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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered features top of the industry guests discussing various legal topics.

    How is the lawyer known as ‘Popehat’ on Twitter keeping busy during the pandemic?

    How is the lawyer known as ‘Popehat’ on Twitter keeping busy during the pandemic?

    Kenneth White, a former assistant U.S. attorney known as "Popehat" on Twitter, spoke with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about what he's been up to during the COVID-19 crisis.

    • 27 min
    This law prof has been fighting off Twitter trolls during the coronavirus crisis

    This law prof has been fighting off Twitter trolls during the coronavirus crisis

    While Veena Dubal has adopted to working at home with three young children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “reply guys” came after the California law professor on Twitter for her support of a 2020 state law that extends employee classification status to gig workers. Dubal tells ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward that she thinks that people’s anxieties are running high amid the pandemic, and some public relations groups harness that energy to support client platforms, particularly on social media.
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    • 29 min
    2020 Harvard Law grad postpones bar exam and her wedding plans because of COVID-19

    2020 Harvard Law grad postpones bar exam and her wedding plans because of COVID-19

    This past spring, when few people realized that most July bar exams would ultimately be canceled, Molly Coleman decided to forgo the test, for the time being, despite her lawyer father’s objections. Coleman chats with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about moving back to St. Paul, Minnesota—her hometown—less than a week before the area erupted in protests following the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in late May. She was joined by her fiance—a University of Michigan Law School student—and the couple postponed their September wedding to 2021, given health concerns with large gatherings.
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    • 36 min
    What can we expect from the all-virtual 2020 ABA Annual Meeting?

    What can we expect from the all-virtual 2020 ABA Annual Meeting?

    When COVID-19 closed ABA offices in March, staff sprang into work figuring out how the association could convert its meetings and events to virtual environments. In this bonus episode of Asked and Answered, we're giving you a sneak peek at how the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting came together, some of the exciting guests and speakers who have been lined up, and what exactly it will be like to attend an all-virtual meeting. ABA President Judy Perry Martinez and Marty Balogh of the Meetings and Travel Group spoke with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles to share behind-the-scenes information about the annual meeting, which is free to all ABA members. Register before July 27, then attend sessions and events at your leisure from July 29-Aug. 4.

    • 24 min
    COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery

    COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery

    Lawyer and author Brian Cuban chats with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how he’s been focusing on what he can control during the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than what he can’t, and what he misses the most. For Cuban, that includes hugs from family and friends, and he’s not sure that they’ll ever be given as freely as they once were.
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    • 32 min
    Can cyborg lawyers convince their clients to listen?

    Can cyborg lawyers convince their clients to listen?

    Do you really need a human for the so-called human touch in lawyering, particularly when a big part of the job is convincing the client to be reasonable? Maybe not, according to some people who created apps that they claim help people accomplish tasks traditionally carried about by lawyers. The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward talks with legal technologists about how their apps are working to do things such as detect and block sarcasm in texts between parents at odds with each other and quickly find middle ground between people battling over small amounts of money.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

    • 23 min

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