Host of ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
Stephanie Francis Ward, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. Stephanie had worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and California Law Business, a publication of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. She earned her B.A. in journalism from California State University at Long Beach.
After 13 years and 170 episodes, Asked and Answered host Stephanie Francis Ward is hanging up her headphones and switching off her mic. Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s first and longest-running...
"A founding father" of bar exam software cautions that human knowledge and judgment are needed to make sure that AI-generated writing is accurate.
Investigating federal judges falls under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act, and it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should, says a co-founder of the Legal Accountability Project.
According to two New York partners, the increase started with the #MeToo movement in 2017, when an article was published about former film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Winning a 2003 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case expanded a gay lawyer's Supreme Court practice, he says, and looking back, it's his favorite case
With the current exam, candidates have a 90% chance of passing, if they follow the advice of their law schools’ academic support staff.
A California prosecutor has had some success getting California scam victims’ money back by serving subpoenas on overseas currency exchanges.
“We see ourselves as a violence prevention agency. This is core to public safety," says an attorney and pastor who founded a Christian legal center.
Design thinking is now used to understand client concerns by a variety of industries, including the law.
In 2022, a multidistrict litigation lawyer brought a federal action against Meta Platforms Inc. alleging that the algorithms are designed to be addictive.
A good way for lawyers to build trust with incarcerated clients is recognizing that for some case details, clients probably have a better sense of things than the counsel.
Shearman & Sterling’s global director of legal operations discusses his group’s objectives, goals, current and future projects and uniqueness in the law firm world.
While 2022 was a phenomenal year for attorneys and “anyone with a pulse” and a law license could find work, 2023 might “go back to normal,” says Valerie A. Fontaine, a founding...
As we head into the holiday season, consider what you want your celebrations to look like, rather than meeting everyone else’s expectations, says Laurie Besden, a lawyer who has been sober for...
Based on high employment numbers for 2007 graduates, many law schools admitted more students than they should for the following years.
An immigration attorney started doing pro bono work for Ukrainian immigrants in February, shortly after Russia invaded the country.
The president and co-founder of the Legal Accountability Project focuses on helping law clerks have positive experiences.
Even if candidates haven’t done as much studying as they should by the end June, it’s not too late.
Haley Taylor Schlitz left public school at age 10 and at age 19 may be the youngest Black person to complete a JD program.
A lawyer at the National Center for Lesbian Rights says despite several legislative obstacles, many LGBTQ clients are finding support from churches, neighbors and schools.
"This idea that we’ll all be sitting at home practicing law, I don’t think that will work," says a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Two civil rights attorneys are featured in this new Asked and Answered podcast, which is looking at how the practice of law has changed over the years.
Two family law lawyers say it’s much simpler representing clients now, thanks to virtual depositions and court hearings.
Two veteran litigators are featured in this month’s Asked and Answered podcast, which is looking at how litigation has changed over the years.
Two female recruiters are featured in this month’s Asked and Answered podcast, which is looking at how legal recruiting has changed over the years, including an incredibly hot job market for 2021.
This month’s Asked and Answered podcast looks at how work environments have changed for female law school faculty.
This month’s Asked and Answered podcast is looking at how advocacy has changed in the country’s highest court. It’s part of a special series on how lawyers’ work has changed over the...
A Harvard Law School student has been connecting with classmates and professors remotely over the past year.
Lawyer Patrick Krill learned to be more flexible during the pandemic, with inspiration from "Be Water," an ESPN documentary about martial artist and actor Bruce Lee.
Law dean Hari Osofsky wonders whether some aspects of the pandemic might stay with legal education, which she has thought was on the brink of significant change even before the pandemic.
Lawyer and author David Lat thinks remote working for lawyers is here for the foreseeable future, and that’s just one of the many significant changes that he sees the pandemic bringing to...
Lawyer and influencer Emily D. Baker thinks YouTube is a great place to teach people how the law works.
Howard Bashman of How Appealing discusses blogging during COVID-19 and how appellate work in Pennsylvania has changed in the pandemic.
Lawyer Beth Bourdon is willing to go places where other attorneys may be hesitant, including this summer when she joined Parler.
A Colorado law professor recently discussed how he incorporates mindfulness in his life and finding “pandemic positives” with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward.
SCOTUS lawyer Jeffrey L. Fisher breaks down how he had to adapt during the coronavirus crisis for three recent Supreme Court cases that he argued.
Law professor April Dawson talks to Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom, even before the pandemic.
Karen Kaplowitz talks with the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward about how many people are discovering the benefits of long-term telecommuting and why they may continue to support the work schedules after...
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.
Veena Dubal tells listeners about her experience with online trolls during the pandemic and how she deals with them.
Molly Coleman updates listeners on the latest going on in her life: moving back to her home, her decision to forgo the bar exam this year and postponing her wedding to 2021.
Brian Cuban chats 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.
Colin Rule, Warren Agin, Sherrill Ellsworth, and Joshua Browder talk about how their apps are working to help detect and block sarcasm in texts between parents fighting with each other.
Ashley Halfman, Teresa Scanlan and Bill Alverson talk about the similarities between the pageant circuit, law school and the practice of law with pageant winners or working as a pageant coach.
Shauna Barnes share information with lawyers about how they can adjust to the world’s current situation—such as having to work from home, whether they want to or not.
Stephanie Francis Ward explores people’s changing views of laws inspired by Christian outlooks and whether it’s worth changing those laws, even if they are rarely if ever enforced.
Stephanie Francis Ward, host of Asked and Answered, speaks with three lawyers, Dustin Sullivan, Michael Beck and Jerry Buting, who are all involved in the world of reality television.
Ripa Rashid talks with Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how can firms keep female and minority lawyers from leaving their firms and the high cost for said firms when they depart.
Heidi Brown talks about how to navigate the office holiday party and still appear to be having fun and how to come out of your shell when you'd rather be alone.
Karen Kaplowitz talks about how newer and older lawyers can work together and discover unique business development opportunities, while also having more a diverse legal teams, and finding better ways to use...
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