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Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Immediate Past President Judge Newman Wills for Veterans Interview

Wills for Veterans Initiative

2017 Public Service Scholarship Award

Foundation of the Federal Bar Association 2017 Public Service Scholarship Award Recipient Named

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: The Only Ceremony of its Kind

At the 18th annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, judges reminisced on how uniquely eager Chicago’s private practice lawyers are to help litigants in need at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Everyday Power: How The Federal Bar Association Is Inspiring Students

Recently, I was honored to speak with Judge Michael J. Newman, who is a magistrate judge in the southern district of Ohio. Immediately upon speaking with Judge Newman, I felt the passion and love for his work and was inspired by how thankful he is to have the opportunity to do such powerful service.

Atlanta Attorney Magazine: Interview with Judge Michael J. Newman

910am Superstation: Judge Newman

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Bar group schools students on civics

The Federal Bar Association Is Bringing Civics Education To Area Classrooms

The Federal Bar Association created its national civics outreach program to help educate students about our court systems. Judges and attorneys visit classrooms and talk with students, and students have the opportunity to visit courthouses to observe proceedings and meet with lawyers and judges.

How The Federal Bar Association Is Inspiring Students To Improve The Court System

Immediately upon speaking with Judge Newman, I felt the passion and love for his work and was inspired by how thankful he is to have the opportunity to do such powerful service.

The American Genius: Becoming Engaged with Civics

Getting anyone excited about civic engagement can be a tall order, and it proves to be even more difficult for children. The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is looking to change this by introducing the federal court system to the classroom.

Interview with Hon. Michael J. Newman for The New American Veteran

U.S. Magistrate Judge and President of The Federal Bar Association, Hon. Michael J. Newman, talks about the Federal Bar Association's National Community Outreach Program, Veterans' Courts and veterans becoming attorneys.

Eliances Heroes: Judges Michael Newman

Judge Michael Newman National President Federal Bar Association (FBA) is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Judge Newman oversees more than 18,000 federal lawyers including 1,200 federal judges who work together to promote the sound administration of justice, equality, and independence of the judiciary. The FBA outreach is focused on teaching civics to middle and high school students through a nationwide essay contest and other programs). "Look for open doors and don't be afraid of taking on challenges and working hard." Read more at

WGN Radio Interview with Hon. Michael J. Newman

Hon. Michael J. Newman talked with Steve about the workings of a United States Magistrate Judge, but more importantly how the justice system works and educating the youth through the National Civics Initiative.

4 Ways Your Firm Can Benefit From Community Outreach

Is your firm looking for a way to increase brand recognition, create happier employees, and connect to the bench? Look outside your walls and into the community for opportunities to volunteer, especially activities that tie in to the legal community. Below are four ways that your firm can benefit from these types of activities as well as some examples of how to get involved.

Total Celebrity Show: Neil Haley Interviews Hon. Michael J. Newman on Civics Initiative

Watch: Hon. Gustavo Gelpi Talks International Law

Host Sherry Broder, former Federal Bar Association president, talks with the Hon. Gustavo Gelpi from the District of Puerto Rico about international law relating to islands cases. In addition to being a federal judge, Hon. Gustavo Gelpi has served as the president of the Federal Bar Association.

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