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Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Resonsibilities

Legal Summit of the Americas

2019, 2020, 2023 Programs

The ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities developed the concept of an historic gathering of lawyers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States in 2018, establishing a planning committee chaired by Richard Pena from Austin, Texas, and Veronica Marson from Toronto, Canada.  

This page includes links to program information and materials from Legal Summit of the Americas from 2019, 2020, and 2023.  

Legal Summit of the Americas 2019

The Inaugural Legal Summit of the Americas: A  Gathering of Lawyers from Canada, Mexico and The United States.  This program was held June 19-20, 2019 at the Headquarters of the American Bar Association, Chicago, IL

  • Click here for report, comprised of a summary of discussions on June 19, 2019, the first day of the Summit.
  • Sponsors

Legal Summit of the Americas 2.0

This 3-part digital webinar series was presented from June- Sept 17, 2020.


Part 1: North American Immigration During COVID-19

This webinar provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on immigration in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada and what legal practitioners can expect in this area moving forward.|

Click here for program details, materials & webinar video.

Part 2: Business and Trade in North America During COVID-19

This webinar takes a look at recent political developments and legal trends affecting business and cross-border industries during COVID-19 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  This webinar features an introduction from ABA Executive Director Jack Rives and features attorneys from Canada, the US, and Mexico.

Click here for program details and material. 

Part 3: Environmental Issues in North America During COVID-19

This webinar panel takes a look at energy production, natural resource exploitation, economic prosperity, and environmental conservation issues in remote and northern indigenous communities across North America. The panel provides an update on the current legal frameworks governing indigenous rights and environmental abuses by transnational energy and natural resource extraction companies.

Click here for details, webinar video, and program material.


Legal Summit of the Americas 2023

3 part CLE program presented at ABA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
This is the third iteration of the Legal Summit of the Americas. 

Topics include

  • Environmental Issues
  • Labor & Employment Issues
  • Immigration Issues.

Click here to visit the 2023 program page for more information and materials.