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ABA Program on Fairness in Juries set for San Diego – Oct 23-24

ABA American Jury Project Announcement | July, 2014   The ABA Commission on the American Jury is hosting a bi-annual National Symposium on the topic of “Assuring Fair and Impartial Juries” at the University of San Diego School of Law, Joan B. Kroc Center for Peace Studies.  A block of rooms has been reserved at…

Job Outlook for 2013 Law School Graduates Remains Bleak

ABA Journal | Published April 2014 Fifty-seven percent of all 2013 law school graduates were employed in full-time, long-term legal jobs requiring bar passage as of Feb. 15, according to data released Wednesday by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Still, that’s up slightly from last year, when 56.2 percent…

U.S. Attitudes Toward Drugs Favor Treatment, Not Jail

Pew Research Center | Published April 2014 The public appears ready for a truce in the long-running war on drugs. A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that 67% of Americans say that the government should focus more on providing treatment for those who use illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Just…

JAS Applauds Ruling in Dobson v. State of Arizona

Washington DC | Sep 13, 2013 Bert Brandenburg, executive director of Justice at Stake, issued the following statement in reaction to the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling today in Dobson v. State of Arizona, “The Arizona Supreme Court has awarded defenders of fair and impartial courts a decisive victory. It rejected an attempt by legislators to throw…

Report Details Courts’ Use of Social Media Tools

August 16, 2013 | The Blog of Legal Times For the second year in a row, the District of Columbia court system’s annual Law Day festivities on May 1 included an hour-long Twitter Q&A session with the chief judges of the city’s trial and appellate courts. A new survey shows local judges aren’t alone in…