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.FULL ARTICLE
Washington, DC— The 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.FULL ARTICLE
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.
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).FULL ARTICLE
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.FULL ARTICLE
Ron will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Arrangements will be shared as they are made.
If you would like to send condolences, please use this form. We will forward any messages to Ron’s family and firm.FULL ARTICLE