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The ABA scored another victory this summer when the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) included a broad exemption for attorneys in a new rule implementing the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act).
The Obama administration announced last month that 300,000 pending deportations of undocumented immigrants in federal immigration courts will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a joint task force of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice to determine which cases are low priority and can be administratively closed.
A wide range of issues faced the ABA House of Delegates when it convened Aug. 8-9 in Toronto during the ABA Annual Meeting, and new policies adopted by the delegates address the funding crisis in state courts, support for mandatory civic education in public schools, increased civility in the legal profession, and greater protection of children in the immigration process.
Kentucky lawyer Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, a former ABA treasurer and past president of the Kentucky Bar Association, began a one-year term as ABA president last month, vowing to continue the association’s role in advocating for adequate state court funding and working toward membership development and greater diversity in the legal profession.