September 18, 2018 ABA Media Relations

ABA in the News

ABA rates another Trump 8th Circuit nominee ‘not qualified’, Bloomberg BNA. ABA judicial ratings are mentioned in a story about Jonathan Kobes, President Trump’s nominee for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Arizona Summit Law School remains hopeful in the face of an uncertain future, Downtown (Phoenix) Devil. ABA accreditation is mentioned in a story about Arizona Summit Law School Interim President Peter Goplerud remaining hopeful as the school appeals the loss of its accreditation.

California’s new rules for lawyers move closer to ABA model, Law360. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct are mentioned in a story about the first comprehensive overhaul of California’s Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years.

Koch network standing by Brett Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegations, CNBC. ABA judicial ratings are mentioned in a story about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Amendment 11 would let legislature shrink Florida’s prisons, if the Supreme Court approves, Daytona Beach News-Journal. Former ABA president Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte is quoted in a story about a controversial ballot initiative in Florida.

Criminal District Court maintaining and improving efficiency, watchdog report says, WVUE. The ABA is mentioned in a story about a judicial efficiency report for Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.   

New entrants, RIDEA among hot topics in senior housing legal landscape, Senior Housing News. ABA member Mike Okaty, chair of the ABA Senior Housing and Assisted Living Committee, is featured in a Q-and-A column about the legal landscape of senior housing. 

Shearman & Sterling aims to boost diversity with new c-suite role, The American Lawyer. ABA past president Hilarie Bass and former ABA president Paulette Brown are mentioned in a story about major law firms making public moves to tackle diversity issues. 

Commentary: How can we help women lawyers achieve long-term careers? Daily Business Journal. ABA past president Hilarie Bass is mentioned in a column about her initiative, “Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law.” 

IRS spokespeople discuss 199A - What will the final regulations say? Forbes. A webinar sponsored by the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is mentioned in a story about clients who may benefit from Internal Revenue Code Section 199A.