American Bar Association

Last week, the ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 recommended a series of changes to the Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct that are intended to bring the Rules more in line with the realities of law practice in the 21st Century.  The recommendations are the result of the Commission’s three-year study that revealed two overarching

Last week, the American Bar Association adopted a rule calling on U.S. courts to “consider and respect, as appropriate, the data protection and privacy laws of any applicable foreign sovereign . . . with regard to data sought in discovery in civil litigation.”  In an extensive report accompanying the new rule, the ABA detailed the tensions that exist between the liberal discovery standards under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the strict data protection regimes in many foreign countries. 

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Yesterday, the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education sponsored the program “Marketing to Minors: Traps for the Unwary in a Rapidly Evolving Legal Landscape.”  Representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Gannett provided an overview of the current rules for marketing to children, discussed the