Carefully consider the attorney-client privilege, documentation and scope upfront when confronted with a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation. An experienced panel of prosecutors, defense lawyers and others advised on how to prepare your business client going into an investigation, what to do during a review and some of the elements that are considered during the sentencing phase, at a Criminal Justice Section-sponsored program Feb. 8 during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas.
Wayman pointed to housing services for juvenile survivors of sex trafficking as not only effective, but also cost-effective. One study he cited found that the average annual cost for one detention bed is approximately $88,000, while the average cost of one supportive housing unit, with ancillary services, is only $18,000.
The _ Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession honored six lawyers with 2013 Spirit of Excellence Awards today for their significant contributions to advancing diversity in the profession.
ABA President Laurel Bellows kicked off the Midyear Meeting program “Human Trafficking 101 for Lawyers and Judges: Understanding the Issue – Exploring Solutions” with an impassioned plea: “We’ve got real slaves in this country,” Bellows said.
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.
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision, which recognized the right to government-funded counsel for criminal defendants too poor to hire a lawyer, criminal justice experts from Texas and elsewhere debated at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas Feb. 8 whether the criminal right to counsel in the United States has been realized in practice or falls short.
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.