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  • June 14, 2013

    750 students attend final Law Day

    Edmonds (Wash.) Beacon

    As part of the ABA’s annual Law Day public defenders, private attorneys, judges, police officers and others gave more than 750 fifth-graders a chance to see how a court functions.

  • June 14, 2013

    RVC lawyer appointed to national bar’s education committee

    Rockville Centre (N.Y.) Patch

    ABA President-elect Silkenat appointed A. Thomas Levin, a lawyer at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein PC, to a three-year term on the ABA Standing Committee on Public Education.

  • June 13, 2013

    Percentage of women in ‘NLJ 350’ law firms remains low

    National Law Journal

    An article about the number of women working in the nation’s largest law firms references ABA statistics on the numbers of female law students and female attorneys in private practice.

  • June 12, 2013

    Mayor Dennis Archer honored for conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun by emperor of Japan

    Michigan Chronicle

    Dennis Archer, the ABA’s first African-American president, will be honored with the Order of the Rising Sun by the emperor of Japan to recognize his efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Japan.

  • June 12, 2013

    CIA general counsel to be nominated top Pentagon lawyer

    Blog of the Legal Times

    President Obama intends to nominate CIA General Counsel Stephen Preston to lead the legal department at the Pentagon. At an ABA national security conference in 2011, Preston argued that the CIA’s internal and external controls make it one of the most heavily regulated federal agencies.

  • June 11, 2013

    Belmont law program receives accreditation

    Nashville Business Journal

    Belmont University’s College of Law has received provisional accreditation from the ABA.

  • June 10, 2013

    Taking the Court to Stand Down


    The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans are hosting a free Homeless Court training program in San Diego.

  • June 7, 2013

    2013 diversity scorecard: Firms regain lost ground

    The American Lawyer

    ABA President Bellows is quoted in an article about a survey that shows minority lawyers last year made up 13.9 percent of all lawyers at the 228 firms that responded to the survey. That is up slightly from the previous year but the same percentage as in 2008, before the recession took hold and the overall minority percentage began to dip.

  • June 7, 2013

    ABA hears Stand Your Ground testimony in Philadelphia


    The ABA National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws heard public testimony in Philadelphia on Thursday from activists, lawyers and public officials on Stand Your Ground laws.

  • June 6, 2013

    ABA president concerned for unpaid interns

    Best Practices for Legal Education (blog)

    ABA President Bellows sent a letter in late May to the Department of Labor urging the government to make it clear that unpaid internships to work on pro bono cases are permitted under the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • June 5, 2013

    _ committee votes for resolution to limit LGBT panic defenses

    Human Rights Campaign (blog)

    The ABA Criminal Justice Section passed a resolution to protect victims of so-called gay and transgender “panic” legal defenses and will take the resolution to the association’s Annual Meeting in August.

  • June 4, 2013

    Nevada Legislature passes sex trafficking bill

    Mesquite Citizen Journal

    Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said she will continue to work with the ABA on efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking after the state legislature passed a bill that establishes the crime of sex trafficking of children and adults, allows victims to receive assistance and gives them the right to sue their traffickers

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