July 01, 2017

News from the ABA

John Feerick of Fordham Law School to Receive ABA Medal

John Feerick, professor and former dean at Fordham University School of Law, will receive the American Bar Association’s highest honor, the ABA Medal, at the Annual Meeting in New York. Respected for his work in ethics and public service, Professor Feerick helped to draft the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The amendment sets out the succession process for the U.S. presidency and establishes procedures for when the president is disabled or the office of the vice president must be filled. In 2011, Professor Feerick received the Section’s Robert J. Kutak Award.

Start Your National Celebration of Pro Bono Planning Now

Over the past eight years, the ABA's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in focusing an annual national spotlight on pro bono. During the 2016 National Celebration, over 700 organizations participated by planning more than 1,200 events.

This year’s National Celebration, October 22-28, is only a few short months away. Visit the Celebration Website for great organizing ideas and tools. Contact the ABA's Center for Pro Bono to help facilitate your planning at celebrateprobono@americanbar.org.

 Do Good. Do Justice. Do Pro Bono.