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    ABA Death Penalty Due Process Review Project analyzes savings for a severe mental illness exemption

    June 21, 2018 8:46 AM by romeroi

    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2018 — The American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Due Process Review Project has released a study titled “Potential Cost-Savings of a Severe Mental Illness Exclusion from the Death Penalty: An Analysis of Tennessee Data,” which presents a preliminary cost estimate for Tennessee if it enacted a severe mental illness exemption for the death penalty.

    In 2006, the ABA called for all jurisdictions that continue to use the death penalty to enact an exclusion so that defendants who had a severe mental illness at the time of committing the crime would not be eligible for the death penalty. The Death Penalty Due Process Review Project has written extensively about the legal and ethical justifications for this policy and supported reform efforts. In considering the appropriateness of this reform, many policymakers have also cited the increased costs to states and localities of seeking and imposing capital punishment and sought information about the potential cost savings of a severe mental illness exemption. To that end, analysts almost unanimously agree that the death penalty is significantly more expensive than cases where prosecutors seek a life sentence. No researchers, however, have yet undergone an empirical study on this topic or conclusively quantified the fiscal impact of a severe mental illness exclusion.

    While the analysis is limited in its scope and data set, it presents the first reasonable estimation of how much money a state like Tennessee could save if it enacts such a policy — approximately $1.4 to $1.9 million a year. This report also offers a model methodology for others to apply to their states to better assess the public policy effects of a severe mental illness exclusion to the death penalty.

    Read the report here

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    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

     

    Statement of Hilarie Bass, ABA president Re: Executive Order on separation of children at the border

    June 20, 2018 4:08 PM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 20, 2018 — The American Bar Association is pleased that the administration has decided to stop the inhumane and untenable policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. We call on the government to expeditiously and efficiently reunite families and minimize any further harm to the children. The ABA pledges its full support in working within the legal community to make this happen.

    The executive order is a first step. Comprehensive and just immigration reform is still needed. The ABA opposes detention of noncitizens except in extraordinary circumstances and favors humane alternatives to detention that are the least restrictive necessary to ensure appearance in their immigration proceedings, including pre-hearing release and bond. It is not an either-or choice between separation and detention of families. Families should not be detained unless there is some individualized determination of flight or security risk.

    If families are detained, clear standards are needed that allow visits by independent observers and friends and family. Detainees also should receive legal information explaining the process and their rights.

    In addition, asylum seekers legally approaching ports of entry should not be turned away or told to return later. Our country has the obligation to accept legal asylum seekers and not force them to try to enter the country illegally or face other dangers as they wait for entry.

    In addition, the ABA supports the appointment of counsel at federal government expense to represent all indigent persons in removal proceedings.

    The ABA is committed to defending liberty and advancing the rule of law as well as protecting our borders. We ask that all officials exercise restraint and a common-sense approach centered on true public safety when it comes to arrest and deportation and we call on everyone involved in the process to be treated with dignity and respect.

    If you are a lawyer and want to volunteer, donate or help in any way, the ABA has a resource page with information here.

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    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

     

    ABA to hold summit at Northwestern Law School on women’s long-term legal careers

    June 19, 2018 2:30 PM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 19, 2018 — Distinguished women lawyers from around the country will gather at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago on June 28 to discuss a problem that has affected the legal profession for decades — experienced women leaving the legal profession in substantial numbers.

    What:  
    The National Summit on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law
    Sponsored by the American Bar Association

    When: 
    Thursday, June 28

    Where:
    Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
    375 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611

    The agenda builds on a previous summit held at Harvard Law School in November, which examined the unique issues and career dynamics facing women lawyers in practice for over 20 years and the reasons for their disproportionately high rate of attrition.

    Statistics show that for more than 25 years, close to half of law school graduates have been women and that they enter the profession at the same rate as men. However, gender differences quickly emerge. Only 41 percent of firm lawyers age 40 or older are women, and their numbers continue to shrink. Among lawyers who are 50 or older, just 27 percent are women. In addition, few of these women move into law firm leadership. While women constitute 45 percent of associates in the entering classes of U.S. big law firms, they make up only about 25 percent of partners and a mere 19 percent of equity partners.

