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2024 CRSJ Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL | July 31 - August 6

Registration for the ABA Annual Meeting is now available. We invite you to attend our 2024 Annual Section Council Meeting and Events. We have compiled schedule of all CRSJ activities below. All current and prospective CRSJ members are welcome to join us in August as we discuss CRSJ business, including plans to address current civil rights & social justice issues in the upcoming Bar Year.

Don't forget to visit the ABA Annual Meeting Portal for meeting updates.

ABA ANNUAL MEETING | August 1 - 6, 2024

ABA ANNUAL MEETING | August 1 - 6, 2024

Schedule of Events

All events will be held in the Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park (200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601), unless otherwise stated. CRSJ-sponsored events are bolded, and co-sponsored events are italicized below.

Thursday, August 1

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT
CRSJ Executive Committee (Closed Meeting)
Embassy Room, 2nd Floor

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
Development and Fundraising Council Committee Meeting
State Room, 2nd Floor

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT
Membership, Diversity & Inclusion Council Committee Meeting
State Room, 2nd Floor

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT
CRSJ Section Council  Meeting
International Ballroom, 2nd Floor

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT
Welcome Networking Reception
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom C

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CT
Distinguished Guests & Board of Governors Dinner (Invite Only)

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CT
CRSJ Leadership Dinner ($85 per person, Invite Only)
River Roast Chicago, 315 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL   

Friday, August 2

7:30 a.m. CT
Breakfast Available
International Ballroom, 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT
CRSJ Section Council  Meeting
International Ballroom, 2nd Floor

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
Section Leadership Luncheon: Annual Meeting, Elections and Passing of the Gavel Luncheon 
State Room, 2nd Floor

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
Democracy Luncheon
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Room TBD

1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CT
Democracy Summit
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Room TBD

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT
ABA General Assembly & Presentation of ABA Medal
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Room TBD

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CT
ABA President’s Reception (Ticketed Event) 
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Room TBD

Saturday, August 3

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Perfecting Democracy: Pro Bono Opportunities and the Upcoming Election
State Room, 2nd Floor
As part of its Perfecting Democracy Program, CRSJ will be sponsoring a session to highlight and educate ABA participants about the ongoing misinformation campaigns and challenges confronting voters and how the ABA must continue to be in partnership with civil rights and social justice organizations.  The goal of this session is not only informational but to provide concrete strategies and actions that participants can take through the Election Protection program and other efforts to protect the voting rights of all voters.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT
2024 John H. Pickering Award Presentation and Luncheon honoring Pauline Weaver
International Ballroom, 2nd Floor

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
Silver Gavel Awards Presentation
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency Ballroom A/B

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. CT
Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration, honoring Eva Paterson (Ticketed Event, $200 per ticket)
Imperial Ballroom

Sunday, August 4

Please see the Annual Meeting Schedule for the ABA House of Delegates Caucus Meetings

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT
Margaret Brent Awards Ceremony & Reception, honoring Estelle H. Rogers, Hon. Pamila J. Brown, Dolores Atencio, Gina Shishima, and Barbara Wall
Swissotel Chicago, 1st Floor, Zurich Ballroom

Monday, August 5

9:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
House of Delegates Session
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom

Tuesday, August 6

9:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT
House of Delegates Session
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom