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Attorney elected to one-year term on ETA executive committee

Correction: Due to an editorial oversight, Holli Targan was mistakenly identified in the Jan. 31, 2013, edition of the Detroit Legal News. We apologize for the error.
Holli Targan, an attorney and partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C, has been elected to a one year term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Washington, D.C.-based Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). Her term began on Jan. 1. Jaffe CEO Bill Sider made the announcement.
The ETA is the international trade association serving the needs of companies offering payment transaction processing and related products and services, such as credit and debit card processing, mobile payments, gift cards, and electronic payment systems. It serves companies throughout the United States and internationally, providing governmental advocacy, education, and networking opportunities to its over 500 member companies.
Targan served as president of the ETA in 2010 and as a member of its Board of Directors for over 10 years. She concentrates her law practice on card processing, mobile payments, and electronic payments law. She is a frequent lecturer and has published dozens of articles on industry-related topics.

ABA creates national task force on stand your ground laws

The American Bar Association has created the National Task Force on Stand Your Ground laws to analyze the impact of the state statutes that have dramatically expanded the bounds of self-defense laws in more than half the jurisdictions in the United States.
The task force will undertake a comprehensive legal study, incorporating multidisciplinary criminological and social science perspectives and methodology, to assess the utility of Stand Your Ground laws and their impact on the criminal justice system as well as individual liberties.
The task force is comprised of members drawn from ABA entities, law enforcement, government, state prosecutors’ offices, public and private criminal practice, academia and other legal arenas. Leigh-Ann Buchanan of Miami and Jack Middleton of Manchester, N.H., are serving as co-chairpersons of the task force. 
The first of four regional hearings concerning Stand Your Ground laws will be conducted during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas on Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Hilton Anatole, Morocco Room.
A diverse group of leaders from bar associations, the judiciary, legislative bodies, as well as others from community, religious, social justice, civil rights, academic and governmental organizations, have been invited to give testimony at this open forum. Testimony may be given in person or in writing.
Those who wish to testify may contact Rachel Patrick, staff director, ABA Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice, at 312-988-5408 or via email at Rachel.Patrick@americanbar.org.


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