48 ABA Journal articles on 10 Questions.
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.
Apr 1, 2018 2:40 AM CDT
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.
Mar 1, 2018 2:35 AM CST
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."
Feb 1, 2018 2:45 AM CST
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.
Jan 1, 2018 3:40 AM CST
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.
Dec 22, 2017 8:30 AM CST
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.
Dec 1, 2017 1:40 AM CST
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.
Nov 1, 2017 1:50 AM CDT
James E. Dunstan, the principal of Springfield, Virginia-based Mobius Legal Group, has spent more than 30 years specializing in space law.
Oct 1, 2017 3:40 AM CDT
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
Sep 1, 2017 12:53 AM CDT
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.
Aug 1, 2017 1:40 AM CDT
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.
Jul 1, 2017 1:55 AM CDT
Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff, a former professional football player—and Super Bowl champion—Woodruff went to law school full-time while he played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, after more than a decade on the court bench, Woodruff is running for a seat on the state supreme court.
Jun 1, 2017 4:00 AM CDT
Making it Work is a new column in partnership with the Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women initiative in which lawyers share how they manage both life’s challenges and work’s demands.
Joanna Horsnail, being a single parent for 10 years and partner at Mayer Brown for 13 years, offers tips for “making it work” while real life goes on around you.
May 1, 2017 3:00 AM CDT
From family court to haute couture, this Indiana solo helps clients present their best.
May 1, 2017 2:40 AM CDT
As a college intern at Def Jam Records, Julian K. Petty saw firsthand how poorly artists were represented, and he vowed that someday, he’d do something about it. Fast-forward 20 years, and Petty now is a top entertainment lawyer who represents some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop music, including Childish Gambino, A Tribe Called Quest and the estate of the Notorious B.I.G.
Apr 1, 2017 3:50 AM CDT
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