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Dec 14, 2009

Webster’s paralegal program gets off ABA probation

The American Bar Association removed Webster University’s paralegal studies program from probation. The ABA’s Standing Committee on Paralegals reinstated full approval of the program Nov. 14 after the St. Louis-based university made the program’s director a tenure-track assistant professor and revamped plans for measuring how well and how much students learn. Including Webster[...]

Jul 24, 2009

ABA ranks TV’s 25 greatest law dramas

The American Bar Association last week released a document that just might edge out Ricci v. DeStefano on your reading list: The 25 Greatest Legal TV Shows. Taking the top honor was “L.A. Law,” where the high-powered lawyers at McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak kept real-life lawyers and law school students entertained from 1986 to […]

Apr 22, 2009

ABA’s president to speak on Plan, Lincoln

American Bar Association President H. Thomas Wells Jr. will be at Saint Louis University School of Law on Monday as a panelist for a roundtable discussion on the independent judiciary. The roundtable is hosted by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the ABA. The independence of the judiciary is one of Wells’ major […]

Mar 17, 2009

Watch out for the legal malpractice claim

correction at bottom Statistics show that lawyers who take cases outside their specialties traditionally run a greater risk of being sued for malpractice. That doesn’t bode well for 2009, as industry observers say poor economic conditions are likely to increase the temptation to accept cases in unfamiliar areas and create a climate ripe with risk. […]

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