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Selected programs from the ABA's 2010 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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Thursday, August 5 - Saturday, August 7
The ABA's Law Practice Management Section will be presenting the following CLE sessions during the Annual Meeting in San Francisco:
  • Thursday, August 5 - The Journey from Start-Up to Mid-Size What We Learned - The Only Thing that Matters: Your Professional Reputation
  • Friday, August 6 - The Virtual Lawyer: How to Build Your Practice In An Online World
  • Saturday, August 7 - Get Real: How the Younger Generations Will (or Will Not) Change the Look and Feel of the Legal Workplace
Thursday, August 5 - Monday, August 9
TIPS will present eleven exceptional CLE programs covering a wide variety of timely topics ranging from Communication Technology Litigation to ERISA to Art & Law in the 21st Century. These programs are designed to improve your knowledge and skills and will consist of panels comprised of unique and diverse individuals who are leaders in their respective fields. In addition, these valuable programs will provide a variety of perspectives on the topics presented and allow you to share ideas with attorneys in similar fields of practice, sharpen your skills, pick up a practice tip or two, and earn CLE credits.
Friday, August 6 | Palace Hotel
Shirley S. Abrahamson, chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, will receive the 2010 John Marshall Award at this ceremony. The award, a blown glass sculpture from artist Dale Chihuly, will be presented as part of the ABA Annual Dinner in Honor of the Judiciary.
Friday, August 6 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | San Francisco Marriott Marquis
This entertaining, inter-disciplinary, multi-media presentation will take a provocative, "scifi" look at the future of the justice system, focusing on the effects of phenomena such as demographic change and globalization, as well as developments in fields including nanotechnology and neuroscience.

This program is sponsored by the ABA Judicial Division.
Contact: Kris Berliant
Friday, August 6 | 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm | Palace Hotel

Contact:Kimley Grant

Next Steps: Emerging Issues in Diversifying the Legal Profession
Friday, August 6 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | San Francisco Marriott Marquis
This interactive session will delve into four emerging issues from the ABA's recently released diversity report.
Contact: Angie Shaw
Saturday, August 7 | Moscone Center West
This program will help you understand valuation issues relevant to a law firm including structure of the business, partnership and buy in agreements, tangible versus intangible assets, excess earnings, double dipping and much more.
Contact: Carrie Asalon
Finding Prompt and Meaningful Solutions for State Judiciaries
Saturday, August 7 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | San Francisco Marriott Marquis
The Standing Committee on Judicial Independence invites you to attend this forum on judicial disqualification.
Sunday, August 8 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Moscone Center West
In a fast-paced, multi-media, talk show format, renowned judges, lawyers, and journalists (representing both conventional and "new" media) will use real-life examples "ripped from the headlines" - screening actual news reports on select trials - to highlight the growing challenges of litigating high-profile cases in a world where a 24/7 news cycle is the norm, the journalist's code of ethics is being rewritten on the fly, and jurors are negotiating book deals during coffee breaks and researching case details on their Blackberries as they deliberate on a verdict.

This program is sponsored by the ABA Judicial Division.
Contact: Kris Berliant
ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy
Open Program and Reception
Sunday, August 8 | Westin St. Francis
This event will honor the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Environmental Law Section for the depth and breadth of its environmental law programming and services, as well as San Francisco attorney Nicholas C. Yost, for his contributions to development of California environmental law and his central role in development of the regulations implementing the nation's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
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