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Legal Talk Network Covers the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting NYC

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Sam Cole

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This year’s ABA Annual Meeting was held in the “Big Apple,” New York City with approximately 5,000 registrants, 1,000 educational sessions, and 28 bar associations involved. Among the many topics covered were the ABA Center for Innovation, developments in immigration law, the House of Delegates meeting, the First Amendment, student loans, the National Association of Bar Executives, artificial intelligence, the United Nations and sustainable development, and key business drivers.

Of particular note was this year’s CLE in the City series which offered a wide variety of continuing legal education credits hosted at venues like the United Nations, the New York City Bar Association, and top U.S. law firms. Attendees not only got a reasonable rate for CLE credit but they were treated to a catered affair at the numerous locations around the city.

But Legal Talk Network recorded a plethora of podcasts at the event that included a wide array of topics and guests. Two of the most notable guests were the immediate past and current presidents of the American Bar Association. Immediate Past President Linda Klein discussed her year at the helm, programs she championed, and the current status of the ABA’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Current President Hilarie Bass, who just took the reigns, talked with us about her upcoming projects, managing stress, and the required support from her firm and clients which allow her to perform her duties as the new ABA president.

South Carolina Senator Gerald Malloy and ABA Past-President William Hubbard also discussed the Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 2010 and how that bipartisan effort is reducing both incarceration and crime while keeping violent offenders off the streets. We learned about the inspirational career of ABA Medal recipient John Feerick who is the former dean of Fordham University School of Law and the drafter of the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

To hear about these topics and more, check out the list of podcasts below:


Posted by:
Sam Cole