Wednesday, May 5, 2021—Friday, May 7, 2021
The Litigation Section Annual Conference is THE premier event for litigators. Like last year, the conference will take place virtually, May 5–7, 2021. Due to the virtual platform, registration fees are deeply discounted compared to prior years.
The Conference will attract more than 500 attendees, including in-house counsel, judges, academics, and other legal professionals, showcasing the Section’s dedication to helping litigators become the most effective advocates for their clients by sharing the very latest in trial skills, litigation strategy, case management, and practice advice. This three-day conference will include nearly 30 dynamic programs, aimed at experienced litigators and young lawyers alike. Programming includes hot topics, trial skills, ethics, elimination of bias, wellness, and business development. See the Conference brochure here.
Showcase plenary programs will feature programs on the theme of respect—respect for the judiciary, respect for the profession, and respect for others.
There will be multiple networking opportunities with fellow attendees, including the opening night Welcome Reception, the John Minor Wisdom and Diversity Leadership Awards Presentation, and during programming breaks.
Of particular interest, our CBL Committee is sponsoring and participating in four of the CLE programs:
- Diversifying Experts: Identifying Implicit Bias in the Selection of Expert Witnesses and Strategies for Retaining Diverse Experts (May 5), moderated by CBL Co-Chair Jim Abrams.
- The Pandemic Leaves its Mark on Courtroom Trials (May 6). CBL Co-Chairs Jim Abrams and Paula Bagger are liaisons.
- Growing Pains: Ethical Dilemmas for Young Lawyers and How to Deal with Them (May 6). Co-sponsored by CBL, with two former CBL Co-Chairs, Brad Babbitt and Mike LeBoff, on the panel.
- Behind the “Venire”: Tips for Effective Jury Selection (May 7), moderated by CBL Co-Chair Marc Zucker.
Like last year’s virtual conference, this year’s promises to be a highly worthwhile event!