For the second consecutive year, ABA Day in Washington, D.C., drew participants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. ABA Day is the association’s annual effort to connect policymakers with their constituents in the legal profession.
The American Bar Association honored six members of Congress yesterday for their contributions to issues important to the legal profession, by presenting them with the Congressional Justice Award.
The American Bar Association presented its Grassroots Advocacy Award yesterday to Kevin L. Shepherd (left), a partner at Venable LLP, and William K. Weisenberg (right), assistant executive director for public affairs for the Ohio State Bar Association, for their leadership on significant legal issues.
The 61st Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law attracted a record crowd to Washington, D.C. The meeting drew more than 2,700 individuals from the United States and abroad for an array of programs, including sessions with an international theme.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be one of the keynote speakers at the American Bar Association Section of International Law 2013 Spring Meeting, April 23-26.
In an effort to raise awareness about the need for pay equity for women, American Bar Association President Laurel G. Bellows announced the launch of a virtual “march” on April 9, also known as Equal Pay Day. Bellows is calling on men and women across the country to “Click Your Heels” to join the march
American Bar Association 2013 TECHSHOW attendees got a Broadway-style respite April 5 from detailed sessions on technology applications and the practice of law. The source may have seemed unlikely — keynote speaker David Pogue, the New York Times’ technology columnist.
In a recent session on hot topics in regulation at the 9th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute, experts discussed what the Constitution says about executive power and the political factors at play.
The same-sex marriage questions that were recently taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court are the focus of “The Charlie Rose Show” this week, where noted attorney and ABA member David Boies discussed what he called “a seismic shift” in public sentiment on the issue.
Keeping up with technology can be a full-time job, and lawyers already have one. Enter the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW. The conference and expo April 4-6 at the Hilton Chicago provides a collaborative environment in which lawyers can learn new ways to build their business, better their practice and enhance their daily lives using technology.
On most days, a law student’s schedule is loaded with lectures, homework and hours of reading. But on Wednesday, March 27, many student bar associations and law school leaders will shake up rigorous study with events that encourage students to give their brains a break.
Law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community need revised laws to help them prevent crime and gather information for offenses committed in cyberspace, said Andrew Weissmann, general counsel for the FBI, at an American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security program.