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2018 Law Day Submissions Due Soon!
This Saturday, June 30 is the deadline for submitting your bar’s Law Day program for the ABA 2018 Law Day Awards. Awards will be given in three categories: student program, public program, and best interpretation of this year’s theme, Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.


Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts Releases Survey of Workplace Conduct and Behaviors at Law Firms
In the wake of #MeToo and the enormous focus on workplace behaviors that profoundly impact careers, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, in partnership with the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, announces the results of its groundbreaking survey:  Survey of Workplace Conduct and Behaviors in Law Firms.  The survey was created to:  provide a better understanding of behaviors taking place in the law firm work environment; identify steps taken to address behaviors of concern; and offer recommendations that leaders can implement to ensure workplaces that feel safe, respectful and inclusive.  While the study included only individuals who work or have worked at law firms in Massachusetts, the lessons learned from the survey have broad-based applicability across work sectors and localities.  One key, but not so surprising, finding:  unchecked power imbalance serves as the foundation for and perpetuates negative and inappropriate behaviors in the workplace.  Read the survey here


Independence Day Greetings from NABE
Due to the shortened week ahead, there will be no NABE Bulletin on July 5. Best wishes to all NABE members for an enjoyable and safe holiday week.

Latest News from NABEnet.org

 'Justice Week' to replace pro bono week in the UK
A week-long annual celebration of lawyers' pro bono efforts could be replaced with a new event to highlight broader justice issues...


 Lawsuit: the poor shouldn't lose their licenses over traffic fines
Because he can't pay $228 in traffic fines, Seti Johnson faces revocation of his North Carolina's driver's license, which means he won't be able to drive to the job he hopes to get soon.


 Deloitte will acquire part of US law firm in new legal venture
The British arm of Deloitte announced a “first of its kind” alliance with U.S. immigration law firm Berry Appleman & Leiden, as the Big Four accounting firms continue their push into legal services.


 Chatbots join the legal conversation
Chatbots are making headway in the legal profession as a way to answer basic questions from clients and free up lawyers to deal with more complex matters.


 California's prison education system is yielding impressive results
A plan that allows incarcerated people to take classes from state colleges helps lower recidivism–and the prison classes often have higher GPAs than the students on the outside.

 

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