More than 200 of America’s top family law attorneys are set to convene in New Orleans to discuss leading family law issues, including custody involving special needs children, assisted reproductive technology laws, handling adoptions and late-in-life divorce. TheAmerican Bar Association Section of Family Law 2010 Spring CLE Conference will take place April 14 – 17, with headquarters at the Hotel Monteleone.
Pepperdine University School of Law has placed first in the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Sixth Annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition, winning out over Southern Methodist University in the final round of this national competition held in Washington, D.C.
The American Bar Association filed an amicus curiae brief late Monday in the Supreme Court of the United States, supporting a decision by the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, to decline official recognition for a campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society. The school “struck a sound and constitutional balance” between combating discrimination and promoting student free speech, according to the association brief in Christian Legal Society Chapter of University of California, Hastings College of the Law, v. Leo P. Martinez.
Lee Rosen, Raleigh, N.C., has been selected by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section as the recipient of the 2010 James I. Keane Award for his innovations in the use of technology throughout his law practice that demonstrate a commitment to serving both the public and other legal professionals through Web-based legal work. The award will be presented on March 25 at a luncheon during ABA TECHSHOW at the Chicago Hilton.
Harold Koh, legal adviser, U.S. Department of State, will share his views this coming Tuesday on the legal implications of the administration’s national security policy at an American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security breakfast program.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will speak at the opening plenary of the American Bar Association 2010 Spring Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, D.C., at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, at the J. W. Marriott Hotel.
The American Bar Association recently passed a resolution urging federal, state, territorial and local governments to limit the collateral consequences imposed on citizens as a result of contact with the juvenile justice system. Americans across the country find themselves being denied opportunities to progress in society after they have been involved with the juvenile justice system.
On a beautiful Tuesday morning in September 2001, Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert received an urgent notification that something had happened in New York City. After turning on the news, he watched the second plane hit the World Trade Center. That’s when he knew it had not been an accident.
ABA International 2010 Spring Meeting Addresses the Convergence of the Past, Present and Future of the International Legal Profession
The American Bar Association’s Section of International Law will host its 2010 Spring Meeting April 13-17 at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 E. 42 St. in New York City. The global economy and its effects on the international legal profession and its clients will be the key issue of discussion at the meeting.
The American Bar Association is teaming up with TreeUtah to plant trees in South Jordan City, Utah, as part of the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society’s Jordan River Migratory Bird Habitat Restoration Project, on Saturday, March 20 from 1 – 4 p.m. This service project is being held in conjunction with the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law.
Experts in trial practice, leading public officials, jurists and representatives of the news media will participate in sessions for the nation’s largest gathering of trial lawyers when the American Bar Association Section of Litigation meets in New York City for its annual conference April 21-23 at the Hilton New York Hotel.
Economic Recovery, Health Care Mediation and Dissolution of Same-Sex Relationships to be Topics at ABA Spring Conference
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution will hold its 12th Annual Spring Conference April 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, located at 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco. Panels will focus on a variety of topics including government transparency, class action suits, international negotiations, issues in health care, online dispute resolution, same-sex dissolution, construction industry mediation in the time of the recession and others, with more than 100 programs in all.