May 17, 2018

Contact Us

Tell SciTech Chair, David Bodenheimer, what is on Your Mind!

Our distinguished Section Chair, David Bodenheimer, welcomes questions or suggestions about how the Section may help you find solutions to questions or problems you face. Please e-mail the Section Chair to share any feedback about SciTech.

Caryn Cross Hawk
Section Director
Chicago, IL

Barbara Mitchell
Section Marketing Specialist
Chicago, IL


Michelle Hurtado
Section Administrative Assistant
Chicago, IL


Additional Section Staff

Lori Lyons
The SciTech Lawyer, Managing Editor

Sarah Orwig
ABA Publishing, Editor

American Bar Association
Section of Science & Technology Law
321 N. Clark Street, 18th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

Caryn Cross Hawk, Section Director: Overall management of Section operations and Staff

  • Budget and Financial Matters
  • Co-sponsorship Requests with outside organizations
  • Policy Matters including blanket authority requests, resolutions, etc.
  • Programming Requests (initial queries go to Program Committee Division Liaison)
  • Section Officer and Council Activities
  • Section Publications (The SciTech Lawyer, Jurimetrics, Book Publishing)
  • Strategic and Long Range Planning

Barbara Mitchell, Section Marketing Specialist: Membership, Marketing and Committee Initiatives

  • Section Membership, Diversity, Committees and Outreach Activities
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Strategic and Long Range Planning/ Committees/Membership Support
  • Goal 3 Reporting
  • Co-sponsorship Requests with Other ABA Entities for CLE Programming
  • Section Marketing and Communication
  • Email and other Marketing Collateral
  • Leadership Communications
  • Emerging News – Quarterly Newsletter
  • Section Website – Homepage, Content Updates, Sponsorships
  • Social Media  (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)

Michelle Hurtado, Administrative Assistant Administrative Support and Special Projects

  • Brown Bag Program Scheduling, Marketing and Implementation
  • Budgeting/Finance Support
  • Member Reimbursements
  • Section Invoice Payment
  • Contracts and Purchase Orders
  • CLE Program Accreditation Documentation for non- CPD Programming (not being produced by Center for Professional Development
  • Conference Call Scheduling
  • General Section Inquiries
  • Leadership Directory and Bylaws, Section Listservs, Redbook, Annual Appointments (Maintenance and Updates)
  • Midyear and Annual Meeting
  • Event Planning
  • Logistics including Venues, Conference Room Scheduling, A/V
  • CLE Document Processing
  • Contact for Section CLE Program and logistics
  • Section Calendar

Program Committee Division Liaisons

  • Interdisciplinary Division Liaisons: Raj Bawa and Shannon Harmon  
  • Life and Physical Sciences Division Liaisons: Carol Williams and Deborah Shelton
  • Security, Privacy and Information Law Division Liaisons: Michael Aisenberg and Christopher Land