On the same day panelists discuss the benefits and impacts of fracking at the American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting in Dallas, the city plan commission there will rehear a contentious proposal that could open the way for gas companies to drill within city limits.
To help new lawyers or other legal professionals looking for work, the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division will debut its CareerLine LIVE! event at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in Dallas. The program invites participants to ask their questions about résumés, job applications, networking and more.
When First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a report that offers suggestions for removing employment barriers for military spouses, she commended the American Bar Association’s efforts in the area.
“There is no target in the U.S. that cannot be successfully attacked today,” said Stewart Baker, talking about cyber security. Baker is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson and served as a panelist at a program on the issue at the American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.
When the Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives started in 1967, its leaders could only locate 25 Native American attorneys in the country. “That was out of 560 tribes,” says Heidi Nesbitt, PLSI director and the American Indian Law Center’s assistant director.
ESI stands for “electronically stored information,” but, in effect, the “E” also means “evidence,” noted Illinois lawyer discipline counsel Wendy Muchman at an ABA Midyear Meeting session Feb. 3 on e-discovery, public records and metadata sponsored by the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division.
In a time when demand for legal aid has never been higher and funding for legal aid providers is being slashed across the country, national and local experts who have devoted their careers to law and policy for the public good shared their perspectives about careers in public interest law Feb. 3 at the ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.
In a time when states are desperately looking for ways to save money, programs for pretrial release and diversion are not just conserving funds but also ensuring fairness and enhancing public safety, according to a panel at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.
The American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) will honor Peter J. Neeson of Philadelphia with its James K. Carroll Leadership Award, which honors members who have shown outstanding leadership qualities and service to the section. The award will be presented to Neeson Feb. 4 during the TIPS Joint Reception with the International Law Section and Judicial Division of the 2012 ABA Midyear Meeting.
A worldwide network of countries and organizations could be the latest tool to improve prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities, according to the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights. The Center’s co-chair, Walter White, explains the urgency of the Center’s work toward a mass atrocity prevention network, and why they must keep moving toward that goal.
American Bar Association President-Elect Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III was sworn in to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in a ceremony at the association’s Midyear Meeting in Atlanta. Robinson is member-in-charge of the Northern Kentucky offices of Frost Brown Todd LLC, a regional law firm with nine offices located in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Indiana.
High school students from the D.M. Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy spoke with American Bar Association President-elect Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III before attending the ABA House of Delegates session at the association’s Midyear Meeting in Atlanta on Feb. 14. In addressing the students, Robinson spoke about the significance of the ABA and what it does.