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Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson's blueprint for his year as ABA president

August 07, 2018

All ABA presidents are sworn to follow the policies of our Association, adopted by our House of Delegates. We value due process and democratic input with the consensus of state and local bar associations from every state, plus specialty bar associations and the ABA’s full range of expertise from all our sections and divisions. Yes, we are driven by ideology, but let’s be clear what our ideology is.

Tax Law Chat

Don't fear tax law - Kelly Phillips Erb tells you why

April 14, 2017

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

Legal Career Chat

How to set up your career in legal tech

March 14, 2017

The American Bar Association's Legal Career Central talked with R. Amani Smathers about careers in legal tech and ABA TECHSHOW in a Twitter chat on Monday, March 13. [View the story "Legal Tech Careers on #LegalCareerChat" on Storify]

Voting

Learn about careers in election law from a 'Recount' lawyer

November 07, 2016

Attorney John Hardin “Jack” Young was on the team of lawyers for the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Florida election recount and the Bush v. Gore case, and is portrayed in the HBO film “Recount.” In this Career Choice Series webinar, Young discussed current election issues in our

Family Law

Sign up for the Career Choice Series webinar on family law

September 30, 2016

The ABA Legal Career Central returns on Friday, Oct. 7 at noon CDT for its next Career Choice Series webinar on Family Law. The panel of speakers will explore areas of family law including divorce, spousal support, child custody and visitation, division of marital property, prenuptials, and Assisted

Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy law in the Career Choice Series spotlight

September 07, 2016

In the next episode of the ABA Legal Career Central's Career Choice Series on Sept. 16, a panel of speakers will share their career path into bankruptcy law and its many facets, including: Business reorganization Consolidating or eliminating debts Settling outstanding disputes State litigation Federal litigation Working with corporate clients or

Real Estate

Consider this event a down payment on your real estate career

August 24, 2016

Are you sold on a career in real estate? Hear how to become a successful commercial real estate attorney. Our speakers will share their path into commercial real estate transactions, financing, leasing, acquisitions, and distressed real estate. They'll provide invaluable insight into what skills you'll need to break into this area,

Legal career central

September 01, 2015

By Kathy Morris You can reach Kathy at Kathy@underadvisement.com, and I’ll share with the board your comments and suggestions. The ABA has launched a new resource to provide career guidance, the Legal Career Central. For pre-law students to law students to lawyers, the LCC's mission is to serve as the predominant reservoir

What kind of job is right for you

September 01, 2015

By Dr. Larry Richard. When lawyers or law students look for a job, they often make a common mistake—they begin by asking “What’s out there?” This is a great second question to ask, but not a very good initial question. Instead, they should first be asking “What’s in here?” In other