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Governing Committee and Leadership Meeting
March 24-25, 2017
Chicago, IL

American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL

Preliminary Information

  • Agenda Items (due March 6, 2017)
  • RSVP (due March 13 -- RSVP Form to be distributed shortly)

Hospitality Committee

  • Travis Life
  • Brian Rosenblatt


  • Hotel: 2 days at the hotel for up to $175/night ($350 total)
  • Airline: Maximum $400 based on the lowest available coach airfare with 21 days advance reservation. (The ABA offers airfare discounts here)
  • Ground Transportation: Maximum roundtrip $100. The train to and from Midway and O'Hare airport is $5 per way (Blue Line to/from O'Hare and Orange Line to/from Midway). You will want to get off the train at Lake/Clark (Thompson Center) or Dearborn Steet. Walk North over the Wacker Drive Chicago River Bridge (2 blocks). From Clark/Lake, the ABA building is the first building after you cross the bridge on the East Side (note: if you ever get lost, Lake Michigan -- no buildings -- is East). The Westin is immediate behind the ABA Building, across from the House of Blues on Dearborn and the Marina Towers Plaza (referred to as the corn-cob buildings).  Important: Do not ride the train late at night. If you are arriving to Chicago after 8:00pm take a cab. Between 3:00pm and 7:00pm or between 7:00am and 10am, the train is your best bet as a cab can cost $65+ due to rush hour traffic and take you as much as 2 hours to get to the city.
  • Rental Cars: No reimbursable
  • Chicago Residents: Mileage and Parking
  • Overall: Reimbursement cap: $850.


Reservation Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 (5:00pm Central Time)

The Westin Chicago River North
320 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
(connects to the ABA Building at the far West entrance just past the main entrance)

Arrival: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Departure: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Room Rate: $179/night + 17.4% tax
Includes complimentary in-room Wi-Fi

How to Make Your Hotel Reservation:

Governing Committee and Leadership Annual Meeting Debriefing Conference Call


  • Introduction and Welcome (Small)
  • Report of the Planning Committee (Freundlich/Brabec)
  • Report from Session Leaders (Open Discussion)
  • Review of Successes and Challenges (Open Discussion)
  • Appointment of 2017 Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Glickman)
  • Determination of site for 2017 Annual Meeting (Cosmopolitan or UNLV)
  • Deadline for receipt of reimbursements (November 10, 2016)

Supplemental Materials:

Agenda for October 6

Agenda and Supplemental Materials (1 document)


Introduction/Announcements (Small)

Approval of Minutes (Small) 

Forum Chair’s Report (Small)

Announcement New Appointments (Small)

Forum Chair-Elect Report

Financial Report (Sills)

Membership Report (Life)

Report from the ABA Board of Governor’s Liaison (Paula E. Boggs)

Educational Review

2016 Annual International Legal Symposium Report (Root, Rappaport)
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL

  • Financial Report and Perspectives
  • Looking forward to 2017 (March 30-31)

2016 Video Games Conference (Steinberg)
University of California, Hastings School of Law, San Francisco, CA

  • Financial Report and Perspectives
  • Looking forward to 2017 (Date TBD)

2016 Annual Meeting (Brabec, Freundlich)
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV

  • Financial Report and Perspectives
  • Looking forward to 2017
    • 2017 Forum Annual Meeting Dates and Location (Small)
      The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV (October 5-7)
    • Important Planning Deadlines
    • Appointment of Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Small/Glickman)

2016 Webinar Review (Pimm, Weizenecker)

Upcoming Events for 2017

  • ABA Midyear Meeting – Forum Participation (Rappaport)
  • ABA Annual Meeting – Forum Participation (Tint)

2017 Spring Governing Committee Meetings
March 23-25, 2015 (Chicago, IL)
The Westin River North with meeting at ABA Building (Small/Glickman)

Forum Co-Sponsorships and Collaborations

Committee Reports

  • Communications Committee (Adwar)
  • Book Publishing Committee (Pimm)
  • The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (Rosenblatt) (Download pdf: Fall 2016-V.33, No.1)
  • Special Project: Bylaws Overhaul (Darraby)

Division Discussion and Reports (Glickman/Life)

  • Managing Your Division
  • Purpose of opening Divisions
  • Term limits
  • Engaging Division members
  • Communication with Division members
  • How to jump-start your Division and solicit volunteers

Liaisons/Representative Reports    (Optional/as needed)

  • Forum Liaison to IP Law Section (Cardinale)
  • ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Prof (Davis/Sanchez)
  • Section of International Law Practice (Darraby)
  • Law Student Liaison (Shapiro)
  • Young Lawyers Liaison (Lesetar-Smith)
  • Law Society of England and Wales (Darraby)

Division Reports (Optional/as needed)

New Business

Conference Dial-In Number

Dial-In: 866.646.6488

Code: 750.891.1089

Governing Committee Minutes

  • April 2016 (Vancouver)
  • October 2015 (Washington, DC)
  • March 2015
  • October 2014
  • March 2014
  • October 2013
  • April 2013

Continuing Education Credit for
Tax Professionals

  • Program standards for CPE credit - Entire Statement
  • Extract of the standards that are of interest in program development

2017 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Webpage >>>

Annual Meeting Promotional Templates

Sponsorship Materials

Informational Items

Friday-Saturday, March 24-25 2017

Spring Governing Committee Meeting

American Bar Association Headquarters

321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Housing: Westin River North (connects to the ABA building)

Arrival: Thursday, March 23 – Departure: Sunday, March 26

Room Rate: $179 per room per night single/double occupancy (plus applicable taxes)

Hospitality Committee:  Brian Rosenblatt and Travis Life


2016 Spring Governing Committee Meeting


Forum Leadership Roster

General Inquiries

Janine Small
Janine Small, PLLC

Len Glickman
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Forum Manager
Carol Simmons
American Bar Association
Forum on Entrtainment and Sports

Reimbursement and Budget Questions

Budget Chair
Steven D. Sills
Green Hasson Janks

Kirk Schroder
Schroder Davis, PLC