Key Legal Issues Focus of ABA President Lamm News Conference

Results of new survey of judges to be unveiled; immigration reform and critical situation of judicial vacancies also to be addressed

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2010 — What does a new survey of state trial court judges say about case filings and the impact of the economic downturn on court procedures?  How is the _ weighing in on immigration reform, including the Arizona law?  What is the ABA saying about the number of federal judicial vacancies and its impact on the courts?

These and other key legal topics — including lawyer regulation in bills before Congress, the role of pro bono legal help in the wake of the oil spill, and student loan repayment during our economic crisis — will be addressed by ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm during an upcoming news conference.

_ President Carolyn B. Lamm

News Conference Highlighting Current Key Legal Issues

July 12 – 10 a.m.

National Press Club
Zenger Room
529 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization 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.

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