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ABA proposes rule change for firm ownership

Last month the American Bar Association’s Ethics 20/20 Commission proposed changing the Rules of Professional Conduct to permit other service professionals, such as accountants, social workers and public relations professionals, to partner with attorneys to own up to 25 percent ...

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New book offers job search guidance

Considering a career move or looking for a new job? Then pick up a newly released book from the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section: “Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You ...

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Buzard to chair ABA council

A. Vincent Buzard, leader of the Harris Beach Appellate Litigation and Advocacy Practice Group, was recently chosen as chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. He will be chair-elect until August 2012 ...

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ABA: Broaden duty to disclose exculpatory evidence

The U.S. Supreme Court is once again poised to consider when post-conviction relief is available for an alleged failure by prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence under Brady v. Maryland. But the American Bar Association is asking the court to take a step farther and declare that the duty to disclose goes beyond Brady.

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ABA ethics opinion: Fee must be ‘reasonable’

A lawyer must be prepared to show that modifications to the terms of an existing fee agreement were reasonable at the time changes were made, according to an American Bar Association ethics opinion. Modifications to existing fee agreements are usually suspect ...

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ABA working to reform data on law school scholarships

If a proposal now under consideration by the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education is enacted, law schools would have to publish the percentage of their students that have had merit scholarships revoked.

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ABA clarifies fee guidelines

(Dolan Media Newswires) — An American Bar Association committee is spelling out when it’s reasonable for lawyers to change a client’s fee terms during representation. Last month, the ABA’s standing committee on ethics and professional responsibility issued an advisory opinion ...

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ABA urges stricter laws on disclosure

Among the resolutions passed by delegates to the 2011 American Bar Association meetings in Toronto earlier this month was one dealing with the age-old issue of prosecutorial disclosure of potentially exculpatory material to the defense.

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UB alumna named ABA committee chair

Diane F. Bosse has been appointed chair of the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The committee is charged with the administration of the law school accreditation process.

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ABA sessions resolve some issues, not all

There was no shortage of news coming from the conclusion of the American Bar Association’s annual meetings in Toronto this week. Among the developments: The ABA and the Association for Legal Career Professionals will work amicably together ...

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