New Executives Named for ABA Journal, Legal Publishing and Educational Programs

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2011—The _ has promoted two executives to its Chicago-based legal publishing senior management team, the association announced late Thursday.

Allen Pusey

Allen Pusey

Legal journalist Allen Pusey will serve as editor and publisher of the ABA Journal, the association’s flagship publication. He joined the magazine as managing editor in 2007 and has been its acting editor since May.

Robert Rupp, the ABA’s acting director of publishing, will be director of education and publishing for the association’s continuing legal education and publications program.

Pusey will oversee the ABA Journal’s editorial and business operations, including its print publication, e-mail publications and website. The electronic publications are distributed to more than 400,000 readers each week, and the monthly magazine is circulated to all ABA members.

Before joining the ABA, Pusey worked 26 years for the Dallas Morning News as an investigative reporter, feature writer, special projects editor and U.S. Supreme Court correspondent. His work has appeared in Time, Texas Monthly, the Texas Observer, the New York Times Magazine and MacLean’s. While covering the Supreme Court, Pusey appeared as an occasional commentator on the court for C-SPAN.

Robert Rupp

Robert Rupp

As director of education and publishing, Rupp will oversee operations of ABA Publishing and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education.

ABA Publishing produces approximately 200 book titles and periodicals annually with an expanding number of electronic books and digital products. The Center for CLE produces more than 300 in-person and distance-learning educational programs annually. Its MCLE accreditation unit processes CLE applications and certification for all of the ABA’s 700 annual meetings and educational events.

Previously, Rupp served six years as associate director of the ABA Business Law Section. Prior to joining the ABA, he worked for the Health Care Compliance Association and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

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