Trump Administration Gives Cold Shoulder to ABA’s Judicial Evaluation
Daniel A. Cotter, member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) Executive Council, a partner at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP, and an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he teaches SCOTUS Judicial Biographies recently wrote in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the recent White House decision to end the American Bar Association’s role in vetting judges, an idea that was also covered in the New York Times.
Nomination of NCBP Officers Now Open...The NCBP Nominating Committee Chair Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr. is now accepting nominations for 5 at-large seats on the NCBP Executive Council for three-year terms beginning August 2017 and concluding August 2020. The committee also is accepting nominations for the office of NCBP Secretary, a position which succeeds to the position of NCBP President in 2020. Read more on the NCBP website.
Another State Adopts Duty of Technology Competence...Add Tennessee to the list of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence, bringing the total to 27 states. And keep an eye on our neighbors to the north — Canada may be on its way to adopting a parallel duty. Read more on Law Sites by Robert Ambrogi.
Kentucky Bar Association Holds Second Biennial Diversity and Inclusion Summit...On April 7, 2017, the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) held its second biennial Diversity and Inclusion Summit to explore the full meaning of diversity and its relationship to the rule of law. Through this Summit, KBA hopes to provide practical ideas for the creation of diversity and inclusion programs. In conjunction with the Summit, on Thursday, April 6, 2017, KBA hosted a pipeline program that brought high school and college students from diverse backgrounds to Lexington to learn more about the legal profession. Read more about the summit on the KBA website.