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CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2012— Preventing foreclosures, a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct regarding judicial disqualification, women’s challenges in the legal profession and many other legal topics will be featured at the 2012 American Bar Association Midyear Meeting, Feb. 1 – 6, in New Orleans.Read More »
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association grant approval to Midstate College, Paralegal Services Program, Peoria, IL; Beckfield College, Paralegal Studies Program, Florence, KY and Tri-County, OH; Baker College of Jackson, Paralegal Program, Jackson, MI; South College, Paralegal Studies and Legal Studies Program, Asheville, NC; and Hofstra University, Paralegal Studies Certificate Program, Hempstead, NY.Read More »
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association supports the provisions of Title 28, U.S.C. § 636(c)(1), enacted in 1979, which grants United States magistrate judges, upon the consent of the parties, the power to conduct any and all proceedings in a jury or non-jury civil matter in federal court and to order the entry of judgment in the case, as being consistent with and not violative of Article III of the United States Constitution.Read More »
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges judges and lawyers to consider the following factors in formulating jury voir dire in criminal cases where forensic science evidence is contested:Read More »
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges the federal government to encourage public housing authorities to to request that public housing authorities and other owners of federally subsidized rental reevaluate their current rules regarding admission, termination, and additions to household to ensure that, while resident safety is protected, those rules do not unfairly punish persons with criminal records.
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges the federal government to request public housing authorities and owners of subsidized rental housing to report to the applicable federal agency on their implementation plan for changes in housing rules and policies consistent with this resolution.
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RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges that, where possible in the context of the proceedings before them, U.S. federal, state, territorial, tribal and local courts consider and respect, as appropriate, the data protection and privacy laws of any applicable foreign sovereign, and the interests of any person who is subject to or benefits from such laws, with regard to data that is subject to preservation, disclosure, or sought in discovery in civil litigation.Read More »
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association adopts the ABA Model Relocation of Children Act, dated February 2012, and urges its adoption by state, territorial, tribal, and local legislative bodies.Read More »
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges state and territorial bar admission authorities to adopt rules, regulations, and procedures that accommodate the unique needs of military spouse attorneys who move frequently in support of the nation’s defense, including but not limited to:Read More »