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June 10, 2013

The Equal Pay Act at 50: Anniversary as opportunity

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was a watershed moment in the women’s rights movement, yet 50 years after the act was signed into law, female workers — especially women of color — are still denied fair wages. Women earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.


June 7, 2013

ABA to explore the legal side of video games and digital media

Legal experts will weigh in on current topics in the electronic gaming industry during the Video Games and Digital Media Conference hosted by the _ Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries on June 10 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.


June 4, 2013

Protect your firm: Invest in cyber liability insurance

Despite headlines about cyberattacks appearing almost daily in the news, some law firms still do not realize how vulnerable they are to such dangers. At a legal technology trade show earlier this year, FBI special agent Mary Galligan warned that law firms are increasingly being targeted.


May 30, 2013

U.S. government can learn from contracting missteps in Iraq and Afghanistan, panel finds

In Washington, the best method to uncover the truth is boiled down to three words: Follow the money. As special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, Stuart Bowen follows the billions of dollars that went into reconstruction efforts and distinguishes between beneficial and wasteful spending.


May 27, 2013

Hurricanes get attention, but droughts can cost more, according to disaster experts

Though Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage, the disasters that can draw more federal aid are actually droughts, said Antoinette M. Jackson, director of the affordable housing and governmental relations sections at the law firm of Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee.


May 24, 2013

ABA president extends association’s disaster resources to Oklahoma tornado victims

Extending sympathy to the victims of this week’s Oklahoma tornadoes, _ President Laurel G. Bellows announced today that the ABA is organizing volunteer legal assistance for survivors and offering disaster-related resources for lawyers.
“There are no words to ease the pain of the families who lost loved ones in this horrible tragedy,” Bellows said.


May 23, 2013

ABA ethics opinion guides lawyers’ obligations to deter clients’ money laundering

A new _ ethics opinion discusses a lawyer’s obligations under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in the context of efforts to deter and combat client-related money laundering and terrorist financing.


May 20, 2013

ABA files amicus brief with U.S. Court of Appeals in intellectual property case

The _ has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the intellectual property case of Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. PhilipsElectronics North America Corp. and University Lighting Technologies Inc.


May 15, 2013

ABA announces 2013 Silver Gavel Award Winners

The _ announced today its selections for the 2013 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system. This is the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose, and no more than one Silver Gavel is presented in each category.


May 13, 2013

National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws hears from Chicagoland activists and lawyers who fear proliferation of self-defense laws

The _ National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws held its second regional public hearing recently at ABA headquarters in Chicago.


May 10, 2013

‘Rock star’ litigators share how they have made a difference through pro bono

They descended on the 2013 _ Section of Litigation Annual Conference in Chicago without electric guitars or a phalanx of roadies, but they were called rock stars nonetheless. Headlining a session titled “Litigators Making a Difference” was a trio of litigation heavyweights who have, indeed, made a difference in the evolution of American jurisprudence.


May 7, 2013

5 Women Lawyers to be Honored with 2013 Margaret Brent Awards

The _ Commission on Women in the Profession has chosen five women lawyers to receive its 2013 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award ceremony luncheon will take place Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, during the ABA Annual Meeting.

 
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