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Come Together, Right Now
For many of us, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter as we’ve tried to find our way through a seemingly endless economic blizzard. But the summer is finally coming and with it the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30-August 2, 2009. Whether you’re looking for networking opportunities, fabulous programs, CLE credit, other ways to enhance your practice and further your career, or simply fun in the sun, you’ll find it at the ABA Annual Meetinng.
The ABA's Economic Recovery Resource website responds to the challenging economic times we face. ABA members may access free content, resources, and benefits on the Economic Recovery Resources portal at http://new.abanet.org/economicrecovery. The ABA also offers 4 free recession recovery programs focused on practice and career development. This program includes FREE CLE. Click here to register!
The Biotechnology Law Committee's weekly update publishes a roundup of hyperlinks to current legal, business, regulatory, and scientific developments in the industry.
Since 1980, U.S. policy has encouraged scientists to collaborate with commercial enterprises, particularly in the biomedical sector, in an effort to drive innovation. Generally speaking, there is consensus that entrepreneurial relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have produced significant benefits for science and the economy.
Five decisions for this week’s digest. The first, a duty to preserve decision. The second decision reminds us that eDiscovery abuse sanctions can survive summary judgment, and is followed by two authentication cases (one of which is a criminal matter, but each of which pays some degree of homage to Magistrate Judge Grimm’s decision in Lorraine v Markel American Ins.), and a decision discussing the standards of a federal district court’s review of a U.S. Magistrate’s Report and Recommendation.
The Section's new Cleantech and Climate Change Committee hosts free educational programs to learn about hot clean technology and the law topics.
The SciTech Edge: Insights from ABA SciTech Section Leaders: for law students and young lawyers.
ABA Member Advantage company discounts make it easy and affordable to streamline tasks and communications. ABA Member Advantage companies such as Starwood Hotels, Hertz and Bank of America are ready to put you on the road to a happy place.
The Section of Intellectual Property Law sent the attached letter and supporting documents to the House Judiciary Committee in support of the enactment of legislation to establish a pilot program to support enhancement of expertise in patent cases among U.S. District Court judges.
The North Carolina legislature was about to rubber stamp a bill introduced in their Senate on behalf of the NC Private Protection Services Board that would have given the PPSB authority over digital forensics, including education, training, qualifications, etc. The attorney exception for licensing requirements only applied to attorneys in NC and therefore could have also impacted every attorney outside of NC trying to do e-discovery.
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The nominees for the 2009-2010 Officer and Council members will stand for election during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. To see the list of nominees and biographical information click here.
More than 60 percent of the Section of Science & Technology Law’s membership base is students. Section leaders engage this group in special projects, which offer students networking and leadership opportunities.
The SciTech Lawyer Board invites student volunteers to apply to serve as reporters on CLE programs during the 2009 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The student will attend the CLE program for free and write a summary article of the program to be included in the fall issue of The SciTech Lawyer .
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