A day-long series of programs Friday on public school reform and at-risk students concluded with the panel, “Students Rights: Free Expression and Beyond,” that focused on student rights and included an exploration of the benefits of free speech in schools.
The American Bar Association’s 70th Midyear Meeting will bring more than 3,000 legal professionals and their families to Boston, Feb. 11 – 17.
With the 2008 election season in full swing, access to the polls and the fair treatment of voters have become hot topics, particularly as voter turnout reaches record numbers. In response, the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, along with several other entities, sponsored the Friday panel, “Modern American Election Law and Voting Rights,” at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles.
Donzaleigh Abernathy, youngest daughter of Civil Rights Movement leader Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, was the keynote speaker Thursday at the ABA Judicial Division program, “Partners to History: A Personal Perspective on the Rule of Law During the Civil Rights Movement.”
What are the roots of the mortgage bust and how should government and industry map their way out of the crisis?
Can lawyers use deception to detect and stop wrongdoing? That was the primary question discussed during Friday’s Midyear Meeting program, “Can Attorneys Go Undercover: Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property Pretext Investigations.”
What is a jury’s process of deliberation during a civil trial? How do jurors process the information they receive in the courtroom? What factors influence their decisions? These were some of the questions answered Friday during the program, “How Civil Juries Really Decide Cases,” at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles.
During the opening of the 8th Annual Minority Judicial Clerkship Program on Thursday nearly 90 law school students heard a consistent message from ABA leaders—build your legal career with the help of those who have gone before.
ABA President Unveils New Index to Evaluate Nations’ Adherance to Rule of Law Along Four Key Principles
A new, comprehensive index that will evaluate how nations around the world are adhering to the rule of law was announced by William H. Neukom, president of the American Bar Association on Friday.