October 01, 2016

ABA Annual Meeting Recap

In addition to conducting business at the ABA Annual Meeting each summer, the Section gathers to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. At the Chair's Dinner, outgoing Council members Josephine Bahn, Leo Brooks, Michael Davis, and Joan Howland were honored for their service and Rebecca Berch was thanked for her term as chair.

On Friday evening, Pauline Schneider was presented with the 2016 Robert J. Kutak Award. Pauline, who recently retired from private practice, chaired the Section from 2003 to 2004, served as both chair and member of the Accreditation Committee, and represented the Section in the House of Delegates.  To read more about Pauline's contributions to the legal community, visit the Kutak Award page.

For the second year in a row, the Section cosponsored a program with the Law Student Division on managing student debt. Titled "Navigating the Waters of Student Debt," the panel discussion addressed the current landscape of law school student debt, managing debt, loan consolidation and forgiveness, repayment options, and student loan resources and refinancing.