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September 29, 2022 2022 FALL COUNCIL MEETING

Perfecting Democracy Jeopardy: How Lawyers Can Make a Difference


The legal profession can play a crucial role in perfecting democracy by ensuring that eligible voters have access to the ballot box and their votes are counted. Join a lively and interactive discussion, based on the Jeopardy Game format, which gives a brief overview of how lawyers and law students can get involved in a pro bono or volunteer capacity in their communities to positively impact our electoral process. Like any Jeopardy game, this program is unscripted and our panelists, like you, the audience, will hear the questions for the first time. Expect a competitive background as each panelist jockeys for bragging rights, but we all know the ultimate winner will be our democracy.

This panel was presented on Thursday, September 29, 2022, during the joint fall meeting of the American Bar Association's Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, State and Local Government Law Section, and Young Lawyers Division. This program is offered on-demand for viewing only and does not qualify for CLE credit in its recorded form.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Juan R. Thomas, Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Of Counsel, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.


  • William J. Kresse, Commissioner, Chicago Board of Elections; Member, ABA Standing Committee on Election Law; Vice Chair, Ethics Committee, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law; Professor, Governors State University
  • Jason D. Kaune, Partner, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, LLP; Programming Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Election Law
  • Holli J. Welch, Senior Assistant Attorneys General, Tort Employment Unit of the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office


  • Elizabeth M. Yang, Chair, Elections and Voting Rights Committee, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law

Joint Sponsors: ABA State and Local Government Law SectionABA Young Lawyers Division


CLE Resource Packet 
Please note: only in-person attendees are eligible for CLE credit.

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