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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    • Military Divorce while Overseas

      Unlike purely domestic divorces, US military personnel who want to end a marriage must comply with both federal and state laws. For example, while a national, civil court may grant the divorce itself, only a federal court can determine the division of military pensions. Ending a marriage is further complicated when the enlisted spouse is stationed overseas.

      The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 11 readers -
  • Is Mommy More Ethical Than Daddy?

    … on just about everything and whose judgment is as close to flawless as it gets. Plus, she had a significant role in the design of my blog and website. So marketing, I have concluded, is not the answer. I turned to my ethics colleagues in the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and posed the same question. Those that responded confirmed…

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

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

    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

    … where the lines are drawn because so many factors go into the equation.” Take, for example, a recent case from the Western District of Pennsylvania involving the inadvertent production of documents. United States v. Kubini, 304 F.R.D. 208 (W.D. Pa. 2015). In that case, the court stated that, “Where an attorney is in receipt of confidential…

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

    …), a division of fees between practitioners who are not in the same”firm” is only proper if three requirements are satisfied: (1) the division of fees is proportional to the services performed by each practitioner, or each practitioner assumes joint responsibility for the representation; (2) the total fee is reasonable; and (3) the client, in writing…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 30 readers -
  • 10 Ways Lawyers Can Promote Their Blogs

    … on? It is better to engage well and thoroughly on just a few social networks than to be present and not really use many. For most attorneys, the top three most important social networks to use are Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Quick tips on social sharing for law firms include: Share an image-centric post with a link to your blog post on your law…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 26 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

    … occurred: (1) a fiduciary or confidential relationship between the influencer and testator or settlor; (2) a substantial benefit to the influencer; and (3) facts from which undue influence may be inferred. Investigating Undue Influence in Missouri After the death of will-maker, undue influence can be difficult to prove because the will-maker’s…

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  • 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…

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  • Law Firms Can No Longer Ignore Social Media

    … to reach everyone, you have to try everything – and social media is one of the cheapest and easiest-to-use options. LinkedIn Should Be First While LinkedIn has been around for over 12 years, two new users join every second and the social network has over 380 million users and climbing (107 million of those are in the United States alone). It remains…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 41 readers -
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