ABA Forums | Thursday, August 2
#MeToo, Time’s Up - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace | 2:30 - 4:30 PM
The Forum will highlight how the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements were launched with a hashtag. Join ABA President Hilarie Bass as she leads a discussion on the birth of both the influential movements, the implications across industries, and what lies ahead. The panel will include:
Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, Circuit Judge for United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Member, Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group; Chair, ABA Rule of Law Initiative
Tina Tchen, Partner at Buckley Sandler, LLP; former Chief of Staff to first Lady Michelle Obama; Co-Founder, Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
Teresa Hutson, Deputy General Counsel, HR Legal, Microsoft
Nicole VanderDoes, Chief Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on the American Judicial System
The Deputy Attorney General of the United States | 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Join us and hear from our special guest speaker, Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein.
Concert for the Legal Services Corporation – It Is Only Fair 2 | Friday, August 3 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Following the rousing success of last year’s concert in New York, this year’s concert will include noted Broadway, cabaret, and other entertainers doing a song or performance interspersed with speakers and clients who will tell inspiring stories about the difference the LSC made in their lives. Joey Jackson, Defense Attorney and CNN/HLN Legal Analyst, will join us again as the Master of Ceremonies.This will be a nonpartisan event focusing on how a well-funded LSC helps create fairness for all in our justice system.
General Assembly and Presentation of the ABA Medal | Saturday, August 4 | Hyatt Regency Chicago
Bryan Stevenson is the 2018 ABA Medal Recipient and keynote speaker at the General Assembly. Mr. Stevenson is an attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy.
4:30 - 5:00 PM | Pre-Assembly Concert by Chicago Bar Association's Barristers Big Band
5:00 - 6:30 PM | General Assembly Program
President's Reception | Saturday, August 4 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Join ABA President, Hilarie Bass for a taste of Chicago at the ABA President’s Reception. Dance the night away to the sounds of the Chicago Catz featuring a guest appearance by a local blues artist. Laugh the night away at two special improv performances by the famous iO Theater. Show off your vocal talents by participating in the ABA Cabaret. Enjoy local fare from famous Chicago restaurants including Portillo’s, Gibson’s and Lou Malnati’s. Don’t miss an evening of fun and networking under the world’s largest stained-glass Tiffany dome at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Be a part of ABA Cabaret, the impromptu musical showcase hosted by Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie at the President’s Reception! ABA Cabaret Participant Audition Form.
Invitation video from Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie.