Annual Meeting

550 ABA Journal Annual Meeting articles.

ABA members to see lower dues, more benefits
The majority of ABA members will be seeing lower dues for fiscal year 2020 under a new membership model approved at the ABA Annual Meeting in August.
House of Delegates urges end to mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Rosenstein defends zero-tolerance immigration policy
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed the importance of preserving and promoting the rule of law while defending U.S. Department of Justice policies regarding illegal immigration and foreign meddling in U.S. elections.
Team protest cases are labor law, not free speech
Terri Carmichael Jackson recalled leading the Women’s National Basketball Players Association during a panel on Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports at the ABA Annual Meeting.
Women’s experiences differ from men’s and affect their longevity in law, survey finds
Women in law already face unique challenges, and a new study appears to show that a large number of female attorneys with more than 20 years of practice are leaving the profession.
Would Pope’s rejection of death penalty have changed Scalia’s opinion?
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago told American Bar Association members that if Justice Antonin Scalia, a devout Catholic, had lived to hear the pope’s death penalty proclamation, he might have reconsidered his position supporting capital punishment.
ABA presidents share views from the top
New ABA President Robert M. Carlson, President-elect Judy Perry Martinez and outgoing President Hilarie Bass each addressed the House of Delegates in the last days of the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting.
Immigration lawyers must deal with ‘manufactured crisis’
Attorneys who’ve spent their careers concentrating on immigration law and child welfare have been scrambling to deal with the fallout of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
Incoming President Robert Carlson sees expansive roles for attorneys
Robert Carlson hopes that during his term as president the ABA will carry on its work toward bringing in more members and promoting the importance of an independent judicial system. He’d also like to see continued work involving changes in legal education and bar admissions, and the promotion of wellness for lawyers and law students.
With political will, global community could solve refugee problem, says former UN official
There are more displaced people internationally now than at any point since World War II, says Alex Aleinikoff, a former Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the United Nations. But the problem is manageable, he says—if there's the political will to deal with the problem.
ABA House urges legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
ABA needs ‘smart, resourceful and agile thinking,’ says president-elect Judy Perry Martinez

“As to those challenges facing our association, you have already, in this House, undertaken actions during this meeting that will drive greater stability,” ABA President-elect Judy Perry Martinez said in her Tuesday speech.

ABA resolution urges federal government to immediately cease separating immigrant families

The ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on Congress and the executive branch to end the separation of immigrant families and protect their legal claims.

House resolutions decry over-discipline in schools, urge tech access for those with disabilities
Technological access for those with disabilities and curbing the school-to-prison pipeline were the focus of two resolutions brought by the Commission on Disability Rights before the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday. Both were passed with overwhelming support.
Congress should exempt Puerto Rico from shipping law, ABA House says
A nearly century-old shipping regulation is hampering Puerto Rico's economic and physical recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year, and Congress should enact legislation to permanently exempt the island, the ABA House of Delegates declared in a vote on Tuesday.

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