Given your busy attorney schedules and the possibility that you may miss some or all of the American Bar Association annual meeting this year, we at The National Law Journal decided to be your eyes and ears at the six-day confab. Lawyers are gathering here in Chicago from Thursday through Tuesday.
We’ll attend speeches by newsmakers such as Supreme Court Justice David Souter and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., sit down for exclusive interviews with some of the leading lawyers passing through the meeting, check in on a few hotter panel discussions, and roam the hallways in search of juicy legal tidbits. Some of the panel discussions, such as the forum with six former U.S. attorneys general, promise to rise above the usual.
We will also follow the House of Delegates as it reviews and votes on recommendations ranging from calls for corporate counsel to allow more conflict-of-interest waivers for outside counsel’s pro bono work to pleas for acceptable new litigation defenses related to U.S. Patent Office decisions.
As the NLJ’s Chicago bureau chief who has been covering this major legal market since 2006, I look forward to picking and choosing what I hope will be the topics and speakers that most interest our readers. If there’s something on the agenda that is particularly interesting in your view—you can link to the schedule to the right—please tell me about it and I’ll see if I can fit it into my schedule. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.