Winter Convention: Helping Our Host City

 At Winter Convention 2014, in addition to the New Lawyers Division Habitat for Humanity project (Friday, Feb. 7), members also have the opportunity to donate school supplies to a literacy program called Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) and some members will be making presentations at local high schools about the dangers of distracted driving.

Nov 05, 2013 11:46 AM

Statement on Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Federal Rules of Judicial Procedure

Washington, DCThe following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen in response to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing entitled: “Changing the Rules: Will limiting the scope of civil discovery diminish accountability and leave Americans without access to justice?”

“These proposals will give corporations new tools to avoid providing the internal documents and emails needed to hold corporations legally accountable when they harm and kill Americans.  

Oct 25, 2013 01:35 PM

Report: How the U.S. Chamber Forced Arbitration on America

Through its legal reform front group, the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), the U.S. Chamber has been at the forefront of a heavily-funded campaign to eliminate corporate accountability, even for massive violations of state and federal law. For decades, this has primarily revolved around high profile PR campaigns to portray the civil justice system as beset by frivolous lawsuits.

New American Association for Justice Law School Chapter at LSU

This week I had a chance to speak to some of America’s future lawyers who are studying at Louisiana State University Law School. My undergraduate degree is from LSU, and I discovered that the law school recently started a student chapter of the American Association for Justice. 

I eagerly accepted the law school’s invitation to speak at the inaugural chapter meeting to students and faculty about what the American Association for Justice does, and what the association can do specifically for students to help them launch their careers. It helps that a student membership is only $15 per year.

Burton & Kiara


Reaching out to Students to Help End Distracted Driving

I was honored to accompany fellow trial lawyer Joel Feldman as he made his first End Distracted Driving presentation Friday in Louisiana – my home state – at my high school alma mater, the Louisiana State University Laboratory School (U-High).


USA Today LTE: Accountability Keeps Americans Safe

More than 98,000 people die every year because of preventable medical errors–making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Despite this serious epidemic, corporate front groups are working hard in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures throughout the country to limit accountability and access to the civil justice system when patients are harmed or killed by medical errors.


Remembering Ron Motley

Ron will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Arrangements will be shared as they are made.

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