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In an address devoted to the importance of pro bono to the legal profession and to the society it serves, ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III stressed the importance of an independent judiciary and legal profession. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
Economist and Brookings Senior Fellow Clifford Winston has co-authored a new book that has created conversation around its premise, which is evident in its title: First Thing We Do, Let's Deregulate All the Lawyers. In this New York Times op-ed about the legal profession, he asks: "What if the barriers to entry were...
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Two law professors suggest that preparing students for their first couple years fo practice is hardly enough--law schools must strive to prepare students for "for a lifetime of successful, ethical, and personally rewarding practice."
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IAALS board member Russell Wheeler was intereviewed for this article, which focused on a federal judicial selection process in which President Obama has been slow to nominate and the Senate has been slow to confirm federal judges. Click here to read the article.
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The New York times reviews the legal profession's failure to put women in leadership and judicial positions in the thirty years since Sandra Day O'Connor heard her first Supreme Court case. While three women are on the Supreme Court, as of last year women made up only 22 percent of the federal judiciary and 26 percent...
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The Final Report by IAALS and ACTL was cited in Lee v. Max International, LLC , a Tenth Circuit decision written by Judge Neil Gorsuch. Click here to read the article.
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The Final Report by IAALS and ACTL was cited in this article , which discusses the implications technology may have on document review. Over the past 10 years, courts and commentators have struggled with this issue. Some, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers, have proposed radical limits on discovery to...
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Three federal judge vacancies in Atlanta, which have been declared "emergencies," face continued delays due to partisan gridlock. Larry Thompson , an Advisory Committee member for the O'Connor Judicial Selection Project, was interviewed for the story. Click here to read the article.

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