During the ABA’s annual meeting in Boston on August 11 and 12, the ABA House of Delegates will consider several recommendations promoting increased diversity, loan forgiveness and legal job corps initiatives for recent law school graduates, the establishment of law clinics for veterans, and international law. Proposals urge new workplace policies to combat domestic and sexual violence, greater protections of LGBT rights, the creation of a legal access job corps, and Congress and the Administration to support and continue public service student loan repayment and forgiveness programs. If adopted, these resolutions become official policy of the Association. The ABA, maintaining that it serves as the national representative of the legal profession, may then engage in lobbying or advocacy of these policies on behalf of its members. What follows is a summary of some of these proposals.
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