3 Bars Win ABA Diversity AwardsThe Memphis Bar, State Bar of Texas, and State Bar of Arizona have won this year's ABA Partnership Awards for diversity programs. The winners will be recognized at the NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Awards Luncheon in Chicago in July.
Conference to Spotlight Disabled LawyersRegistration has opened for an upcoming ABA meeting that will urge big legal employers to promote diversity hiring, especially toward lawyers with disabilities. The meeting will be held June 15-16. CLE certification is pending.
Celebrate Pro BonoThe ABA encourages bar associations to sponsor a legal clinic or information session at a library to commemorate National Pro Bono Celebration Week, October 25-31.
The Economy's Effect on Bars Like YoursA survey on the economy's effect on bar associations leads a new DBS Web page on economic recovery. The page also examines the economy's effect on IOLTA, how bars are helping overcome the foreclosure crisis, and notes bar Web pages for members on the economy.
The DBS page complements the ABA's economic recovery page, which helps lawyers recover from the financial crisis professionally and personally.
New Home for Innovative Bar Legal Services ProgramsThe ABA's Legal Services Web site now features select bar journal articles on legal services for the middle class.
Reprint ABA ArticlesThe ABA Bookstore now features reprintable articles from nearly a dozen ABA publications, including Bar Leader Magazine.
Encouraging Results from New Pro Bono StudyPro bono is on the rise. Nearly three-fourths of lawyers provide free legal services to the poor, according to a new ABA study.
UPL SurveyA new survey reveals a wide disparity in how states handle unauthorized practice of law.
Help Defending the JudiciaryThe Justice Center's fair and impartial courts resource page helps bar associations defend an independent judiciary. A new DVD supporting the effort is also available. Contact Denise Jimenez at (312) 988-5723.
Recession Teleconference SeriesFrom ABA-CLE: a new teleconference series on recession recovery, free to ABA members.
ABA Hotel Promo: Two Stays, One Free DayUntil July 31, more than 800 hotels are giving ABA members a free weekend night for every two visits. Participating hotels include the Westin, W, and Sheraton.
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New Site Fights FraudA new ABA Web site helps immigrants victimized by "notarios," predators who pretend to be qualified legal advisors, only to defraud their victims.
Free Webcast on Adult Guardianship JurisdictionThe ABA Commission on Law and Aging has released a free one-hour Webcast on adult guardianship jurisdiction. The Webcast is entitled "Why States Should Enact the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act."
YLD Wants a Few Good DelegatesThe ABA's Young Lawyers Division is looking for delegates to attend the meeting of its policy-making Assembly, to be held at the ABA's upcoming Annual Meeting in Chicago. Delegate names are due May 15.