ABA is Media Focus, as Annual Meeting Kicks Off in NYC
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.”
ABAJournal.com: “Live From New York, It’s the ABA”
National Law Journal: “ABA to Tackle Controversial Conflict-of-Interest Issues”