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Quarterly e-Newsletter

Each of our Section members receives a quarterly newsletter, highlighting announcements, Section-sponsored programming, member activities, Committee projects, upcoming meetings and events, and more.

The latest Newsletter

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Chair's Column

At least once a quarter, the current Section Chair will draft a column to the Section's membership, detailing a particular issue - or a range of issues - that they'd like to address. These columns are distributed to the membership through the Section's quarterly e-newsletter.

The latest chair's column

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Member Op-Ed's

From time to time, Section members author articles, op-ed's, and blogs offering their insight into the latest developments in civil rights and social justice.

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Other Section Publications

Tools For Schools: A Handbook for Lawyer Engagement in Student Education

The American Bar Association Commission on the Lawyer’s Role in Assuring Every Child’s Right to a High Quality Education is pleased to present a second edition of Tools for Schools that helps engage lawyers in the work of improving the nation’s public schools. The publication provides a framework for lawyers’ involvement in public schools based on models of lawyer engagement with students and schools around the country.

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Environmental Protection in the Trump Era

Updated for 2018, the second edition is the latest collaboration between the Environmental Law Institute and the Section. With updates to every chapter, the book covers critical changes to the environmental protection landscape under the Trump Administration since January 20, 2017. The publication is written for the interested public, not just attorneys, and is rooted in changes to laws, regulations, or agency practices.

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Banning Conversion Therapy on Minors: A Guide for Creating Tribal & State Legislation

This code development guide was created for tribal and state legislators and governments interested in banning harmful conversion therapy practices on minors. It provides the latest research and policy on conversion therapy, with chapters that address each major legal code section, including examples and recommendations. The resource was developed by the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and is endorsed by the National Native American Bar Association. (2019)

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Ten Guidelines on Court Fines and Fees

In the 2017-18 bar year, the Section partnered with the Presidential Task Force on Building Public Trust in the American Justice System, appointed by Hilarie Bass, past President of the ABA (2017-2018) and chaired by Robert N. Weiner, former Chair of the Section, to prepare these guidelines, which were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in August 2018.

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