Extensive research also shows many benefits to placing children with kinship caregivers if they are available. These include minimizing the trauma of family separation, increasing placement stability and improving behavioral outcomes.
Kevin Shepherd: “Despite the adverse and unprecedented effects of the pandemic on our operations, our association increased its net assets by $8.2 million in ﬁscal year 2020.” Photo courtesy of Venable
University of Oregon School of Law professor Mary Wood, a former hazardous waste lawyer, never foresaw that she would become a pioneer in climate change law. It wasn’t even an established practice area in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina—which many scientists attributed to global warming—changed the course of her life from more than 2,000 miles away.
Thanks to the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual harassment are happening now with much more frequency, but respondents to a recent survey expressed serious doubt that recent news has created grass-roots effects.
The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.
Philippe Sands, the author of East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, was interviewed by James Podgers for the ABA Journal. Here is an edited transcript of that interview.