Annual Meeting 2008

ABA is Media Focus, as Annual Meeting Kicks Off in NYC

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As an estimated 10,000 people attend more than 1,500 programs (PDF) at the American Bar Association’s 131st annual meeting starting this week, public attention is being focused on a potpourri of legal issues.

Among them, a video about a Day of Equality is featured today on the ABA’s website. It discusses ideas about what can be done to more fully integrate women into the legal profession.

A main event will be the two-day meeting on Monday and Tuesday of the ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates. It is “expected to take up a number of hot-button issues when it meets next week, but the most controversial proposal, perhaps, recommends easing conflict-of-interest rules that govern lawyers,” writes the Daily Journal (sub. req.) in a roundup of the meeting events.

Meanwhile a “two-part discussion on renewable energy and transportation, slated to take place at the Waldorf=Astoria on Sunday, is one of several presentations aimed at New Yorkers,” reports the New York Law Journal. “Other New York-oriented events will cover litigation tactics to stem homelessness, Workers’ Compensation in the wake of 9/11, legal issues raised by efforts to protect the city from terrorist attacks and tribal land claims in the state.”

Earlier coverage: “Live From New York, It’s the ABA”

National Law Journal: “ABA to Tackle Controversial Conflict-of-Interest Issues”

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