The Lawyers Conference

About Us

The Lawyers Conference is a home for legal professionals within the ABA Judicial Division. Members work closely with judges and law professionals to advance the judicial administration.

Who We Are

The Lawyers Conference (LC) is composed of both judicial and non-judicial members including lawyers, judges, court managers, legal teachers, writers and publishers, and law students.

Our Mission

The Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division provides a forum for attorneys and law students to interact with members of the judiciary and the community; to improve the administration of justice; to advance confidence in the judiciary; and to promote a diverse and adequately funded justice system

Governance

LC Bylaws: The LC is governed by its bylaws, last amended in 2010.

LC Discussion Group: The LC e-mail discussion group provides a forum for members of to share information, seek advice and obtain professional support.

Recharge 2018 Strategic Plan: Most recently updated in February 2018, RECHARGE is the Lawyers Conference Strategic Plan.

Member Orientation: A guide to understanding how the LC operates under the ABA Judicial Division.

LAWYERS CONFERENCE
2018-2019 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIR
Mark G. Sessions
San Antonio, TX

CHAIR-ELECT
Carolyn Dubay
Raleigh, NC

VICE-CHAIR
Monica A. Fennell
Greencastle, IN

SECRETARY
Andrew Schpak
Portland, OR

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Mark O’Halloran
Mercer Island, WA

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Melissa Aubin
Eugene, OR

Josephine Bahn
Washington, DC

Jack Brown
Tulsa, OK

Daniel Gourash
Westlake, OH

Merril Hirsh
Washington, DC

James Pauli
Silver Spring, MD

Jay Ray
Plano, TX

Neal Sonnett
Miami, FL

Mario Sullivan
Chicago, IL

ABA BOARD OF
GOVERNORS LIAISON
Darcee Siegel
Bal Harbour, FL

DELEGATE TO THE ABA
HOUSE OF DELEGATES
Richard Bien
Kansas City, MO

YOUNG LAWYERS
DIVISION LIAISON
Shenique Moss
Detroit, MI

LAW STUDENT
DIVISION LIAISON
Kekelly Ketemepi
Bronx, NY

Our History

In 2010, the Lawyers Conference marked its 35th Anniversary of dedicated service to the justice system, the profession and the public. The Lawyers Conference 35th Anniversary Monograph highlights the many achievements of the LC members over the years.