Be part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been described as the Magna Carta of our age. Plenary programs and luncheon speakers highlighting the continuing struggle for universal human rights, along with current topical CLE breakouts and spectacular evening events will all be yours at the ABA 2018 Paris Sessions.



Schedule of Events


Thursday, June 7 


5:00 - 6:30 PM

Opening Session at InterContinental Paris Le Grand
Entertainment by the Paris Choral Society, Zachary Ullery, Musical Director

6:45 - 9:30 PM

Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Cercle de l'Union Interalliée

Friday, June 8

9:00 AM-10:30 AM (3) Three CLE Sessions
 Improving the Practice of Law Before the ICC and International Criminal Tribunals
 Balancing Privacy and the Right to Know in Open Societies
 International Climate Change After Trump: Charting a Reductions Path Without the U.S.?
10:30 - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (3) Three CLE Sessions
 Cybersecurity Best Practices in Elections


Corporate Social Responsibility and Practical International Lawyering
 New Developments in International Representative, Consumer and Class Action
12:45 - 2:00 PM Lunch with Speaker David M. Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme
2:00 - 5:30 PMAfternoon on Own or Walking Tour
6:00 - 7:30 PM Cocktail Reception at the Hôtel de Ville

Saturday, June 9

9:00 - 10:30 AM (3) Three CLE Sessions
 Managing the Refugee Crisis: Legal Issues and Challenges
 A Conversation Between the Unstoppable Force and the Immovable Object - Reaching Consensus on Regulating the Delivery of Legal Services (Ethics)
 Cross-Border Investigations: Navigating Attorney-Client Privilege and Other Thorny Issues in the Cross-Hairs of Competing Law Enforcement Regimes
10:30 - 11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 PM 

(3) Three CLE Sessions
 Are Human Rights Affected by Tax Information Reporting and Disclosures?
 Surveillance, Terrorism & Privacy: What Keeps Us Safe?
 Who Needs Lawyers: Technology and A.I. Iin Dispute Resolution
12:45 - 2:00 PM Lunch with speaker Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, San Diego, CA
2:00 - 6:30 PM Afternoon on Own or Walking Tour
7:00 - 11:00 PM Closing reception and private viewing of the collections at Musée d'Orsay

Sunday, June 10

10:00 - 11:30 AM Closing Session: Beyond the 30 Articles: Future Issues in Human Rights
12:30 PMAfternoon on Own/Walking Tour 


CLE Credits

The entire program will be available for 7.2 credits including 1.8 ethics credits in 50 minute jurisdictions, 6.0 credits including 1.5 ethics credits in 60 minute jurisdictions.
Note that actual credits issued will be based on actual attendance at sessions.


CLE Accreditation

For information regarding CLE credit for Live In- Person programs/sessions held during the ABA Annual Meeting, visit the Center for Professional Development

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