10 Questions

52 ABA Journal 10 Questions articles.

From courtroom to concert stage, this criminal defense lawyer uses her voice to push for reform
Rochester, New York-based solo practitioner Danielle Ponder treats audiences to her signature soulful beat layered with lyrics inspired by the five years she spent as a public defender representing some of her city’s poorest citizens.
10 Questions: This stand-up comedian and Oregon lawyer stands up against sexual harassment

ABA Journal:: In 2002, you decided to move from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. Did you have to change your practice to adapt to a smaller legal community? Mitra Shahri: No, perverts are perverts everywhere you go.

Brooklyn lawyer Marvel comics

A young corporate lawyer sits at his computer, putting the finishing touches on an email.

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He hits send.

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10 Questions: This legal team brings wild approach to their practice
Kansas City litigator Tristen J. Woods and his law partner Lauren Sierra Kruskall founded the Jungle Law Group to advocate for animals in civil and criminal court.
10 Questions: LA lawyer and former congresswoman blazed a trail for women and minorities
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke in 1973 became the first African-American woman from California to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress to give birth while in office. She also was the first congresswoman to be granted maternity leave—a benefit that at the time had to be specifically authorized by the speaker of the House of Representatives.
10 Questions: Native American judge devotes legal career to restorative justice
Chief Judge Abby Abinanti presides over the Yurok Tribal Court in Klamath, California, and her community-based, restorative approach to justice, along with initiatives she helped launch and lead, are improving lives across this remote Northern California reservation. There’s a wellness program to help drug offenders, a community restitution program, and even a program for those accused of domestic violence that has a recidivism rate of zero.
10 Questions: This Denver lawyer serves up culinary history with a side of social justice
Adrian E. Miller wrote "The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas."
10 Questions: Harvard Law’s dean of students began as a ballerina
Marcia Lynn Sells, dean of students at Harvard Law School, once performed with Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of co-founder Arthur Mitchell.
12 of the year’s most fascinating lawyers
One lawyer spends Sunday afternoons on the gridiron, while another made the transition from the playing field to a seat behind the bench. Still another lawyer became a reality television star, and another forged a second carer as a fashion designer for Hollywood A-listers.
10 Questions: From plaintiffs to patients, Don D. Bush shifts careers at 70
Don D. Bush left his position as a magistrate judge with the U.S. District Court for work as a medical technician for a nonprofit urgent care clinic and an ambulance service.
10 Questions: Civil rights lawyer Farhana Khera fights for religious freedom for all Americans
As the executive director of Muslim Advocates, Farhana Khera and her staff work with volunteer lawyers and dedicated faith leaders across the country to stand up to hate and bias through education, advocacy and litigation.
10 Questions: James Dunstan
James E. Dunstan, the principal of Springfield, Virginia-based Mobius Legal Group, has spent more than 30 years specializing in space law.
10 Questions: Rachel Lindsay
In January, Rachel Lindsay became one of the 30 women on The Bachelor but came home single. This summer, however, the 32-year-old Cooper & Scully associate got another chance at romance as the star of The Bachelorette.
10 Questions: LA solo brings together musical lawyers in a philharmonic he founded
Solo practitioner Gary S. Greene formed an all-volunteer orchestra composed entirely of lawyers and judges. The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic has been so successful that Greene has since founded a 100-member chorus and a jazz big band.
10 Questions: Immigration lawyer Kimi Jackson deals with matters of life and death

The ABA-sponsored South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project helps asylum-seekers and other detained immigrants in South Texas detention facilities. Kimi Jackson is ProBAR’s director.

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