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From a recent American Bar Association Posting ...
At its 2015 Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Association adopted Monday a broad range of criminal justice policies and a host of others, including a measure seeking more help with student debt for young lawyers.
The meeting of the House of Delegates — made up of 560 members representing state and local bar associations, ABA entities and ABA-affiliated organizations — marked the culmination of the five-day Midyear Meeting at the Hilton Americas in Houston.
During the one-day session, the House for the first time approved policy on the stand-your-ground laws that have grown in popularity during the past 10 years. The approved resolution urges legislative bodies and governmental agencies to significantly modify or refrain from enacting laws that eliminate the duty to retreat before using force in self-defense in public places.
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The Membership Committee in partnership with the Legacy Society and the New Lawyers Section hosted a welcome reception to introduce new members and perspective new members to the El Paso County Bar Association. The event was held at the Pinery on the Hill on Seprtember 25, 2014. Twelve new members were recruited to the Bar Association that evening. Below is a photo gallery from the reception: