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ABA Executive Director Report
No matter the size of our bar associations, we have common purposes and challenges.  Jack Rives, ABA Executive Director, shares a midyear report highlighting ABA developments and achievements.  You may find efforts to manage email overload, web-site redesign and membership recruitment and services a familiar story.  There are also opportunities for collaboration with the newly instituted Center for Innovation.  And major national programs – ABA Free Legal Answers, grassroots advocacy, and Pro Bono Week - don’t happen without the participation and support of state and local bars. 

Latest News from NABEnet.org

 The conundrum: more law degrees for women but fewer good jobs
Women currently occupy nearly half of all the seats in American law schools, gaining credentials for a professional career once all but reserved for men.
Read more in The New York Times...


 ABA, in addition to state and local bars should play a more public leadership role to defend Rule of Law
Some in Big Law believe it's time for leaders of the private bar to become outspoken advocates for the rule of law.
Read more in American Lawyer magazine...


 How social media is impacting law students
They were the sort of offensive, cringeworthy online posts that one might expect to see on a teenager’s Facebook page.
Read more in D Magazine...


 Law has many mouthpieces but lacks a voice
Victor Borge likened lawyers to clarinets—both have cases, mouthpieces, and need a constant supply of hot air to function.
Read more in Forbes...


 A floating courthouse takes the rule of law to Brazil’s frontier
As the riverboat anchored at dawn in Itamatatuba, a far-flung outpost of the Brazilian Amazon, the court clerk rose from his hammock onboard.
Read more in The New York Times...

 

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