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American Bar Endowment Offers Grants

Now in its third year, the ABE Opportunity Grants program provides direct support for needed ‘boots-on-the-ground’ initiatives and innovative projects. Since its 2017 inception, the ABE Opportunity Grants program has made – with the help of generous donations from lawyer members of the American Bar Association – a total of $640,815 in grants to 27 organizations in 15 states.  Past grant recipients include the Arizona State Bar Foundation and the Georgia Bar Foundation. 

The deadline to apply for a 2019 ABE Opportunity Grant is October 31, 2018. Successful grantees are expected to be announced on February 28, 2019.  For information on how to apply for an ABE Opportunity Grant, visit http://www.abendowment.org/about/opportunity.asp

Represent NABE in the ABA House of Delegates

NABE is seeking an individual to represent the organization in the ABA House of Delegates. The individual must be a lawyer and a member of the ABA, in addition to holding membership in NABE. The NABE Board of Directors will select the delegate from a list of NABE members who have submitted a letter of interest and any additional supporting information they choose (limited to 5 pages total) by October 9, 2018.  The selection will be made at the meeting of the NABE Board of Directors scheduled for late October.  Please send letter and supporting documents (as pdfs) to Pamela Robinson.

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 Undermining a Fair Trial: New Research Focuses on Media's Role.
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