    The summit will report on preliminary findings of surveys, focus groups and research conducted since the previous summit.  

    “Based on the ABA’s groundbreaking focus on this troubling trend, a clearer picture has emerged to explain why so many women lawyers are leaving the profession in what should be the prime of their career,” said ABA President Hilarie Bass, who has made this issue one of the signature initiatives of her presidential term. “Issues surrounding business-generation credit, women being treated as tokens for diversity purposes, success fatigue as well as sexual harassment are all factors. This is a huge loss of talent and expertise to the legal profession and to our justice system that we cannot afford. This summit will be a big step toward changing the current trend.”

    The summit will begin at 1 p.m., with Bass giving welcoming remarks. Kimberly A. Yuracko, Judd and Mary Morris Professor of Law and incoming dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, will also speak. They will be followed by the initiative’s co-chairs: Roberta D. Liebenberg, senior partner, Fine Kaplan & Black, RPC in Philadelphia and past chair of the ABA Commission on Women; and Stephanie A. Scharf, partner, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC in Chicago and chair of the ABA Commission on Women.

    Plenary sessions open to media:

    “Plenary 1: What Have We Learned? What Can We Do?” — This session will offer the first report on research about long-term careers for women lawyers and recommended best practices. The results address women’s reports that they have been denied access to business development opportunities because of their gender, among other issues. The panelists include Paulette Brown, past ABA president and a partner at Locke Lord LLP; Roberta Liebenberg; Stephanie Scharf; and Joyce Sterling, senior researcher, ABA Presidential Initiative on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law; professor of legal ethics and legal profession, University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

    1:15-2:15 p.m.

    “Plenary 2: Men in the Mix” — This session will focus on the value and roles of men for fostering long-term careers for women lawyers. Alan Bryan, senior associate general counsel, Walmart, Inc., will moderate a panel including Alex Dimitrief, senior vice president of GE, president and CEO of GE Global Growth Organization; Gregory B. Jordan, general counsel and chief administrative officer, PNC; and Andrea Zopp, president and CEO of World Business Chicago.

    2:30-3:40 p.m.

    Go here to learn more about the ABA’s Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law Initiative.

    To register as a member of the media, please contact Priscilla Totten at 202-662-1094 or Priscilla.Totten@americanbar.org.

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    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

    American Bar Association announces 2018 Margaret Brent award recipients

    June 18, 2018 9:12 AM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 18, 2018 — The American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession has chosen five women lawyers to receive its 2018 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award ceremony luncheon will take place on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago during the ABA Annual Meeting. 

    The honorees are:

    Patricia K. Gillette was a top-rated employment lawyer and litigator for 40 years before resigning her partnership at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in 2015 to pursue her passion as an author and public speaker. Gillette joined Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. in September 2016, and now mediates employment-related cases. In 2006, Gillette co-founded the Opt-In Project, a nationwide initiative promoting the retention and advancement of women in the workplace. She has been a member on the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and the ABA’s Gender Equity Task Force, as well as co-chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s No Glass Ceiling Initiative. In recognition of her work to advance women in the profession, Gillette has received several awards, including the ABA Golden Hammer Award, the California Women Lawyers Association’s Fay Stender Award and the Barristers Association of San Francisco Award of Merit.

    Eileen M. Letts is a partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP. Prior to her private practice, Letts served as assistant corporate counsel for the city of Chicago and as a staff attorney on the Chicago Housing Authority. As a young lawyer, Letts served as chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, the first African-American to hold the position. She serves on the ABA advisory council for the presidential initiative, Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law. During her six years of service to Chicago, Letts represented the city in a number of high-profile cases before joining private practice at Jones Ware & Grenard in the late 1980s. She co-founded Greene and Letts in 1990, and after 26 years, the firm joined forces with Letts’ current firm, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP, gaining a national presence and new capabilities.

