Across America, notario fraud is a common practice. The ABA Midyear Meeting panel “The Unauthorized Practice of Law: Responses from the Bar” on Friday examined how attorneys can better respond to these abuses in their communities.
The Law Fellows Outreach Program of University of California, Los Angeles, received the 2013 Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity. The award is sponsored by the _ Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline.
According to John Simek, vice president of Sensei Enterprises, “we’re addicted to our phones.” He cited that 58 percent of smartphone users can’t go one hour without checking their phones.
The _ Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity today recognized three lawyers with the inaugural Stonewall Award during a ceremony at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas.
“There are 100 rooms in a value-billing house,” Jeffrey Carr said during a Thursday afternoon session at the Midyear Meeting. “What’s important is that you come into the house, not which room you use.”
A Friday morning panel during the Midyear Meeting, “Utilizing Technology to Avoid Malpractice and Generate Business,” instructed on how lawyers can use technology to prevent missteps, and provide efficiencies and opportunities where lawyers most need them throughout the client cycle.
On the same day the Dallas city council debated for the third time in three months whether to allow gas drilling within its city limits, a panel of experts at the _ Midyear Meeting explained why “fracking” is both exciting yet controversial and how lawyers can navigate the impact of this growing technology.
It was a multi-dimensional experience – volunteers on the phone, in-person and online offering career advice to hundreds of inquiring law students and new lawyers. The _’s Young Lawyers Division held its first CareerLine LIVE! event on Thursday at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas, with more than 70 YLD volunteers offering one-on-one support and guidance.
The Midyear Meeting program “Disability Issues in Employment and Labor Law” on Feb. 7 in Dallas aimed to guide employers through the complex array of federal and state laws and regulations that protection workers with disabilities. The program assisted employers in developing a comprehensive strategy for hiring and retaining these workers.
In Florida, a prospective juror nearly faced jail time when he Googled the defendant during a capital murder trial. In Vermont, the Supreme Court overturned a sexual assault conviction when it discovered a juror used the Internet to research the defendant’s heritage.
With viewing parties from Seattle to Los Angeles on the West Coast, and from Washington, D.C. to Miami on the East Coast, more than 700 young lawyers and law students participated in Ms. JD’s “Building Her Power Base: A Conversation with ABA President Laurel Bellows on Leadership & Entrepreneurship.”
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