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RADAR ALERT:
This Week, Tell the ABA Judicial Division to Straighten Up!

The last three weeks we've turned up the heat on the American Bar Association, which continues to profit from sales of its flawed fact sheet, "10 Myths about Custody and Domestic Violence and How to Counter Them"1 This publication was produced by the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence.

  1. We've asked you to (politely) express your extreme displeasure to the ABA President, William Neukom:
  2. We requested you contact your Representative to say "Say 'No!' to H.R. 6088," a bill that would further enrich the ABA's pockets to batter the truth about child custody.
  3. Then we invited you to communicate your concerns to the ABA Section of Family Law:

BUT THE ABA STILL DOESN'T GET IT.

So are we going to give up and let the ABA continue in its ways, and allow make-believe statistics and defamatory gender stereotypes to break up more families?

This week, we are asking you to contact the ABA's Judicial Division. The Division's webpage claims it is the "most influential organization of judges in the world." Made up of over 4,000 members, they "work to support an open, fair, and impartial judiciary through [their] programs, publications and initiatives."

The ABA's "10 Myths" flyer is trying to bias family court judges against fathers trying to prove their innocence against false claims of abuse. This flies in the face of the Judicial Division's laudable goal of an "open, fair, and impartial judiciary."

Please contact the Judicial Division of the ABA:

Ask them to speak out against the inaccuracies contained in the ABA's Ms. Information sheet. The ABA Judicial Division needs to tell its colleagues at the Commission on Domestic Violence, "Get your facts straight, ABA!"

 


 


Date of RADAR Release: August 12, 2008

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R.A.D.A.R. – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting – is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women working to improve the effectiveness of our nation's approach to solving domestic violence. http://www.mediaradar.org