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American Bar Association to Webcast Midyear House of Delegates Meeting
Web Availability of All Proceedings Offered for the First Time
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2009 – The American Bar Association will Webcast the entire proceedings of the House of Delegates session at its Midyear Meeting for the first time live on Monday, Feb. 16, beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET. View the broadcast at http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/aba/.
At 1:45 pm ET, the House will consider Report Nos. 109 and 110 which seek to amend the Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.10.
Other presentations of interest include:
- Statement by ABA President H. Thomas Wells, Jr. at 9:30 am
- Remarks by Walter E. Dellinger, III, former U.S. Solicitor General on "America's Greatest Lawyer - Abraham Lincoln in Private Practice and Public Life" at 11:00 am
- Remarks by Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, President of the Conference of Chief Justices and 23rd Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court at 11:45 am
- Statement by ABA Treasurer Alice E. Richmond at approximately 1:30 pm followed by a statement by ABA Executive Director Henry F. White, Jr.
- Statement by President-elect Nominee Stephen N. Zack at the conclusion of the debate of Reports 109 and 110
To view the complete list of Reports with Recommendations to be considered by the House of Delegates, click http://www.abanet.org/leadership/2009/midyear/. These proposals will not constitute ABA policy unless adopted by the House during its Feb. 16 session.
Click here to view the webcast.
Online registration for news reporters wishing to cover the House of Delegates or any other function at the Midyear Meeting is easier than ever. Credential guidelines are at www.abanews.org/credentials.html.
Accredited reporters are welcome to attend the Midyear Meeting and cover all sessions for free. A press room for working journalists will be at the Hynes Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Level 2, starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, and will remain open for on-site media registration daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The press room will close one hour after the adjournment of the House. For more information, call 312/988-6171, or 310/551-7569. From Feb. 12 – 16 call the Midyear Meeting press room at 617-954-2896.
With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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