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ABA removes remedial actions requirements for Ave Maria School of Law
Finding that Ave Maria School of Law is now in compliance with an accreditation standard addressing admissions, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has removed requirements of specific remedial actions.
ABA offers buyouts to longtime staff in advance of its planned reorganization

Longtime staff of the ABA were offered buyouts this week in advance of what is expected to be a comprehensive staff restructuring.

Because of a decline in lawyer members and…

ABA president says harsh treatment of noncriminal immigrants undermines American values
ABA President Hilarie Bass has issued a statement on behalf of the ABA condemning federal immigration officers’ harsh treatment of immigrants who entered the United States without authorization.
ABA president says Trump’s plan to defund the Legal Services Corp. ‘should be dead on arrival’

Updated: President Donald Trump is pushing once again to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corp.

Trump proposed defunding the group on Monday in his budget plan for fiscal 2019,…

‘Significant noncompliance’ could be added reason for public notice of law school problems
A proposal to add “significant noncompliance” to the list of when the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar may post public notice about a law school not meeting a standard—rather than keeping the matter confidential—is being considered by the group’s council, which met Feb. 9 in San Antonio.
ABA House of Delegates approves novel virtual currency draft legislation
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates approved a draft uniform law regarding virtual currency businesses for states to adopt.
Resolutions on needs of homeless youth win ABA House approval, applause

The needs of homeless youth were addressed in resolutions passed by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday.

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty sponsored two resolutions at…

Ban death penalty for those 21 or younger, ABA House says

The ABA House of Delegates on Monday asked all death penalty jurisdictions to ban capital punishment for any offender who committed their crime at the age of 21 or younger.

DOJ should consider whether new charging policy is likely to achieve justice, ABA House says

In accordance with the ABA’s long-standing support for prosecutorial discretion and sentencing reform, Resolution 108C asks the Department of Justice to reconsider the guidelines laid out in a…

Congress should enact legislation allowing DACA recipients to apply for citizenship, ABA House says

The ABA House of Delegates on Monday passed a resolution urging Congress to put legislation in place allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and others to apply for permanent…

Sessions should reverse policy denying Title VII protection for transgender people, votes ABA House

Employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation should be prohibited under a proper interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a resolution…

ABA takes timely stand on sex harassment
In one of its final acts at the 2018 Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates has taken a stand against sexual harassment, approving a resolution to urge all employers to create and enforce effective sexual harassment policies.
Provide legal counsel at public expense for when physical liberty is at stake, ABA House urges

Legislatures should pass laws ensuring that low-income people are provided with legal counsel at public expense for any proceeding—criminal or civil and regardless of whether it was initiated by a…

ABA House resolutions address juror discrimination, remedies for convictions based on bad science

The ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed two resolutions related to criminal trials on Monday at the ABA Midyear Meeting at Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the wake of numerous news…

ABA should ‘trumpet the essential values of our democracy,’ says president-elect nominee Martinez

The ABA remains the voice of the legal profession, says ABA president-elect nominee Judy Perry Martinez, and “we must use that voice to trumpet the essential values of our democracy.”

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