    Consuelo B. Marshall is a senior U.S. district judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She began her career as a deputy city attorney in Los Angeles, the first woman ever hired as a lawyer by the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. After joining the private practice firm Cochran & Atkins in Los Angeles during the 1960s, she decided to pursue a career on the bench, serving as a juvenile court commissioner and a judge for the Inglewood, Calif., municipal court, through the late 1970s. Marshall was appointed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter. In 2001, she became the first woman to serve as chief judge of the Central District of California. She has served on committees for the Ninth Circuit, the Federal Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. She is also an active member of the International Association of Women Judges and currently serves on the RAND Institute for Civil Justice Board of Overseers and as a board member of Equal Justice Works.

    Cynthia E. Nance is the director of pro bono and community engagement at the University of Arkansas School of Law. In 2006, Nance became the first woman and the first African-American dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, and the first woman law school dean in the state of Arkansas. She is the Eighth Circuit member of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and represents the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section in the House of Delegates. In 2012, the Arkansas Supreme Court appointed Nance to the Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Committee and she remains a current member of that group. She has been a scholar-in-residence at University of Iowa College of Law and Washington University School of Law. Her professional work has been published by the Iowa Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law and many other publications.

    Tina M. Tchen is a partner at Buckley Sandler in Chicago. Tchen has successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the state of Illinois and has handled complex civil litigation and enforcement matters both in state and federal courts in Illinois and across the country. Prior to joining Buckley Sandler in 2017, Tchen served as an assistant to President Barack Obama, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. She is a leader of Buckley Sandler’s Workplace Cultural Compliance Practice and guides companies in approaching cultural compliance issues.

    The ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established in 1991, honors outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for others. The award is named for Margaret Brent, the first woman lawyer in America.  Brent arrived in the colonies in 1638, and was involved in 124 court cases in more than eight years, winning every case. In 1648, she formally demanded a vote and voice in the Maryland Assembly, which the governor denied. 

    Previous winners range from small-firm practitioners in Alabama and Alaska to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Winners are selected on the basis of their professional accomplishments and their role in opening doors for other women lawyers.

    Stephanie Scharf, chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, said of this year’s Brent winners: “We are honored to recognize this spectacular group of women. We applaud their achievements, knowing that their efforts will inspire a new generation of women lawyers.”

    ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to legal questions and issues. Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com and follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

     

    ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division announces 2018 award recipients

    June 14, 2018 7:18 AM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 — The American Bar Association Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division (GPSLD) has chosen the recipients of its 2018 Dorsey, Hodson and Nelson Awards.  The annual awards are for outstanding work in the government and public sector.

    The awards will be presented at the General E. E. Anderson Awards Reception on Friday, Aug. 3, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel (Cloud Gate Ballroom 5) during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

    The Dorsey Award honors an outstanding public defender or legal aid lawyer. The Hodson Award recognizes an outstanding government or public sector law office. The Nelson Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to the ABA by an individual government or public sector lawyer.

    Janet M. Coulter, GPSLD chair, says of this year’s winners: “These national award winners represent public service at its best. Public lawyers across the country work hard to improve people’s lives and represent the needy. We are so happy to highlight their outstanding achievements.”

    The recipients are:

    Dorsey Award:

    Deborah Katz Levi is the director of Special Litigation, Baltimore City Felony Trial Division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. Levi has worked to repair confidence in Baltimore City’s criminal justice system after the Freddie Gray incident, the findings that led to the U.S. Department of Justice and Baltimore entering a consent decree and the criminal conviction of eight Baltimore City police officers. Levi seeks transparency in the criminal justice system through the disclosure of discoverable Baltimore Police Officers’ Internal Affairs Department records. Her work with the Baltimore City Police Department to create a streamlined discovery process ensures that criminal defendants’ rights are protected.

    Hodson Award:

    The Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO) provides zealous representation for detainees accused of terrorism and war crimes and advocates for the application of fundamental Constitutional guarantees to the Guantanamo Bay military commissions. MCDO lawyers have experienced extraordinary challenges including: establishing functioning attorney-client relations due to cultural and language barriers; communicating with clients located in another country and who are subject to strict government policies regarding communicating with counsel; and litigating lengthy, complex trials including many capital cases, involving millions of pages of discovery and defense investigations in locations across the world. The work of the MCDO defense team has resulted in a significant number of dismissals and legal victories regarding the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, the Ex Post Facto Clause and the government’s burden of proof in establishing jurisdiction in Guantanamo Bay.

