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2024 ABA Annual Meeting Chicago, IL | July 31 - August 6

Register now for the 2024 ABA Annual Meeting - where legal professionals from around the country gather to connect, learn and elevate their legal careers.

Featured Programs

Judicial Reception

In this time of threats to our democracy, it is particularly fitting that we begin the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 31, at 5 p.m. with a Reception Honoring the Judiciary – a fundamental pillar in our democracy. Judges from throughout the country, including the judiciary in Chicago and Illinois, are invited. The featured speaker will be Judge Michelle Childs from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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CLE in the City

CLE in the City at the ABA Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to earn educational credits from industry experts at top law firms in Chicago. Topics range from AI and the evolution of gambling to legal ethics and professional responsibility issues.

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Chicago Cubs

Catch a game at Wrigley Field, the second oldest baseball stadium in the U.S. and savor a Chicago-style hot dog. Cheer on the Cubbies as they play their Route 66 rival, the St. Louis Cardinals!

Democracy Summit

Our nation and world are at an inflection point. At home and around the globe, autocrats and dictators threaten the rule of law. Our democracy is under strain, and there is no more important issue facing our country. The Democracy Summit, the centerpiece of the Annual Meeting, will kick off with a ticketed luncheon featuring a fireside chat with national leaders discussing threats to democracy and the role of lawyers in ensuring democracy.

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Get to Know Chicago

Explore the Windy City

Experience the thrill of the Chicago Cubs battling their rival, the St. Louis Cardinals, at historic Wrigley Field. Enjoy a night of laughter at Second City, the renowned theatre that launched stars like Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Eugene Levy. Explore Chicago's stunning architecture on a boat tour along the Chicago River, passing by iconic landmarks—don't forget to wave at the ABA headquarters building! Whatever your interest, the 'Second City' is second to none and has something for everyone.

Questions?

Please contact the Meetings and Travel team at 312-988-5871 or submit your questions using our online contact us form.