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June 07, 2019

Statement of ABA President Bob Carlson Re: The site of the ABA 2021 Midyear Meeting

MISSOULA, Mont., June 7, 2019 — The American Bar Association Board of Governors voted Friday to relocate the ABA 2021 Midyear Meeting to Chicago for economic reasons.

The association evaluated 18 cities as possible locations for the meeting scheduled for February 10-15, 2021.

The decision to hold the meeting in Chicago will result in significant savings to the ABA and its members due in large part to the fact that its headquarters is located there.

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