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.”
The most downloaded iPhone and iPad applications may be the hit cartoon game Angry Birds, the popular social network Facebook and the Internet radio service Pandora, but among the one million different apps are some useful tools for lawyers on the go who crave organization, easy access and synchronization between their office and everywhere else.
America’s overreliance on incarceration is not working and the country must implement alternative methods to reduce crime, agreed experts during the opening address and plenary panel at the ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting.
Ten years ago, 14 percent of the equity partners in the top 200 law firms were women. Today, that number is just 16 percent A 2-percent increase in one decade is not enough for ABA President-Elect Laurel Bellows. She took that concern to the Young Lawyers Division spring meeting in Nashville, Tenn., where she and YLD Chair Michael Bergmann led a Town Hall Meeting on Gender Equality.
Raising Awareness and Combating Misperceptions Critical to Further Inclusion of Lawyers with Disabilities
How can we as a profession eradicate the stigma that prevents lawyers with disabilities from reaching the pinnacle of their careers? That was the question posed during “Disability Inclusion: Corporate and Law Firm Best Practices,” a panel during the Third National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities.
A recent Section of Business Law-sponsored CLE program, “Privacy and Anti-Money Laundering: An Oxymoron?” described the challenges of navigating the conflicting guidance and legal requirements relating to anti-money laundering efforts and privacy requirements. The program also provided operational tips on managing those requirements, and some scenarios that may arise because of the tension between the two sets of rules.
Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry, with an estimated 27 million people entrapped at any given time, said Norman Greene, the moderator of a recent panel, “Combating Human Trafficking: The U.S. Government’s Response.” Attendees and webinar listeners of the program sponsored by the Section of International Law, of which Greene is also a member, heard from several agency representatives who explained some of the ongoing efforts against trafficking.
“Ask.” “Gather information.” And “assess and change.” Those were just a few tips that Vernā Myers offered in her presentation, “Intentional Inclusion: Key to Member Retention.” The program—presented by the Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Office of the Executive Director, Section Officers Conference and Center for CLE —addressed ways to improve diversity and the experience, specifically in bar associations.
More than 300 presidents-elect, officers and executive staff from about 150 state, local and specialty bar associations and foundations are receiving training and tips March 14-16 at the _’s Bar Leadership Institute in Chicago.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz discussed the agency’s law enforcement actions and initiatives Nov. 17 at the _’s Antitrust Law Section’s Fall Forum in Washington, D.C. The conference of antitrust lawyers, government enforcers and scholars also included a discussion of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Experts from around the country weighed in on the impact of federal budget cuts on the implementation of the recent healthcare reform at the _’s Washington Healthcare Summit in Pentagon City Tuesday. The two-day event was sponsored by the ABA Health Law Section.
U.S. President Barack Obama is calling for cybersecurity legislation, but the legal and policy issues arising out of cyberwarfare are largely unsettled. So when the _ assembled a panel of experts on June 13 to discuss recent developments in cyberwarfare law, they called their program “Cyberwarfare Law and Frontier Justice: What’s the Law, Who’s the Judge, and Where’s the Authority?”