Our duty as future and present lawyers requires that we engage in social involvement and remain active as members of the legal community. When I started law school, my community and social involvement was limited, mainly due to time constraints. Upon learning that my school required all students to fulfill
Congratulations, you've made it to the judiciary! Well, you've gained a spot in chambers working with a judge as an intern. So ... what will you actually be doing? Prep for your stint with "Making the Most of your Judicial Internship/Externship," a webinar from the Law Student Division and the ABA Judicial Division. Watch
ABA Legal Career Central welcomed Kelly Phillips Erb – a tax attorney, teacher, writer, and Senior Editor for Forbes – to #LegalCareerChat on Monday, April 10. Kelly received her JD and LL.M in Taxation from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and started blogging about tax law on
To excel in the field of bankruptcy law, you must play the role of a litigator, transactional lawyer and trusted advisor. The time and effort you put into preparing yourself for these roles and selecting the ideal career setting will help ensure your success in this realm. With the right
Law students from 10 teams recently competed in the ABA Tax Section Law Student Tax Challenge (“LSTC”) at the Mid-Year Meeting in Orlando. The LSTC is an alternative to traditional moot-court competitions and gives students the opportunity to research, write about, and present their findings
We’ve all heard the lawyers jokes – heck, my Dad saw my entry into law school as his chance to try out every one in the book! But, lawyers' actions in the opening days of the Trump administration have been no laughing matter. Lawyers "descended” when President Trump’s executive order caused immigrants,
Hanging your shingle is no easy task. It's not a simple process and unfortunately most of the issues you need to consider when starting your own law firm weren't covered in law school. There are so many questions that need to be answered! Should you incorporate? What types of
Podcasting has become a lucrative business. The increasing popularity of podcasts has in its wake advanced an army of patent trolls. Comedian and acclaimed podcaster, Adam Carolla recently commented, during a patent lawsuit, that these trolls “make a business of buying technology that they didn't create and then find
Jayne E. Juvan, a partner in the Cleveland office of Roetzel & Andress, discusses what it’s like to practice in M&A and Corporate Governance and how she’s harnessed social media to make her practice fulfilling and engaging in #LegalCareerChat. You can also view the entire chat recap here.
Thinking of what sections to get involved with in the ABA? Today's message comes from Linda Wiley of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). Welcome to another term and for those new students, congratulations on entering law school and starting your legal career. Your experience in law
Christina Harms is the Director of the Child and Family Psychological Service (CAFES) at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College.
Hundreds of thousands of real estate agents across the country couldn’t weather the 2008 housing market crash and were forced to find other work. But not Nathan Palmer, a non-traditional student and 2L at Arizona State University—Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix.
I was in a car on my way to the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and I wondered what I was doing. I live in San Diego. What was I doing in Cincinnati? The short answer is that I was attending an ABA meeting for the General Practice, Solo
While it is certainly possible to be a general criminal law attorney defending any criminal matter that comes through the door, there are many lawyers who choose to focus on a specific niche of criminal law.
Do you have a published note, comment, or article in an ABA-accredited law school review or journal? Does the subject of the article address civil and criminal antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection, or international competition law? Want to get recognized for your writing and win money? If you answered
When I was in law school, I spent a semester in the Technology Venture Clinic. Besides the benefit of working with real-life clients, I also received a startup lawyer primer in contracts, intellectual property (IP), and financing requirements. I also met clients who had made some serious errors in the early
Thinking of going into business law? Walid J. Tamari, a business and civil litigation attorney, breaks down five ways business potentially expose themselves to litigation. Failing to maintain corporate formalities Businesses that fail to maintain proper corporate formalities expose their shareholders to potential liability by creating an
Many lawyers dream of opening their own practice. Maybe they are tired of being a small part of a big firm and they want to branch out on their own. Perhaps they want to relocate and open a firm in a smaller town. Whatever the reason, starting your own law firm
As a student of the law, or one who may be considering the law, maybe you have thought ahead to the particular area you would like to focus on, and develop a specialized expertise in. Whether that's the case or not, however, I would like to ask you to consider
Carolina Y. Sales, a partner at Bauch & Michaels LLC in Chicago, was a panelist on the ABA Legal Career Central Career Choice Series on bankruptcy law. She spent some time responding to the questions that were asked by viewers of the webinar. Could you talk about the differences between individual
The ABA Business Law Section would like to introduce you to our its 2016-2017 Chair, Bill Johnston. He participated in the section's Leader Spotlight to share his experiences when he was once a law student and how the ABA has helped him. Q: Where did you attend law school?
This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of online Quimbee study aids for law student members. And if you go Premium, you'll receive Quimbee's Outline on Legal Ethics as part
Most rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in film or television entertainment law go for the most coveted business and legal internships in the U.S. – like with Disney, Lionsgate, or MGM. But this summer, I worked for an independent multi-media production company in Dallas, Tx., and I would not change
Like so many other students, when I stepped onto campus the first day of law school, I was eager to learn how to think like a lawyer. To gain insight into this structure and system that guides so many areas of American life with the goal of using this privilege
Some people dream of being rich and famous. After all, celebrities have it all, right? They get to wear designer clothes, have stylists do their hair and makeup, and receive attention from just about everyone. However, when it comes to relationships, Hollywood A-listers seem to have the most trouble. With