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Air Force JAG chief gets top ABA post

Jack Rives, the recently retired Air Force judge advocate general, was named yesterday as the next executive director of the American Bar Association.

Rives retired as the Air Force’s top legal officer of March 1 and will assume the ABA position on Law Day.

He replaces Henry White Jr., who resigned last fall as part of a shakeup directed by ABA President Carolyn Lamm. ABA General Counsel Thomas Howell Jr. has been interim executive director.

The ABA press release announcing the appointment is here.

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