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ABA Legal Ed Council rejects proposal to add young lawyers as voting members

Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zach Zuber
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The council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar decided to reject a Young Lawyers Division recommendation to add two younger lawyers—who are either under the age of 36, or have no more than five years in practice—to the council as voting members.

The proposal was initially spearheaded by Tom Hillers, the president of The Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, in an effort to get more representation from recent law school graduates on the body that oversees issues such as law school accreditation.

The ABA Legal Ed council, which met last Friday in Boston, expressed concern that creating a special category for young lawyers could reduce flexibility to find the best candidates available and willing to do the work.

You can read more about this and the other issues the ABA Legal Ed council decided during their most recent meeting in this article in the ABA Journal.

From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly