ABA Section Annual Conference

I spent some time going through the brochure for this Spring’s ABA Litigation SAC in NYC, May 1-3, and it looks like a good one. In addition to my panel on class actions and solo/small firm practice (“How Do Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Navigate the Class Action Arena?”), there are plenty of trial practice panels and other sessions of interest:

  • The mounting difficulties of settling class actions, featuring Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco; Jocelyn Larkin of the Impact Fund (Berkeley); and Ted Frank, a well-known (some would say “notorious”) objector counsel to class action settlements, who currently has a case pending in the Supreme Court challenging a cy pres settlement;
  • A defense-oriented panel on pending changes to Rule 30(b)(6);
  • an eclectic mix of quality-of-lawyer-life topics, including *two* panels on mindfulness!
  • law tech stuff, like technology-assisted document review;
  • a panel featuring Paul Bland of Public Justice, discussing “forced” arbitration;
  • a panel on cross-boarder litigation featuring Prof. Jack Coffee of Columbia Law School;
  • a range of ethics topics; and
  • a pre-conference LGBT Forum.

You can sign up here, with $100 registration discount through March 29, and hotel discounts until April 8.