Lieff Cabraser Congratulates Elizabeth J. Cabraser For Achievement Award

SAN FRANCISCO -- Steven E. Fineman, managing partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, has congratulated Elizabeth J. Cabraser for her selection by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession to receive a 2010 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The...

Military Families Sue Defense Department Over ABA Autism Therapy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Military families having children with autism have filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Defense, alleging that the DoD and its health benefits division, TRICARE, have wrongfully refused to provide insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis therapy (ABA) ( Berge...

Andrea Hartley Elected Chair Of ABA Law Practice Management Section

MIAMI - During its annual meeting in San Francisco last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) elected Akerman Senterfitt shareholder Andrea Hartley to serve as chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM). Hartley has previously served the ABA as a fellow in the Business Law Section,...

Robert M. Goldich Co-Chairs ABA Labor & Employment Law Committee

PHILADELPHIA - Robert M. Goldich, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office, has been appointed to a two-year term as employer co-chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (ERR) of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor & Employment Law. The...

Lori A. Sochin Named Co-Chair Of ADR Committee Of ABA Section Of Litigation

MIAMI - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig P.A. has announced that shareholder Lori A. Sochin has been reappointed co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association (ABA) for 2010-2011. As a longstanding member of...

Bridget Rohde To Participate In National Institute On Securities Fraud

NEW YORK - Bridget Rohde , a member in the Litigation Section of the New York office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC ., will be speaking at the ABA's Fifth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 7-8, 2010. The program will address the issues and trends affecting...

Private Advertising Litigation (PAL) Recent Developments v. 34

The American Bar Association's Private Advertising Litigation Committee (PAL) has published a summary of recent advertising law decisions and filings. Associate Hesham Sharawy contributed to the "PAL Recent Litigation Developments" report. The PAL Update 34 is available for download below...

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Litigation Alert: Private Advertising Litigation (PAL) Recent Developments v. 37

The American Bar Association's Private Advertising Litigation Committee (PAL) has published a summary of recent advertising law decisions and filings. Associate Hesham Sharawy contributed to the "PAL Recent Litigation Developments" report. Please click here to view or download the entire...

Lindquist & Vennum Leads 'Green Law Office' Charge In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - Lindquist & Vennum PLLP has announced that through its participation in the American Bar Association-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge, it has achieved highest standings awarded to law offices participating in the Climate Challenge. The firm has adopted...

When Can Law Firms Screen to Avoid Disqualifications?

By David Sorensen While many are aware of the concept of screening, especially in light of recent action by many states and the ABA in this regard, fewer are aware how actually to use screening effectively. Correct use can not only obviate potential disqualifications, but also bar complaints, fee...

ABA Offers Guidance On Ethical, Legal Duties When Lawyer Receives Copies Of Third Party's E-mail Communications With Counsel

By David Sorensen Another in Our Series of Hinshaw Lawyers for the Profession® Alerts American Bar Association Formal Opinion 11-460 : Duty When Lawyer Receives Copies of Third Party's E-mail Communications With Counsel (August 4, 2011) Hinshaw's legal ethics and risk management...

'Friending' Adverse Witnesses: When Does It Cross The Line Into Unethical Conduct?

You represent the defendant in a personal injury case in which the 20-year-old plaintiff claims that she can no longer enjoy the pleasures of life and is confined to her home. During the course of examining plaintiff’s witness in deposition, the witness mentions communicating with the plaintiff...

Duane Morris LLP: Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Issues General Court Regulation On Mass Tort And Asbestos Programs

On February 15, 2012, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued General Court Regulation No. 2012-01 , significantly altering the protocol governing mass tort cases. The order reflects the court's challenge of keeping its case disposition rate in line with American Bar Association (ABA) standards...

When Law Firm Revenue Morphs into an Expense It's Not Pretty

It's a wonder of nature. After spending week after week eating every green leafy vegetable in sight, a caterpillar forms itself into a chrysalis. Through the miracle of metamorphosis it emerges as a butterfly, just as delicate as it is beautiful. And, if lucky enough to stay away from your windshield...

ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules

In case you were thinking of playing fast and loose with digital client information, new rules require you to think again. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to guide lawyers on use of technology and confidentiality. Much of it comes down to one...

Bankruptcy's Unique Characteristics Prompt Special Guidance From ABA Working Group

Earlier this year the ABA ESI in Bankruptcy Working Group issued interim guidelines on the "scope and timing" of a party's obligation to preserve ESI in bankruptcy cases. The group comprises both sitting and former judges, bankruptcy and litigation attorneys, law professors and a representative...