April 01, 2020

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on upcoming ABA meetings

The ABA takes the health and safety of our members and staff seriously. While the decision whether to attend a meeting is a personal decision based upon current health and consultation with medical professionals when appropriate, the ABA is monitoring a variety of sources, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, U.S. state and local health authorities, and, when appropriate, public health authorities in other nations, for the latest updates. As more is learned regarding the current conditions in a meeting location, the ABA will share information, make decisions, and update this statement regarding whether a meeting will occur. Unless listed below, all meetings will be held as scheduled.

Please visit the CDC ,  WHO, and Johns Hopkins University for additional information about the virus.

Cancelled Meetings

34th National Institute on White Collar Crime
Criminal Justice Section
March 11-13, 2020
San Diego, California

Bar Leadership Institute
Division for Bar Services
March 11-13, 2020
Chicago, IL

21st Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law
Health Law Section
March 11-14, 2020
San Diego, CA

2020 Federal Procurement Institute & Midyear Council Meeting
Public Contract Law
March 11-14, 2020
Annapolis, MD

2020 Americas Conference: Reimagining Corporate Social Responsibility
International Law Section
March 11-13, 2020
Costa Rica

20th National Trial Academy
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
March 14-18, 2020
Reno, NV

2020 Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting
Section of Labor and Employment Law
March 17-21, 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico

IRIS 2020 Spring Council Group Meeting
Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section 
March 18-21, 2020 
Naples, FL

Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Business Law Section
March 26-28, 2020
Boston, MA

2020 Workers Compensation Midwinter Conference
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
March, 27-28
New Orleans, LA

Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
April 2-3, 2020
San Diego, California

20th Annual U.S. and Europe Tax Practice Trends Conference
Section of Taxation
April 1-3 April, 2020
Munich, Germany 

2020 ABA-IPL Section Annual Meeting 
Section of Intellectual Property Law
April 1-3, 2020
Washington D.C.

Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Spring Conference
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
April 3-4, 2020
San Diego, California

2020 National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law
Section of Labor and Employment Law
April 15-17, 2020
Washington D.C.

The ABA Bench & Bar Academy | POSTPONED
April 16-17, 2020
Chicago, IL

ABA Day in Washington
April 21 – 23, 2020
Washington, DC

2020 Annual Meeting: Empowerment
International Law Section
April 21-24
New York, NY

68th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 
Antitrust Law Section
April 21-24, 2020
Washington D.C.

49th Spring Conference
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
April 22-24, 2020
Chicago, IL

22nd Annual Spring Conference
Section of Dispute Resolution
April 22-25, 2020
New Orleans, LA

Essential Trial Skills for Environmental Lawyers
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
April 23-24, 2020
Chicago, IL

34th Annual Land Use Institute / Spring Meeting
State & Local Government Law Section
April 23-26, 2020
Tampa, FL

5th Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute
Science & Technology Law Section
April 29-30, 2020
Washington D.C. 

TIPS 6th Annual Section Conference with YLD
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and Young Lawyers Division
April 29 - May 2, 2020
Nashville, TN

2020 Joint Spring Meeting
Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
April 29 - May 2, 2020
San Juan, PR

Spring 2020 National Legal Malpractice Conference
Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability
April 29 - May 1, 2020
New Orleans, LA

2020 Spring CLE Conference 
Section of Family Law 
April 29 - May 2, 2020
San Diego, CA

2020 CWP Launching Leaders Retreat
April 30 - May 2, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ

2020 International Labor & Employment Law Meeting
Section of Labor and Employment Law
May 3-7, 2020
Berlin, Germany

2020 Section Annual Conference
Section of Litigation
May 6-8, 2020
Washington, D.C.

Fidelity & Surety Spring Conference
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
May 7-8, 2020
Incline Village, NV

ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference
May 6-9, 2020
Atlanta Georgia

16th Annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute
Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
May 8, 2020
Washington D.C. 

2020 Law Practice Division Spring Meeting
Law Practice Division
May 13-15, 2020
Providence, RI

We regret any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused. For all of the meetings above, the ABA has modified its cancellation policy for this event and no penalties will be applied. Cancellations for these meetings will automatically be processed, and refunds will be credited to you within the next two weeks using your original form of payment. For questions, please contact the ABA Service Center at (800) 285-2221 [International (312) 988-5000] or at Service@americanbar.org to cancel your participation in this program. 

Please note that for all cancelled meetings that air and hotel reservations must be cancelled by the individual who booked the reservation as soon as possible. For airfare, it is up to the individual airlines if they will waive change fees or issue credits for the entirety of tickets.

ABA CLE Programs on Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Free for ABA Members

We know that both you and your clients need help in dealing with the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are offering the following ABA webinars at no additional charge as part of your membership. We will be offering more COVID-19 programming over the next few weeks so look for future announcements.