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  • Discussion Focuses on Social Media and Medical and Legal Ethics
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    Social Media Medical and Legal Ethics

    Panelist presented recommended best practices for social media use by health care attorneys and law firms. “Will You Be My Friend (and Can I Be Your Lawyer)? Legal Ethics and Social Media for the…

    258 views
  • AG Holder Address the ABA on Prison Sentences
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    Federal Sentencing and Prison Policy

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about federal prision policy at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting. In his remarks he called for major changes in the federal criminal justice…

    868 views
  • Role of Courts in US Democracy
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    Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

    Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. They responded to questions…

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  • Judge Vaughn Walker on Cameras in the Courtroom
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    Judge Vaughn Walker on Cameras in the Courtroom

    Judge Vaughn Walker spoke about the history of cameras in the courtroom. He focused on precedents set by the Ninth Circuit over the past 20 years, reaction to several highly publicized trials, as…

    7,380 views
  • Fair Trials and a Free Press
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    Fair Trials and a Free Press

    Participants spoke about press freedoms, the administration of justice, conduct of fair trials, and challenges posed to the process by the use of new media. They also responded to questions…

    243 views
  • High Profile Cases in the Digital Age
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    High Profile Cases in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about the challenges of handling and covering high-profile cases from the perspective of judges, court staff, lawyers, and journalists. Issues included courtroom coverage,…

    214 views
  • Federal Appeals Courts and New Media
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    Federal Appeals Courts and New Media

    Panelists talked about the impact of federal courts of appeals and how the new media may be changing their anonymity and their public face. Because the Supreme Court hears so few cases, the federal…

    218 views
  • Courts in the Age of New Media
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    Courts in the Age of New Media

    Participants talked about the impact of social media on the courts and judicial process. Among the topics they addressed were the use of social media and blogs to disseminate real-time news…

    213 views
  • Nuremberg and the Birth of International Law
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    Nuremberg and the Birth of International Law

    Professor Scharf talked about the impact of the Nuremberg Trials on the 21st century. Topics included the International Criminal Tribunal and Saddam Hussein’s trial, the role of the United…

    196 views
  • Barbara Babcock Oral History Interview
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    Barbara Babcock Oral History Interview

    Barbara Babcock talked about her life and career. A former assistant attorney general for the Civil Division in the U.S. Department of Justice and the first director of the Public Defender Service of the…

    688 views
  • Antonia Hernandez Oral History Interview
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    Antonia Hernandez Oral History Interview

    Antonia Hernandez, president and chief executive officer of the California Community Foundation, talked about her life and career. She served as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary…

    797 views
  • Marcia  Greenberger Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Marcia Greenberger Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Marcia Greenberger, co-founder and co-president of the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., talked about her life and career. She recalled the early days of women’s legal advocacy and her…

    138 views
  • Marcia  Greenberger Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Marcia Greenberger Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Marcia Greenberger, co-founder and co-president of the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., talked about her life and career. She recalled the early days of women’s legal advocacy and her…

    326 views
  • Karen Hastie Williams Oral History Interview
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    Karen Hastie Williams Oral History Interview

    Karen Hastie Williams talked about her life and career. As a child she spent time in the Virgin Islands when her father was the governor. She was a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice…

    685 views
  • Lynn Schafran Oral History Interview
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    Lynn Schafran Oral History Interview

    Attorney Lynn Hecht Schafran, director of the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts, talked about her life and career. She recalled how she came…

    458 views
  • Patricia McGowan Wald Oral History Interview
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    Patricia McGowan Wald Oral History Interview

    Patricia McGowan Wald talked about her life, career and the early challenges facing women entering the legal field. She served as the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the…

    364 views
  • Dorothy Nelson Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Nelson Oral History Interview

    Judge Dorothy Nelson talked about her life and career. She was the first female dean of a fully accredited law school, the University of Southern California and later became a judge for the U.S.…

    899 views
  • Guantanamo Bay Legal Issues
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    Guantanamo Bay Legal Issues

    Jeb Johnson spoke about legal issues related to detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison. Among the issues he addressed were the planned closing of the facility, trying cases of those charged,…

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  • American Press in Times of War
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    American Press in Times of War

    ABA Annual Conference - American Press in Times of War

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  • Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection
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    Presidential Candidates on Judicial Selection

    A panel discussion was held on the criteria that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain would use when choosing judges for the federal courts. Topics included the appropriate role for the…

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