The 2013 Law Day Guide is now available to help law firms, bar associations, schools and community organizations plan a memorable event to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. For the first time, the guide is available for download to an iPad. It has talking points, programming ideas, publicity ideas, resources and lesson plans for every grade level.
A project of the American Bar Association announced today that it has awarded grants to state access to justice commissions in Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Washington to promote innovation in civil legal aid delivery to people of limited means.
The development of privacy as a priority area in the Federal Trade Commission and the move by the FTC to file claims in federal courts are two of the biggest developments Joan Bernstein, a former FTC director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, saw during her tenure there. Bernstein, in a recent issue of Antitrust, reflected on these changes.
Irving Espinosa-Rodrigue awaits a pretrial hearing in January in Massachusetts for allegedly violating the state’s wiretapping law by secretly recording a police officer during a traffic stop. In 2007, Simon Glick openly used his cellphone to videotape police arresting a man on the Boston Common. Glick was also charged with illegal wiretapping.
ABA Center on Children and the Law Dedicates New Library Collection at University of the District of Columbia
The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law on Monday dedicated its “ABA Children and the Law Collection” at the library of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Staff attorney Scott Trowbridge used his connections as a UDC alumnus to help make the move from the ABA center’s basement library to the law school happen.
Just 10 years ago, there were so few national security court cases that they could fit on a single Web page. Now there are thousands, according to Deborah Pearlstein, assistant professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, who spoke during an American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security conference panel.
The ABA Journal has announced its sixth annual Blawg 100, a list of 100 favorite legal blogs compiled by ABA Journal staff. The staff also asks for nominations from readers through a Blawg Amici process, allowing short testimonials from fans of particular blogs.
Panel on ABA’s New Civil Immigration Detention Standards Emphasizes ‘Nonpunitive’ Treatment for Detainees
At a recent discussion on the American Bar Association’s new civil immigration detention standards hosted by the ABA and the Center for Migration Studies, panelists addressed the treatment of detainees and emphasized that it should be nonpunitive.
A week from today, shoppers will go online hoping to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals for their friends, family and themselves. But consumer protection law specialists at the American Bar Association say shoppers should be careful because their personal information may not be adequately protected or the website they are purchasing from may not be trustworthy.
All lawyers have encountered the dreaded “discovery bully.” In a recent American Bar Association Sound Advice podcast from the Section of Litigation, two lawyers from Armstrong Teasdale, Jennifer Hoekels and Joan Archer, provided 10 rules to help deal with what can be a frustrating situation.
The multistate mortgage settlement reached after the national housing crisis proved to be a win-win for all involved, said Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, who discussed the outcome of the mortgage crisis during the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee Fall Meeting.
Lawyers are effecting change on Election Day by volunteering their time at the polls and helping to instill public confidence in the voting process. Margaret Masunaga will be working at Konawaena Elementary School in Kealakekua, Hawaii.