American Bar Association

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ABA’s National Mental Health Day celebrated on Tuesday, March 28

Wake Forest Law will celebrate National Mental Health Day on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, with an event sponsored by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Law Student Division.

Wake Forest Law joins the ABA Law Student Division in educating law students and professionals about the importance of mental health by making special offerings and educational resources, including free food and mental health assessments, available to all law students throughout the day in the Worrell Professional Center.

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Professor Michael Green presents at ABA’s Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee annual meeting April 6-8

Professor Michael Green will present at the Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee’s 26th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) on April 6-8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Professor Tanya Marsh authors award-winning article for ABA magazine

Professor Tanya Marsh‘s “When Death and Dirt Collide: Legal and Property Interests in Burial Places” received the 2016 Excellence in Writing Award for Best Overall Article from the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law’s Probate and Property magazine.

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Eric Iskra (JD ’94) elected to ABA’s Council of the Labor and Employment Law section

Eric Iskra (JD ’94) was elected to the Council of the Labor and Employment Law section of the American Bar Association (ABA) in September 2016.

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Pro Bono Project earns American Bar Association ‘A Day of Service’ award for 2015 Pro Bono Week

The Pro Bono Project is the recipient of the American Bar Association (ABA) Day of Service Award from the Law Student Division thanks in part to Wake Forest Law students’ dedication to pro bono legal services, especially during the ABA’s Pro Bono Week in October 2015.

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Wake Forest Law hosts ABA program ‘Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law’ on Thursday, Oct. 22

Wake Forest Law’s Women in Law, the Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association will present “Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law” from 3 to 5 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1101. Catharine Arrowood (JD ’73), former president of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Honorable Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) will help lead the training. Registration for the training, which is free and open to current students and alumni, is available here.

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Elizabeth Goodwin (’08) joins Wake Forest Law as inaugural Employer Relations Coordinator

One of Elizabeth Goodwin’s favorite memories of her time at Wake Forest Law is of the regular Friday night poker games she and her friends used to play. Not because she won a lot of money. In fact, she claims she was a lousy poker player. It’s because of the relationships those games allowed her to build. Continue reading »

Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) co-authors ABA Franchise Law Journal article on regulation in food service industry

Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) has co-writtten an article featured in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Franchise Law Journal entitled, “Responding to Increased Regulation of the Food Service Industry: A Practical Analysis of Supply Chain Solutions for Franchisors and Franchisees.” Continue reading »

Professor Laura Graham writes in the ABA Young Lawyer: “Before You Click “Send” E-mail best practices for Lawyers”

For most attorneys, e-mail is a staple of law practice. In fact, in a recent survey of lawyers conducted by the ABA, 97 percent of attorneys said they used e-mail for routine correspondence, and over 70 percent said they used it for case status reports, memoranda, and briefs. Do these attorneys always take care to craft effective, error-free, and professional e-mails before they click “send”? Or do their e-mails sometimes reflect a rush to meet a deadline, a perception that e-mail isn’t “real writing,” or even instances of unprofessionalism, all of which can negatively impact them and their clients? Continue reading »

Law school winner in the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section of Inaugural “LPM Law Video Awards”

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section (LPM) announced the winners of its first-ever LPM Law Video Awards  during the  third bi-annual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference on Nov. 8 in Philadelphia. Continue reading »