CHICAGO, Feb. 8 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — David Boies, who represented Vice President Al Gore in his challenge to the 2000 presidential election in
Florida, will be the keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the Fellows of
the American Bar Foundation on Saturday, Feb. 12 in the Grand Ballroom, Grand
America Hotel, Salt Lake City. The topic of Boies’ address will be “Courting
Justice: Law, Politics and American Democracy.”
The Fellows will also hear from Harvard University law professor Charles
J. Ogletree who will speak at a welcome reception on Feb. 11. Ogletree will
also do a book signing for his book “With All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on
the first-Half Century of Brown v. Board of Education.” The reception will be
held at the Wells Fargo Center, Mt. Olympus Room, 23rd floor.
Also on Friday, Feb. 11, the Fellows will host a luncheon program with the
ABA Young Lawyers and Law Student divisions, “After the JD: Now What Do I Do?”
Speakers include Bryant G. Garth, ABF Senior Research Fellow; James R.
Silkenat, chair of the Fellows, New York; Joel F Henning, consultant,
Hildebrandt International, Chicago; Janine Smith, Birmingham, Ala.; and
Alfreda Coward, Tamarac, Fla.
The luncheon will be held in the Little America Hotel, Grand Ballroom A,
beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The Fellows Annual Research Seminar will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2
p.m. “New Approaches to Access to Legal Services: Research, Practice, and
Policy,” will be moderated by ABF Director Robert L. Nelson of Chicago. ABF
Research Fellow Laura Beth Nielsen, ABF Senior Research Fellow Stephen Daniels
and ABF Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow Joanne Martin will make
research presentations. Commentators are Martha W. Barnett, former ABA
president, Tallahassee; Karen L. Tokarz, professor and executive director of
clinical education, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis; Thomas F.
Geraghty, professor and director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern
University School of Law; and William A. Von Hoene Jr., senior vice president
and acting general counsel, Exelon Corporation, Chicago. The program is
cosponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, and the
sections of International Law and Practice, Legal Education and Admissions to
the Bar, Science and Technology Law and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice.
The seminar will be held in the Grand America Hotel, Savoy Room.
Now entering its 50th year, the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is
an honorary organization of practicing lawyers, judges and law teachers whose
professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding
dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession. The
organization of The Fellows encourages and supports the research program of
the American Bar Foundation, which is the preeminent research center for the
empirical study of law, legal institutions and legal processes in society.
Current research efforts are addressing topics such as jury behavior, the
internationalization of legal values and legal practices, employment
discrimination, and career development among young lawyers.