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September 20, 2022

ABA to host in-person joint fall meeting with three ABA entities in Portland, Oregon

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2022 — Three of the American Bar Association’s entities will come together to host their first in-person fall meeting in two years in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, the Young Lawyers Division and the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will convene to discuss hot-button issues in state and local government law including voting rights, housing policy to combat modern exclusionary practices, student debt, climate disasters, recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, bias in the courtroom and protests in Portland.

2022 Fall Networking Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law,
the Young Lawyers Division and the
Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Conference highlights include:

  • Reception with the Chief Justice of Oregon, the Honorable Martha Walters
  • Plenary: “Perfecting Democracy Jeopardy: How Lawyers Can Make a Difference”
  • Programs:
    • “The Racial and Financial Implications of Climate Disasters and Natural Hazards”
    • “Housing Policy to Combat Modern Exclusionary Practices”
    • “Hot Topics Out of the Supreme Court” 
    • “Judges Panel”
    • “Managing Student Loan Debt”
    • Closing Plenary: “Protests”
  • Election event with Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan

Details for the meeting can be found here. The meeting is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or [email protected]. Note: All in-person attendees are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID test taken within 3 days before entering the event.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.