The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.
Recently, the organization re-launched the journal's website. Denise talks to Edward Adams, editor and publisher of the ABA Journal. He reviews the history of the site and how the changes will make it a more useful and timely source of legal news and information.
Edward A. Adams is the Editor and Publisher of the ABA Journal. Prior to joining the ABA in September 2006, Ed was the public information officer for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He created the court's media relations plans for high-profile cases such as "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh and al Qaida member Zacarias Moussaoui. He has also served as a consultant on media issues with dozens of state and federal courts handling high-profile trials.
Ed joined the court in 2002 from the daily New York Law Journal, where he had been a reporter and editor for more than a dozen years. He created the newspaper's award-winning website, and served as executive editor of NYLawyer.com, an online publication for young attorneys at Manhattan's largest law firms. He has also worked for the New York Post, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, the National Law Journal, American Lawyer, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ed is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and Columbia University School of Law.
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