Message from the Chairs
To our Mass Torts members,
Welcome to the 2020–2021 bar year for the ABA Mass Torts Committee! These are unprecedented times for the world and certainly the legal industry, and we are greatly heartened by the unwavering camaraderie and community of this Committee. We hope you will join our programming in 2020–2021 and stay engaged with us, be it through publications, Roundtables, CLE programs and conferences, or a virtual mixer. Our premier Joint CLE, held each January with the Products Liability and Environmental & Energy Committees, will be held virtually in 2021. The Joint CLE is always a great opportunity for networking and CLE credit, and we will circulate more information soon on registration for this exciting event.
We invite you to make plans to join us in Houston, Texas for the Section Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston on May 5–7, 2021. Our committee is currently planning a breakfast and dine-around for the meeting—details will be provided by Litigation Connect at a later date. This conference is sure to be another great opportunity for CLE and to build relationships within the committee and Section of Litigation.
We expect that 2021 will be an active year for the Mass Torts Committee in the new normal—Member benefits will continue to include CLEs, networking events, Webinars, Roundtables (via audio and/or Zoom), and Audio content (allowing you to keep up with the state of the law and the profession at no additional charge), as well as, of course, our incredible content available to you through our award-winning Mass Torts Newsletter and website. 2020 has been transformative, especially in the areas of equality, access to justice, diversity, and attorney wellness. To embrace the important dialogue that is already happening in the legal industry, in addition to our substantive Mass Torts CLEs and programs, our Committee plans to also include programming on issues such as diversity in the legal profession, and advice on achieving and maintaining attorney wellness during these challenging times.
We must acknowledge that these member benefits would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of our committee leaders and members. If you are not already serving the committee in some capacity, we invite you to reach out and consider joining us. It is true that you end up gaining the most by serving your fellow practitioners. Thank you to all the members of the Committee!
Lastly, you can keep up with our committee on social media by joining our LinkedIn group, or by following and using the hashtag #LitigationMassTorts on Twitter.
All the best,
David L. Schwan
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