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Goals for the 80s - American Bar Association - Annual Report, 1981-1982

NCJ Number
American Bar Association Journal Volume: 68 Dated: (December 1982) Pages: 1597-1620
P E Gallagher; J Podgers
Date Published
24 pages
Seven long-range goals were adopted in August, 1981 by the American Bar Association's policymaking House of Delegates as the foundation for the Association's planning efforts.
In the decade of the 1980's the Association will aim to improve the justice system, deliver legal services, improve the law, represent the legal profession, promote understanding of the legal system, uphold professional competence and ethics, and promote professional growth. In 1982, the Association's president addressed key issues such as legislative attempts to strip the Federal courts of jurisdiction over constitutional matters and the administration's intention to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation. Highlights of the past year included continued work in evaluating the effectiveness of State lawyer disciplinary systems and a program to bolster the education of the judiciary in ethics. Other accomplishments included publication of a lawyer's guide to legal malpractice insurance and promotion of legal specialization, retirement benefits, criminal justice standards, prepaid legal aid services, and the young lawyers division. Also in 1982, the Second Century Fund, a 3-year campaign to raise funds in support of the Association's public service and professional work was drawn to a successful conclusion. The article contains numerous photographs, tabular data, charts, and the annual report of the Association's treasurer.


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