The Boston Bar Association— the oldest bar association in the nation — has asked the U.S. Department of Justice not to seek the death penalty in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Read more at The Boston Globe...
Attorney Tonja Books Carter made a fascinating discovery and because of that, a world-famous legal legend may still live. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...
Election Nominations Now Being Accepted
NABE is now accepting election petitions for the NABE 2015-16 Board of Directors. Members are invited to submit self-nominations or to nominate fellow members for the open positions. Nominating petitions are due March 16. Please visit the Elections page for further information.
The threat of ever-larger online attacks is bringing together Wall Street banks and the big law firms that do work for them in an alliance that could result in some sharing of basic information about digital security issues. Read more at The New York Times...
NABE 2014-15 Governmental Relations Section Council
Back row, left to right: Joe Molina, chair; Doug Struyk, member; Ashley Kelm, chair-elect; Todd Book, member; Shawn Holahan, treasurer; Josie Beets, member; Ken Goldsmith, ex officio
Governmental relations professionals from across the country gathered in New Orleans for the NABE Governmental Relations Section Workshop November 12-14. Registrants heard from representatives of the National Conference of State Legislatures, National Center for State Courts, and Uniform Law Commission, as well as section members providing perspectives on legislative trends in their home states. Professor Ed Chervernak of the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center provided a review of the November elections and what they portend for the future. While in New Orleans, the GR Section Council met to begin planning for next year’s workshop and to develop strategies for the section’s overall operations. Watch for information on the 2015 workshop in February.