ABA Is Examining Online Client Marketing

The American Bar Association (ABA)’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 is examining legal ethics issues that arise from lawyers’ use of  Internet-based client development tools, including social and professional networking websites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Continue reading

ABA To Consider Measure Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Update: The ABA voted overwhelmingly to support same-sex marriage.

At its meeting on August 5-10 in San Francisco, the American Bar Association will consider adopting a measure supporting same-sex marriage. The measure is sponsored by 14 groups and urges state, territorial, and tribal governments to eliminate laws restricting marriage between same-sex partners.

As reported by Law.com, the measure’s supporters claim it will build on past ABA policies supporting protections for gay couples and their families, including a 2004 recommendation opposing efforts to enact federal legislation preventing states from allowing same-sex marriage. There is no formal opposition to the measure.

On same-sex marriage in relation to domestic partnerships, check out CEB’s award-winning book California Domestic Partnerships, chap 4A (Cal CEB 2005).

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