Bar Associations

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Charlotte School of Law sues ABA, arguing it was never out of compliance with bar pass rule
Updated: Following the Florida Coastal School of Law lawsuit filed against the American Bar Association last week, another InfiLaw school, the now-shuttered Charlotte School of Law, has sued the organization, arguing the ABA violated the law school's due process rights when it placed the law school on probation in November 2016.
Profile in Courage Award-winner to lead ABA Center for Global Programs
A former general counsel to the U.S. Navy who has been honored for his human rights advocacy was named on Monday to be the new director of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and will oversee the association's international human rights programs.
ABA Journal wins best Web News Section and other national honors at 2018 Azbee Awards won a national gold award for best Web News Section and the ABA Journal received an honorable mention for Magazine of the Year in its revenue category at the 2018 Azbee Awards. The awards, given by the American Society of Business Publication Editors on Thursday in Washington, D.C., recognize outstanding work by business-to-business, trade, association or professional publications.
ABA Legal Ed council approves proposed rule change to end admission test requirement
Updated: A proposed revision to remove an admission test requirement for accredited law schools was approved Friday by the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar—as was a plan to reorganize the section.
Florida Coastal sues ABA over finding of noncompliance with accreditation standards
Florida Coastal School of Law, which the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has found to be out compliance with various standards regarding admissions and academic support, filed a federal court lawsuit against the organization Thursday, alleging that the ABA's accreditation finding violated the school’s due process rights.
ABA should never have accredited now-closed Charlotte School of Law, lawsuit claims
A former professor and former student from the Charlotte School of Law have sued the ABA, accusing it of negligence in accrediting the school.
Lawyer population 15% higher than 10 years ago, new ABA data shows
The number of active attorneys in the United States has increased by 15.2 percent over the last decade, according to the ABA’s National Lawyer Population Survey.
Lawyer who helped an exoneree blow through $750K faces ethics complaints

The North Carolina State Bar is investigating a Florida lawyer for his treatment of two mentally disabled clients who spent 31 years in prison before being declared innocent.

Henry McCollum…

The ABA’s role in protecting judicial independence
The independence of the judiciary is an important pillar in any democracy. But throughout history it has also proven to be a fragile one, and there continue to be many examples of that fragility in the United States and throughout the globe.

In the U.S., the courts’ unique role has come under attack on many occasions, despite the constitutional protections designed to ensure that courts are accountable to the law and free from interference by the executive and legislative branches.

ABA marks 60th anniversary of Law Day with focus on separation of powers
The ABA is marking the 60th anniversary of Law Day on Tuesday with public events focusing on the theme “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.”
A new structure for the ABA staff
Jack L. Rives writes that a significant restructuring at the American Bar Association refocuses staff support through nine centers based upon four goals.
ABA committee diligently and fairly evaluates credentials of federal judicial nominees
Since 1953, the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has conducted independent, nonpartisan peer evaluations of the professional qualifications for nominees to the federal bench. The 15-member standing committee is independent of all other ABA activities and is not affected by ABA policies.
San Diego clinic founder helps human trafficking victims rebuild their lives
As founder and president of the Free to Thrive legal clinic in San Diego, Jamie Quient uses her networking skills to get her clients access to safe housing, drug treatment programs and job training.
ABA president-elect nominee champions a mindset of ‘continuous improvement’
The American Bar Association has 13 new nominees to replace open seats on its 44-member Board of Governors.
Leave immigration law precedent on asylum for crime victims intact, ABA urges in amicus brief
The United States should continue to make asylum available for victims of crimes that aren’t being addressed by immigrants’ home countries, the ABA says in an amicus brief filed April 27.

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