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The American Bar Association adopted Monday an expanded policy that urges state licensing agencies to eliminate questions for prospective lawyers that ask about mental health diagnosis or treatments.Read More »
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomes American Bar Association delegates to Chicago. Emanuel urged lawyers to look at community policing and how criminal justice system can engage communities.Read More »
ABA President William C. Hubbard highlights his accomplishments during his term in the areas of the criminal justice reform, future of legal services, domestic violence, immigration, and legacy of Magna Carta.Read More »
The ABA House of Delegates has the ultimate responsibility for establishing association policy on professional and public issues. Patricia Lee Refo, who presides over the 560-member body, explains how an idea becomes policy that may eventually have a nationwide or worldwide impact. “There’s no question that what happens at the House of Delegates makes a big difference,” said Refo. “Members of Congress and their legislative staffs rely on the expertise that comes from the American Bar Association when they consider legislation.”Read More »
The House of Delegates urges jurisdictions that impose capital punishment to promulgate execution protocols in a transparent manner. It also calls for public review and comment before final adoption of any execution protocol.
Resolution 108B was adopted at the 2015 Midyear Meeting session of the policy-making body.Read More »
House delegates pass resolution 108A, urging all governments that impose capital punishment to require unanimous decisions by juries before imposition of death-penalty sentences. Of the states, only Florida, Alabama and Delaware do not require unanimous verdicts in capital punishment cases. The resolution also covers military courts.
Resolution 108A was adopted at the 2015 Midyear Meeting session of the policy-making body.Read More »