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5:10PM CST
June 25
2013

Experts debate the fate of public pension plans in harsh economic times

For a governor or mayor facing a budget crisis, the popular alternative to raising taxes has been public pension reform.

5:58PM CST
June 21
2013

Former Colorado Supreme Court regulation counsel receives ABA 2013 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award

John S. Gleason, regulation counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court for 14 years, received the ABA Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award during the 2013 ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility in San Antonio.

2:29PM CST
June 20
2013

ABA ‘Voices for Victims’ video on human trafficking honored by American Business Awards

Voices for Victims: Lawyers Against Human Trafficking, a video produced for the _ Task Force on Human Trafficking in partnership with the ABA Communications and Media Relations Division, received a Bronze Stevie Award from the American Business Awards.

5:19PM CST
June 18
2013

Political intelligence experts weigh in on the STOCK Act

The passage of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, which bans members of Congress and their staff from trading based on nonpublic information, leaves political intelligence professionals and their lawyers struggling to figure out the types of information that they are legally allowed to collect.

8:27AM CST
June 17
2013

Debate, legal cases growing over unpaid internships

For-profit companies, including law firms, should be wary and understand the full implications of federal law before using unpaid interns, a panel of employment experts said during an _ program.

12:46PM CST
June 14
2013

10 tips to help improve work-life balance

Being an attorney is a full-time job, but so is being a parent. Danielle Kays, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, and mom to sons ages 1 and 3 shared 10 tips on how to be successful at both in a recent Sound Advice podcast from the ABA Section of Litigation.

3:34PM CST
June 5
2013

Speaking up for competition, airlines and the consumer

In an airline merger, what’s the most important consideration? Maintaining and increasing the level of competition? Creating greater efficiencies for the airlines? Or protecting consumers’ choices?

11:41AM CST
May 24
2013

Be diligent and avoid client conflicts of interest

The trends of more law firm mergers and of attorneys changing jobs more frequently expand the possibility of an attorney-client conflict of interest, a panel of legal ethics experts noted in an _ program.

3:03PM CST
May 23
2013

Social media and legal marketing: a tricky mix

Social media makes navigating a marketing campaign a tricky business for lawyers, according to panelists at a recent _ webinar, “The Ethics of Legal Marketing in a Social Media Age.” While using Twitter, Facebook and other social tools may seem like simple ways for lawyers to effectively introduce themselves to potential clients, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct suggest that lawyers use these technologies with some caution.

10:57AM CST
May 22
2013

New group highlights modern issues for attorneys general and the Department of Justice

After finding himself in charge of many _ events focused on issues related to attorneys general, Ashley L. Taylor Jr. realized there was an unfilled need for the chief legal officers of America’s states and territories. They lacked a place for writing, speaking, mentoring and learning from others in the legal profession who devoted time to these issues. As a result, the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law created the State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee.

7:00AM CST
May 20
2013

Want to find a job in health law? Then ‘never say no’

Students should implement a proactive approach and compile a résumé full of accomplishments that sets them apart from the crowd if they want to successfully pursue a career in health law, a panel of health law lawyers said.

1:07PM CST
May 13
2013

Elder law 101: The client might not be the one paying the legal fees

Lawyers who practice elder law face a challenging question that many other lawyers don’t always have to ask and answer: Who is the client? “Depending on the circumstances of how the client comes to you, it may be a bit confusing,” said Colorado Springs lawyer Michael A. Kirtland at the teleconference “An Introduction to Elder Law.”

 
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