Diversity Events at Midyear

The ABA Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession has compiled a basic calendar of diversity and inclusion-related events taking place during the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting -- February 12-17, 2020 in Austin, TX.

ABA Midyear Meeting February 12-17, 2020

ABA Midyear Meeting February 12-17, 2020

Austin, TX

Below is a list of events sponsored by entities within the ABA Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession as well as other diversity-focused events sponsored by various ABA entities.  All event times listed are in Central Time.

Find a comprehensive list of events with a D&I-topic focus here.

Don't see your event below? To add an event, please email details to diversity@americanbar.org.

Events with an * are those sponsored by Diversity and Inclusion Center or its constituent Goal III programmatic entities.

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 13

Judicial Clerkship Program*
Sponsor: Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Co-Sponsor: Judicial Division
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, Griffin Hall West
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Profession, Public Service & Diversity Committee Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Governors
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 3, Lone Star Ballroom Salon C
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary Program and Reception
Sponsor: Judicial Division
Location: Jackson Walker LLP, 100 Congress Ave., Suite 1100
4:00 - 7:30 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Defending Liberty and Pursuing Justice Summit (Day 1)
Primary Sponsors: Center for Public Interest Law, Diversity and Inclusion Center
Location: JW Marriott Austin
9:00 AM -  5:00 PM 

The Summit is designed to engage and mobilize the legal profession on critical justice issues--beginning with a keynote address by Austin Mayor Steve Adler followed by two days of free CLE programming on critical justice issues along with a variety of other substantive programming, meetings and social events offered at the ABA Midyear Meeting. 
Learn More and See Schedule.

CWP Business Meeting*
Sponsor: Commission on Women in the Profession
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Civil Rights and Social Justice Section Council Meeting
Sponsor: Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 3, Lone Star Ballroom Salon G
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline Business Meeting*
Sponsor: Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, 208
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hispanic Commission Business Meeting*
Sponsor: Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities
Location: JJW Marriott Austin, Level 5, 502-503
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession Business Meeting*
Sponsor: Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, 201
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Judicial Clerkship Program*
Sponsor: Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, Griffin Hall West
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

TIPS Diversity in the Profession Committee Meeting
Sponsor: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Location: Hilton Austin, Fourth Floor, 400
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

CLE: Research in Action: Free Research and Advocacy Tips from the Law Library of Congress and ABA Grassroots Advocacy Team
Sponsor: Center for Public Interest Law
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 3
10:45 AM- 12:15 PM

Diversity and Inclusion Center Business Meeting*
Sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion Center
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, 202
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

CLE: Legally Stolen Lands: Impacts and Remedies for Historically Disadvantaged People
Sponsor: Center for Public Interest Law
Co-sponsor: Section of State and Local Government
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 3
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

CLE: One Person, (N)one Vote: Gerrymandering with the Help of the Disenfranchised
Sponsor: Center for Public Interest Law
Co-sponsors: Criminal Justice Section, Public Education Division
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 1
3:15 PM -4:45 PM

IPL Diversity Action Group Meeting and Women in IP Law Group Meeting
Sponsor: Section of Intellectual Property Law
Location: Hilton Austin, Fourth Floor 415 AB and 416 AB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Joint Reception: Spirit of Excellence Honorees/ Alexander Award Presentation*
Sponsors: Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, Brazos
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Defending Liberty and Pursuing Justice Summit  (Day 2)
Primary Sponsors: Center for Public Interest Law, Diversity and Inclusion Center
Location: JW Marriott Austin
9:00 AM -  5:00 PM                                                                                                                                           Day 2 of the Summit will provide several complimentary CLEs on a variety of important diversity and inclusion issues, an opportunity to purchase a ticket to the Spirit of Excellence Awards Luncheon in the afternoon, and complimentary attendance at the Stonewall Awards Reception in the evening. Learn More and See Schedule.                                                      

YLD Diversity Dialogue Breakfast
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 7
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

CLE: School to Prison Pipeline: From Report to Action*
Sponsor: Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, Center for Public Interest Law
Co-Sponsor: Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 1
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Judicial Clerkship Program*
Sponsor: Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, Griffin Hall West
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CLE: LGBTQ+ "State of the Union"*
Sponsor: Center for Public Interest Law
Co-sponsor: Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Location: JW Marriott Austin, LEvel 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 1
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Issues of Concern to the Legal Profession
Sponsor: ABA House of Delegates
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 3, Lone Star Ballroom Salon C
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

GPSolo Diversity Board Meeting
Sponsor: Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Location: Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Ballroom Level, Austin South
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Spirit of Excellence Awards Luncheon (Tickets $175)*
Sponsor: Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 3, Lone Star Ballroom Salons D-E
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SOGI Business Meeting*
Sponsor: Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, 204
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CLE: Men in the Mix: How to Engage Men on Issues Related to Gender in the Profession*
Sponsor: Center for Public Interest Law
Co-sponsors: Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Commission on Women in the Profession, Young Lawyers Division
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 1
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

CLE: Police Civil Rights Litigation: From Ferguson to Dallas--2020 Vision Today?
Sponsor: Center for Public Interest Law
Co-sponsor: Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Public Education Division, Section of State and Local Government Law
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 2
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

CLE: Implicit Bias: Governmental Complicity
Sponsor: Center for Public Interest Law
Co-sponsor: Section of State and Local Government Law
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, JW Grand Ballroom Salon 2
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Stonewall Award Reception (Complimentary Event)*
Sponsor: Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, Brazos
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council Business Meeting*
Sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion Center
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, 201
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

COREJ Business Meeting* 
Sponsor: Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 2, 208
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

CLE: Census 2020: What Lawyers With Inquiring Clients Should Know About Confidentiality and Other Issues
Sponsor: Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities 
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Room 302 Level 3
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

Women's Caucus*
Sponsor: Commission on Women in the Profession
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 3, Lone Star Ballroom Salon D
2:15 PM - 4:30 PM

ABA Minority Caucus of the ABA House of Delegates*
Sponsor: Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 3, Lone Star Ballroom Salon A
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LGBT Caucus*
Sponsor: Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 4, 401
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Caucus of the Young Lawyers Delegates to the ABA House
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
Location: JW Marriott Austin, Level 3, Lone Star Ballroom Salon F
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Defending Liberty and Pursuing Justice Summit

Join us for a first of its kind, free, two-day summit taking place February 14-15 as part of the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, TX. Designed to engage and mobilize the legal profession on critical justice issues, the summit begins with a keynote address by Austin Mayor Steve Adler followed by two days of free CLE programming showcasing innovations in advocacy and the delivery of holistic legal services and pro bono through a race-equity lens. Attendees are also invited to participate in a variety of other substantive programming, meetings and social events offered at the ABA Midyear Meeting. Click here to learn more about the conference and compimentary registration.

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