January 02, 2017

2017 ABA Annual Meeting

August 10–13, 2017 • Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas • New York, NY THURSDAY, August 10, at Fordham Law School (Tentative)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

AGDJ Committee Meeting

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Young Lawyers Committee Meeting

Dial-in: 866-646-6488; Passcode: 3828545029

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

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2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Engaged in Resilience, But Flirting with Disaster

The panel will explore how communities can deal with the vagaries of Mother Nature and become resilient towards a safer, better, and more just future. Recent inland floods have been devastating to many areas considerably outside those mapped by FEMA as Special Flood Hazard Areas.

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Tomorrow’s Power Grid Today: Innovative Energy Solutions

This panel will explore recent developments concerning innovative solutions that will likely impact the future of how energy is used and stored and how those solutions are being implemented. This dynamic session will provide examples of today’s cutting-edge energy products, highlighting the effect those products will likely have on various property types, including municipal, state, residential, and commercial.

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Cyber Ethics: Understanding Your Ethical Obligations in a Cybersecurity Breach

Technology changes much faster than changes in law, and many attorneys use new technologies without fully appreciating the ethical and professional liabilities of using them. One of the intimidating aspects of cybersecurity is the seemingly intangible nature of computer systems and cybersecurity. Many professionals are not versed in the technical world of cybersecurity. But the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has made it very clear that attorneys are responsible for understanding the cyber issues surrounding their practices. This panel presentation will discuss awareness of technology issues (for both public and private attorneys) with an emphasis on ethics and professionalism.

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

FRIDAY, August 11 at the Hilton Midtown

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Council Meeting and Publication Presentations

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9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

SOC Membership Meeting

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sanctuary Cities—The Role of State & Local Governments in Addressing Undocumented Immigrants

Sanctuary cities have become a hot topic in the ongoing national debate over immigration and immigration reform. This panel will address the history of sanctuary cities and other local government forays into immigration, the reasons behind such efforts, and the legal issues raised when local governments take action over what is generally considered to be a federal issue.

Co-sponsors: Ask CRSJ, Standing Committee on Immigration, International Law

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Jefferson B. Fordham Award Luncheon

12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

SOC Chairs and Chairs-Elect Joint Meeting Marriott Marquis

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Sharing Economy Matures—Will State or Local Control Win?

This is our second in a series on the Sharing Economy. There is an increasing statewide regulatory preemption of local government regulation of the sharing economy. The spate of Communications Decency Act § 230 actions illustrate a trend towards arguing that platform businesses should not be regulated by local governments because of their unique stream of commerce. We will discuss whether or not local governments are losing control of sharing economy regulation to state public utility commissions, FTC, or other administrations.

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SOC Business Meeting

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Chair-Elect’s Reception

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, at Fordham Law School

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Urban Lawyer Advisory Board Membership Committee

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

BOG Convocation

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Land Use Committee

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Publications Oversight Board

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11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

CAB Electronic Communications

12:15 pm to 1:15pm

All Committees’ Meeting

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SOC Meeting

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, at Hilton MIdtown

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Council Meeting & Nominating Committee Report

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12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Section Delegates’ Business Meeting

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Delegates’ Reception