    Nelson Award:

    Denise R. Avant, a visually impaired lawyer and former Cook County Illinois assistant public defender, began her service to the ABA in 2012 as a member of the ABA Commission on Disability Rights. She currently serves as a liaison to the Commission from the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. In 2017, Avant was appointed to serve in the ABA House of Delegates, the policy making body of the association. Avant has worked her entire career to ensure that disadvantaged people had a voice in our justice system. A highlight of her work includes her involvement in producing the video “Hidden Injustice: Toward a Better Defense.” It advised America’s public defenders and defense attorneys on the impact of implicit bias and the necessary steps to combat it. Avant is currently President of the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois.

    The GPSLD’s National Awards are designed to recognize the extraordinary achievements of government lawyers and to inform the public about the outstanding work performed and the positive impact made by our nation’s public lawyers. Winners are selected based on their professional accomplishments and their role in ensuring access to justice.

    The 9,300 member ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division provides programs, publications, and online resources specifically designed for government, public sector and military lawyers, as well as interested law students.

    There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

    ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to legal questions and issues. Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com and follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

     

    Jobs and education hot topics to be featured at ABA disability rights conference

    June 14, 2018 6:45 AM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 —  Experts from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and leading disability rights attorneys, advocates, and educators will convene at the American Bar Association’s 5th National Conference: Disability Issues in Employment and Education Law, on Friday, June 22 in Philadelphia to explore questions involving persons with disabilities and their rights arising in employment and education law contexts.

    Approximately one in five Americans has a disability, making persons with disabilities the largest minority group in the United States. Despite achievements through advocacy and legislation, people with disabilities continue to face challenges and encounter barriers to obtaining an education and getting a job. The unemployment rates of people with disabilities is almost double that of those without disabilities, and students with disabilities graduate high school and college at significantly lower rates than students without disabilities.

    What:
    5th National Conference: Disability Issues in Employment and Education Law
    Presented by the ABA Commission on Disability Rights

    When:
    June 22, 2018

    Where:
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    100 Penn Square East
    Wanamaker Building
    Suite 1010
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    The opening session, “Federal Government Enforcement of Disability Rights,” will be a highlight of the conference. Speakers include Rebecca B. Bond, chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Johnny Collett, assistant secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education; Debra M. Lawrence, regional attorney, Philadelphia District Office, EEOC; and Frank Lopez, deputy assistant general counsel, Division of Educational Equity, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education. The session will be moderated by Marc Maurer, director of legal policy at the National Federation of the Blind. These experts will discuss initiatives, policy and enforcement efforts by federal agencies in employment and education as they relate to persons with disabilities.

    Program topics will include:

    • Workplace safety and direct threat
    • The rise of retaliation claims by workers with disabilities
    • Employee leave and the interplay between the ADA and FMLA
    • Recent disability employment law decisions
    • Working with experts to develop IEP content
    • Strategies for presenting expert testimony in due process proceedings
    • Representing students facing school discipline and juvenile justice involvement
    • Case law developments since U.S. Supreme Court’s Endrew F. and Fry decisions
    • Ethical issues that arise when representing clients with developmental, intellectual, and psychiatric disabilities

    A complete agenda can be found online.

    There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

    ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to legal questions and issues. Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com and follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

        

    ABA President Hilarie Bass sends letter to DOJ, Homeland Security opposing separation of children

    June 12, 2018 12:51 PM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 — American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing the association’s strong opposition to recent actions by the Department of Justice and DHS that have resulted in a drastic increase in the separation of children from their parents when arriving at the southern border.

    The letter states that the systemic practice of separating parents and children is antithetical to our values as a country, appears to violate longstanding precedent protecting rights to family integrity, burdens the federal criminal justice and immigration adjudication systems, and increases costs to the government. The ABA believes that when families are apprehended and placed in removal proceedings, parents and children should be kept together in the least restrictive environment necessary or released as an appropriate alternative to detention.

    The letter can be read here.

    ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to legal questions and issues. Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com and follow us on twitter@ABAFactCheck.

    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

     

    ABA publishes new book on crafting effective settlement agreements

    June 11, 2018 1:12 PM by glynnj

    CHICAGO, June 12, 2018 — Settlement agreements resolve cases far more frequently than trials do. Thus, attorneys must be prepared to craft agreements that optimally address the issues between the parties while complying with statutes, published decisions and rules of court. “Crafting Effective Settlement Agreements: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators,” co-published by the American Bar Association Business Law and Dispute Resolution Sections, provides practical advice on drafting settlement terms, reviewing proposed boilerplate provisions, identifying win-win nonmonetary terms even in “money only” cases and ensuring both the durability and enforceability of settlements.

    “Crafting Effective Settlement Agreements,” authored by California appellate court attorney Brendon Ishikawa, provides comprehensive and practical guidance for attorneys regardless of whether the case has not yet been filed or has already resulted in a jury verdict.  Mediators too will find this a relevant and insightful resource for the process of facilitating a finalized settlement agreement.

    This desk reference helps attorneys and mediators:

    • Ensure an optimal drafting process and result for settlement
    • Analyze the practical implications of proposed settlement terms
    • Avoid potential legal and practical pitfalls that lurk unseen in the drafting process
    • Understand the myriad legal requirements for settlement agreements
    • Navigate complex interpersonal dynamics of people with opposing interests
    • Identify problematic settlement agreement terms and avoid malpractice
    • Explore ethical issues that can arise during the settlement process
    • Select options most likely to make a settlement agreement durable and enforceable


    About the author:
    Ishikawa is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has practiced appellate law for more than 20 years. He serves as lead appellate court attorney at the California Court of Appeal, Third District.

    Ishikawa is coauthor, with Dana Curtis, of “Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators” (ABA 2016). He is also the author of “Appellate Mediation in California Civil Appellate Practice” (Cont. Ed. Bar 2017).

    Title:                “Crafting Effective Settlement Agreements: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators

    Publisher:        Business Law Section and Dispute Resolution Section
    Pages:              480
    Product Code: 
    5070753
    ISBN:                978-1-64105-076-0
    Size:                
    6 x 9

    Binding:           Paperback
    Price:               $119.95
    Orders:            800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

    Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at Katrina.Krause@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

    ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to legal questions and issues. Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com and follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

     

     

    Former White House official discusses national security issues during Carter years at ABA luncheon

    June 11, 2018 1:09 PM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 — Stuart E. Eizenstat, former ambassador to the European Union (1993-96) and White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-81), will discuss his new book “President Carter: The White House Years” at a June 20 luncheon sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

    Eizenstat will address some of the key national security law issues that arose during his tenure, including the negotiations of the Transatlantic Agenda with the European Union; the development of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue among European and American CEOs; the negotiation of agreements with the EU regarding the Helms-Burton Act and the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act. 

    What:        
    Stuart Eizenstat discussing “President Carter: The White House Years”

    When:       
    Wednesday, June 20
    Noon-1:30 p.m. ET

    Where:      
    University Club
    1135 16th St. NW
    Washington, D.C.  20036

    Eizenstat held several senior positions in three U.S. administrations, including under secretary of Commerce for International Trade, under secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and deputy secretary of the Treasury.

    There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

    ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to legal questions and issues. Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com and follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement on line. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

     

    ABA President Hilarie Bass writes letter in support of Homeless Children and Youth Act

    June 8, 2018 10:45 AM by glynnj

    WASHINGTON, June 8, 2018 — American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter to Chairman Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) and Ranking Member Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance in the House Committee on Financial Services thanking them for holding the June 6, 2018, hearing concerning H.R. 1511, the Homeless Children and Youth Act. The ABA urges the subcommittee to act favorably on H.R. 1511 so that the bill can be considered by the House and ultimately enacted during this Congress.

    The letter expressed the need for the estimated 4.2 million American youth who experience homelessness each year to be provided “an unbroken continuum of care,” with federal programs designed to work that way.

    The full text of Bass’ letter can be found here.

    ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to legal questions and issues. Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com and follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

    With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.