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September 30, 2019

Latinx trailblazers to headline ABA litigation meeting in Scottsdale

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2019 —Judges Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Barbara Rodriquez Mundell (retired), the first Latinx presiding judge in Maricopa County will join Barbara J. Dawson, the first Latinx chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation for its 2019 Fall Leadership Meeting, Oct. 3-5 in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

In addition to examining key issues facing the legal profession, 400 of the nation’s top litigators will be setting goals and charting a course of action for the coming year.

2019 Fall Leadership Meeting 
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Litigation

Thursday-Saturday, October 3-5

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Program highlights include:

“Honoring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Legacy and Commitment to the Rule of Law” — An homage to “the most powerful Supreme Court justice of her time” led by ABA President-elect Patricia Lee Refo, which features two former clerks, Scott Bales and Ruth V. McGregor, both retired chief justices of the Arizona Supreme Court and Sarah E. Suggs, president and CEO of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute. Following the focus on the legacy of the Justice, the plenary will also address the rule of law and independence of the judiciary at home in Arizona.
Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

“Long Road to Hard Truth: The Story behind the National Museum of African American History and Culture”— Insights from Judge Robert L. Wilkins, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and author of “Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture.”
Saturday, 9:00-11:15 a.m.

Click here to view the schedule of events. 

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Julie Brown at 312-988-6133 or [email protected]

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