ABA to Honor Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the highest honor bestowed by the American Bar Association, recognizing the former secretary of state for her legal career and for helping women lawyers advance. The ABA, which represents more than 400,000 lawyers nationwide, will honor Clinton with the ABA Medal at its annual meeting on Aug. 12 in San Francisco. “For Hillary Clinton’s immense accomplishments as a lawyer, the strides she made for women both professionally and civically, and for promoting the interests of the U.S. and human rights abroad, she not only deserves this honor, but also the gratitude of the legal profession and the nation,” ABA president Laurel G. Bellows said in a statement. The Washington Post has the story.