Lawyers who practice elder law face a challenging question that many other lawyers don’t always have to ask and answer: Who is the client? “Depending on the circumstances of how the client comes to you, it may be a bit confusing,” said Colorado Springs lawyer Michael A. Kirtland at the teleconference “An Introduction to Elder Law.”
“Voices for Victims: Lawyers Against Human Trafficking,” a video produced for the American Bar Association Task Force on Human Trafficking in partnership with the ABA Communications and Media Relations Division has won a Bronze Telly Award — a runner-up to first place.
Same-sex couples who marry or join in civil unions face unique challenges to determine whether their partner qualifies as a beneficiary of their trusts, and attorneys must often navigate complex or unclear laws to guide their clients appropriately.
Michael Stramiello, a third-year student at the University of Alabama School of Law, won the 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest, sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.
Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi was a Tunisian vegetable street vendor who set himself on fire in late 2010. Bouazizi was protesting the confiscation of his wares and the harassment he felt he endured from municipal officials. His act incited demonstrations throughout Tunisia in protest of the country’s autocratic policies and became a catalyst for Tunisia’s political revolution and the “Arab Spring” events that spread throughout the region.
World Series Manager Joe Torre Talks of Growing Up With Domestic Violence as He Advocates for Children
In 1995, a short while after being fired for the third time as a Major League baseball manager, Joe Torre cried. His tears had nothing to do with his professional demise.
The proposed immigration bill making its way through Congress offers a major break from current policies and practices, several immigration lawyers said at an American Bar Association webinar.
There are two common denominators to every compensation fund following a major disaster, mediator Kenneth Feinberg told participants of the ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum at the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and Judicial Division Joint Spring Meeting and CLE Forum.
Although they hadn’t laid eyes on each other in 42 years, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen and lawyer Richard Leefe still felt an immediate connection when they reunited last week. “All of a sudden, he arrived outside my office,” the New Jersey Republican said. “We had immediate recognition. That was an emotional moment.”