2019 Rule of Law Luncheon - The Rule of Law in a Changing Global Landscape

The Rule of Law in a Changing Global Landscape

August 12  | 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. PST
Marriott Marquis | 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 

This year’s event will feature a conversation with Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella. Justice  Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 and is the Senior Judge on the Court. 

Tickets & Registration

If you have registered or plan to register for the ABA Annual Meeting, please follow the link below to  purchase tickets to the Rule of Law Luncheon.

  • General rate: $100
  • Student rate: $75

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If you are not registering for the Annual Meeting, but would like to purchase a single ticket to attend the Rule of Law Luncheon, please use the link below or enter the package code (LAIT) during the registration process. 

  • General rate: $100 (+ $10 processing fee)
  • Student rate: $75 ( + $10 processing fee)

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 Keynote discussion

This year’s event will feature a conversation with Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. ABA ROLI Chair Judge Margaret McKeown will moderate the conversation. 

Judge M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (left) and Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Senior Judge on the Supreme Court of Canada (right).

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 and is the Senior Judge on the Court.  She attended the University of Toronto (BA 1967, LLB 1970). She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1972 and practiced civil and criminal litigation until 1976, when she was appointed to the Ontario Family Court at the age of 29, the youngest and first pregnant person appointed to the judiciary in Canada. She later served on the Ontario Court of Appeal for 12 years. She chaired the Ontario Law Reform Commission and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Justice Abella was the sole Commissioner and author of the 1984 Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, creating the term and concept of “employment equity.” She was the Boulton Visiting Professor at McGill Law School from 1988 to 1992, where she taught jurisprudence, administrative law, and constitutional law. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. She is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in classical piano, was a judge of the Giller Literary Prize, has written over 90 articles, and authored or co-edited four books on a variety of legal topics. Justice Abella chaired the Rhodes Selection Committee for Ontario and is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Classical Piano. She has 39 honorary degrees.

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