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2024 ABA Annual Meeting

Key Events 2024

Chicago, IL | August 2-8, 2024

Wednesday, July 31

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Opening Judicial Reception

Thursday, August 1

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Sidebar Networking Lounge
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Welcome Networking Reception

Friday, August 2

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Sidebar Networking Lounge
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    ABA Experts: Technology Issues: Ethical and Professional Obligations
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    CLE Showcase: Safeguarding Public Officials: Protecting Judges, Civil Servants, and the Rule of Law
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    In-House Counsel Program-
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Democracy Luncheon
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    CLE Showcase: The Roberts Court 2023-2024: Chevron Deference, the Abortion Pill, and Presidential Juris-Politics
  • 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Democracy Summit
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    ABA Experts: Effective and Ethical Use of A.I. in Your Practice
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    General Assembly & Presentation of ABA Medal
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    President’s Reception

Saturday, August 3

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    ABA Experts: Deposition Tactics and Pitfalls
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    CLE Showcase: Not Just Abortion Rights: Rediscovering State Constitutional Protections in the Post-Dobbs Era
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    ABA Experts: Business Development & Marketing Strategies & Techniques to Succeed
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Public Service Project Benefiting The Boulevard
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    ABA Experts Effective and Ethical Use of AI in Your Practice
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    ABA Experts: Preserving Your Client’s Right to Appeal: Building the Trail Record
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Silver Gavel Awards Presentation
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    CLE Showcase: Speaking Truth and Asking the Hard Questions-Media's Role in Protecting the Rule of Law
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration: Honoring Eva Paterson

Sunday, August 4

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Nominating Committee Business Meeting Session and Coffee with Candidates
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Margaret Brent Awards Ceremony (3 p.m.) & Reception (4:15 p.m.)

Monday, August 5

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    House of Delegates and Passing of the Gavel

Tuesday, August 6

  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    House of Delegates