June 05, 2018

Join Us in the Windy City for the Annual Meeting

ABA Annual Meeting
August 2-7, 2018

Registration options for the Annual Meeting have recently changed. Pick the option that is best for you:

Limited Registration is $95 for ABA members and includes access to It Is Only Fair 2 (a concert and rally for the Legal Services Corporation), entity committee and ABA governance meetings, General Assembly and presentation of the ABA Medal. This option is best for those who will attend section/division/committee/commission/forum meetings and some social events. Please note that this registration does not include access to any CLE programming.

Standard Registration is $250 for ABA Members and includes everything in the Limited Registration package, as well as the ABA President’s Reception at the Chicago Cultural Center on Saturday. Pick this package if your goal is to network with colleagues and attend key social events. Please note that this registration does not include access to any CLE programming.

All-Access Registration for $495 for ABA members includes everything in the Standard Registration package, as well as access to over 100 Annual Meeting CLE programs, including Showcase programs, entity programming and the CLE in the City Series. Additionally, members will have exclusive access to purchase tickets to Hamilton or a Chicago Cubs Game (20% discount on ABA Tours with a max of two per main registrant). Choose this package if you want to take full advantage of all sessions and CLE programming.

Judges and government lawyers who purchase a Limited or Standard Registration package can also purchase discounted CLE program tickets.

Friday, August 3

General E.E. Anderson Awards Reception
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 4
Council Meeting and Election
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Division events will take place at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.

For more information or to register online, visit the Annual Meeting portal page, or call the ABA Meetings and Travel Department at 312-988-5870.

Please check your program book or the Annual Meeting app to confirm times and locations of all Annual Meeting events.

Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Elections

The Division will hold its election for officers and council members at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. Officer positions include all but current Chair-Elect, Susan N. Burke, who automatically becomes Division Chair and current Chair, Janet Coulter, who automatically becomes Immediate Past Chair at the close of the Annual Meeting.

Below are the nominees:


(One vacancy, one nominee)

Sharon E. Pandak

Greehan Taves & Pandak, PLLC
Woodbridge, VA

(One vacancy, one nominee)

Steve Vieux

Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

(One vacancy, one nominee)

Edward Monahan

Frankfort, KY

(One vacancy, one nominee)

Wendy J. Muchman

Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
Chicago, IL

Division Delegate
(One vacancy, one nominee)

Alexander W. Purdue

Santa Fe, NM

(Two vacancies, two nominees)

Joan M. Burke
State Board of Medical Examiners
Trenton, NJ

Charles Stertz
Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office
Appleton, WI

ABA Entity Category
(One vacancy, three nominees)

Forum on Communications Law
David J. Bodney

Ballard Spahr LLP
Phoenix, AZ

Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Eugene "Gene" H. Robinson, Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps
Okinawa, Japan

Section of International Law
Gilda Mariani

NY County District Attorney’s Office
New York, NY

State Bar Category
(two vacancies, three nominees)

Arizona Bar Association
Regina Nassen

Office of the Pima County Attorney Civil Division
Tucson, AZ

The Florida Bar
Howard A. Pohl

Hollywood, FL

NY State Bar Association
Norman Effman

Wyoming County Public Defender
Warsaw, NY

Affiliated Organization Nominations
(one vacancy, one nominee)

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Liani Reeves

Bullard Law
Portland, OR