American Bar Association News

Number of Lawyers in U.S. Grew 15% in Past Decade

The nationwide population of lawyers is up to 1,338,678 licensed, active attorneys, which represents a 0.2 percent increase since last year and a 15.2 percent rise over the past decade, according to data from the American Bar Association (ABA). The …

7 Questions to Ask Cyber Insurance Prospects

An increase in spearfishing and ransomware, coupled with weakened data security due to more connected and mobile devices, means businesses, insurers and their agents need to understand and protect against these threats, according to experts at a recent American Bar …

Businesses Call for Controls on Litigation Funding Firms

A business lobby group has called on the U.S. Congress to regulate companies that provide financing for commercial lawsuits, describing the practice as “coercive enterprise.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a long-time critic of third-party litigation …