Bar Associations

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ABA greenlights University of Illinois System acquiring John Marshall Law School
The Illinois Board of Higher Education and the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar have approved the plan for the John Marshall Law School to be acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Florida Bar wins dismissal of antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup

A federal judge in Miami has tossed an antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup TIKD that alleged the Florida Bar violated antitrust law by investigating TIKD for the unlicensed…

Clooney Foundation works with ABA on program to monitor trials for human rights violations

The ABA announced on Wednesday that is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice and Columbia Law School to “monitor trials around the world that pose a high risk of…

Challenge to mandatory bar returns to 8th Circuit after Supreme Court orders reconsideration

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider a First Amendment challenge to mandatory bar membership by a North Dakota lawyer.

The Supreme Court vacated…

Source of Solace: Off the bench, federal judge dedicates time to helping others
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey co-founded SOLACE more than 15 years ago. Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel—All Concern Encouraged members try to help fellow members of the legal community and their families in times of need.
Tennessee’s Duncan Law back in ‘substantial compliance’ with admissions standard

Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville, Tennessee, is now in “substantial compliance” with admissions requirements that fall under Standard 501, according to a recent decision

ABA president calls for improvements to immigration system, conditions of detention

After a weekend of violence and controversy at the Southern border, ABA President Bob Carlson issued a statement and a letter calling for improvements to the U.S. immigration system.

Facebook group becomes Texas’ largest voluntary bar association; can lawyers use advice ethically?

A private group on Facebook called the Texas Lawyers has more than 11,000 members, making it the largest voluntary bar association in the state.

The group, created in 2014…

ABA announces hotlines for California fire victims; state bar warns of fraud as first suits filed

The ABA has announced new legal assistance hotlines for victims of California wildfires in Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

The number for fire victims in Butte County is 1-800-345-9491,…

ABA legal ed council sends bar-passage standard back to House of Delegates

Paperwork for the ABA’s House of Delegates to again consider a proposed revision of the bar passage standard for law school accreditation has been submitted, said Barry Currier, director of…

Judge dismisses whistleblower lawsuit against ABA and Charlotte School of Law

A Florida judge has thrown out the remaining claims in a lawsuit alleging that the now-closed Charlotte School of Law flouted accreditation standards—and that the ABA should never have accredited…

ABA backs legislation that would bar housing bias against people based on income source

ABA President Bob Carlson is applauding a bill that would expand the protections of the Fair Housing Act to prevent discrimination based on a person’s lawful source of income.


Have you ever won elected office?

Some ABA members hear the call of political office, and several found success in 2018 midterm elections. They’ve even credited lessons learned through ABA experiences with helping them achieve their…

Veterans Day and the role of volunteer lawyers
As we come together on Veterans Day to honor the sacrifices of our fellow Americans in their military service, we must not forget the many challenges that continue after their separation from active-duty service.
ABA president opposes proposed rule that would reduce rights of immigrant minors
ABA President Bob Carlson sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday, opposing the agency’s proposal to unilaterally change a 1997 legal settlement laying out rights for minors in the immigration system.

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