American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA), founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. The ABA's most important stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation of model ethical codes related to the legal profession. The ABA has 410,000 members. Its national headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois; it also maintains a significant branch office in Washington, D.C.
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  • Is Mommy More Ethical Than Daddy?

    … my own personal practice numbers. One of my APRL colleagues in fact said that he had never had a single female client in 40 years of practicing in the field of ethics. That data point certainly gave me pause. But, unfortunately, it still did not answer my “why” question. I kept looking. I reviewed the last ten (10) years worth of published…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 14 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … We try hard to keep politics out of this blog. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, claim no affiliation or belong to another party, most of us agree that fraud, greed and corruption is bad. As a leading plaintiff’s law firm, we have successfully prosecuted False Claims Act whistleblower cases under both Republican and Democratic…

    Due Diligence- 8 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … to support the measure. The Chamber and leadership was able to railroad the bill through the House but now people are waking up and realizing just how serious this legislation is to our legal system. The good news is that it is not too late. Contact your Senator and let them know how terrible this legislation is. Even if your two Senators are Democrats…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Eisenstein Gives Presentation Before the ABA State and Local Tax Committee

    … On January 20, 2017, Martin Eisenstein gave a presentation before the semi-annual meeting of the State and Local Tax subcommittee of the American Bar Association. Eisenstein spoke about “factor presence” (otherwise known as economic presence) as a basis asserted by various states for imposition of sales and use tax collection responsibilities…

    Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Litigation Ethics: What To Do With “Hot” Documents

    …. Green’s article, entitled Ethics: Handle With Care, was published on December 13, 2016 in Litigation News by the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. As Mr. Green notes, court’s decisions on how to deal with improperly obtained documents “are hard to codify or summarize, both because different judges have reached different conclusions about…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 20 readers -
  • Ethical Fee-Splitting for IP Practitioners & New ABA Guidance

    … or the legal department of a corporation or other organization.” See 37 C.F.R. Section 11.1. Unethical IP Fee-Splitting A USPTO practitioner who splits fees with a practitioner from another firm without complying with the requirements of Section 11.105(e) of the Office’s ethics rules is subject to professional discipline. An example of unethical fee…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 29 readers -
  • 10 Ways Lawyers Can Promote Their Blogs

    … into oblivion. If you simply share your blog post by tweeting it out or posting it on your Facebook Page, and your following is small or relatively inactive, you will not get much traction. You need to be more strategic with your post. Search on social media by hashtag, by Twitter directories, and other methods to isolate users on each channel that if tagged…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 26 readers -
  • What Can Johnny Manziel Teach Lawyers About Ethics? (Plenty)

    …, and with depression and anxiety more commonly than some other professionals, according to a new study conducted by the American Bar Association together with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.” In fact, one in three practicing lawyers are problem drinkers, based on the volume and frequency of alcohol consumed, 28 percent suffer from depression, and 19…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 37 readers -
  • Why Your Law Firm Should Throw An Event

    … organizations they get involved with for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is financial. As noted by the American Bar Association, in today’s law firm environment, sponsorships and charitable giving have taken on greater roles than ever before. Firms spend a disproportionate amount of marketing dollars on sponsorships – and once…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 41 readers -
  • Missouri Undue Influence In a Probate Case

    … evidence is unavailable and the facts are often known only to the alleged influencer. When a Missouri lawyer suspects that undue influence may be present during the drafting of a will, the American Bar Association Committee on Law and Aging[1], suggests that a lawyer attempt to investigate further including: Interview the Will-Maker: The lawyer…

    www.kcarplaw.com- 9 readers -
  • Anonymous, Inc.: Lawyers, Ethics And Money Laundering Featured On 60 Minutes

    … that conceal their identity and the source of the funds.” According to the story on 60 Minutes, most of this money laundering activity “would never happen without the help — witting or unwitting — of lawyers, accountants and incorporators; the people who actually create these anonymous shell companies and help move the money.” The pitch, which…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 108 readers -
  • What is a contingency fee agreement?

    … to resolve the case.3 One of the more restricted forms of legal fees since it is barred in certain types of cases is a percentage based arrangement known as a contingency fee.4 The basics behind a contingency fee arrangement According to the American Bar Association, a contingent fee is a legal fee arrangement that is activated only if the lawyer handles…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • Law Firms Can No Longer Ignore Social Media

    …, and you should provide updates on both your personal profile and your law firm’s Company Page. Ten Reasons Lawyers Use LinkedIn: Competitive intelligence research Recruitment and hiring Building a client base Searching for jobs Establishing expertise Maintaining contact with professional contacts you know in real life Gaining…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 41 readers -
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