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May 16, 2018

Charlotte School of Law sues ABA

Charlotte School of Law sued the American Bar Association May 15, saying that the organization treated them unfairly in denying the school accreditation. “The complaint filed today in federal court alleges that the ABA’s actions against CSL violated the due process required of those wielding accreditation power and caused CSL to be excluded from the […]

Jun 2, 2015

American Bar Association investigating Charleston School of Law

Charleston School of Law students and the faculty members who survived a recent layoff should expect to see a new face on campus soon – an investigator from the American Bar Association.

Dec 30, 2014

Fact checked by the ABA

The American Bar Association has a bone to pick with the South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination.

Dec 23, 2014

Website offers complete picture of collateral consequences

Lawyers now have another tool to use when advising clients in criminal matters and helping them understand the complete aftermath of a conviction, thanks to a collaborative effort between the American Bar Association and the National Institute of Justice. The National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction website — — tracks statutes by state [&[...]

Dec 11, 2014

A full roster for ABA president

Access to justice, sentencing reform and the role of the legal community in the immigration crisis are a few of the issues William C. Hubbard is taking on as the 2014-15 president of the American Bar Association. He says the role is keeping him busy. A partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia, […]

Aug 29, 2014

New rules for schools

Law schools are sizing up recent changes to American Bar Association accreditation standards Changes are coming down the American Bar Association pipeline but South Carolina’s law school leaders say they expect to be minimally affected. On Aug. 11 in Boston — after six years of comprehensive review — the ABA’s House of Delegates voted in […]

Nov 6, 2013

Lawyer’s hiring prompts judge to order Nexsen Pruet off case

The legal profession may be adapting to the increasing economic mobility of lawyers as states adopt rules that let firms keep working on a case even if they hire away an attorney who was working for the other side – but those rules were no help to one South Carolina firm that will now have […]

Sep 21, 2012

Heavenly matters of law

It’s a common reaction for lawyers attending a seminar for CLE credit to feel like they’re simply taking up space. But American Bar Association last week offered attorneys a chance to literally take up space — as the subject of legal analysis.

Aug 24, 2012

Breaking The Bar Barriers

The American Bar Association has updated its model rules of professional conduct in an attempt to keep pace with technology and make life easier for lawyers who chase work across state lines. But it remains to be seen whether the Carolinas will adopt the changes.

Jul 27, 2012

Licensing guidelines lag behind online practice of law

The practice of law has seen numerous changes in the last 10 years, as online options have expanded to give attorneys the ability to work from almost anywhere. For the last decade, though, the American Bar Association’s licensing guidelines have remained unchanged.

Feb 4, 2011

Coach’s Corner: The power to regulate is the (potential) power to destroy

Many lawyers and law firm marketers have sounded alarms that the American Bar Association's Commission on Ethics 20/20 is examining legal ethics issues arising from lawyers' use of Internet-based client development tools. Those tools encompass a wide range of now common marketing tactics: online social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter), blogging, discussion forums (listservs) and website[...]

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