Virtual Annual Meeting - Convening for Justice | July 29 - August 4, 2020                                           

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We invite you to join us for the Virtual Annual Meeting. Registration is complimentary for ABA members and $95 for non-members. Please note: All meetings and events are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

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We’ve rearranged and condensed the usual schedule to focus on entity governance meetings, special events, virtual networking, and the CLE Showcase programs.

Meeting Overview

Wednesday, July 29 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM (CDT)

General Assembly and the Presentation of the ABA Medal

The ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor, will be awarded to William H. Neukom, an international champion for justice who has devoted his life and career to public service, access to justice and advancing the rule of law.

Friday, July 31 | 3:00 - 4:15 PM (CDT)

ABA Forum

ABA Forum: Justice and Policing-A Path Forward

As the country searches for solutions to these senseless tragedies, the legal profession is uniquely positioned to impact and influence innovative strategies and new policies, highlight best practices, and craft impactful reforms.

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Friday, July 31 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM (CDT)

Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration - Honoring Marian Wright Edelman

The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will honor founder and president emerita of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Marian Wright Edelman with the 2020 Thurgood Marshall Award. Under her leadership as president for 45 years, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. You may purchase tickets to the event through Annual Meeting registration.


This series of intimate conversations are available live-streaming or watch on-demand during the meeting. Each conversation in the series talks about trending legal topics with authors, government officials, law professors, and industry experts.

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CLE Showcase Programs

The CLE Showcase takes on tough topics with high profile industry experts. Earn up to 12 CLE credits, including specialty credits.

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Delegate-At-Large Elections

Lawyer Members must be registered for the Annual Meeting to receive a link to electronically vote. Voting will be held Wednesday, July 29 through Monday, August 3. To access more information regarding the candidates:

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Find the answers to the top FAQs about the first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting. If you still have questions, please fill out the Meetings and Travel Department contact form below.

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