ABA Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Section Newsletter
Fall 1998 Vol. 7, Number 1

Published three times per year as a member service by the ABA Criminal Justice Section
740 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005-1022

Inside This Issue:

New Qui Tam National Institute to Highlight Fall Council Meeting

The Fall Criminal Justice Council Meeting and CLE program will take place in Washington, DC November 19-22, 1998. Activities begin November 19 and 20 with the first National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement. This program takes place at the Park Hyatt Hotel, and is sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice, Public Contract Law, and Health Law Sections, and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

The civil False Claims Act is the fastest growing area of federal litigation, particularly because of its unique qui tam enforcement mechanism. This is the first National Institute to bring together experts from all areas - healthcare, defense, environmental, oil and gas, construction, higher education and grant recipients - which have been the subject of qui tam lawsuits seeking treble damages and penalties under the law. Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is the invited luncheon speaker. John T. Boese and Robert Fabrikant serve as Program Co-chairs. CLE credit has been requested from all states with MCLE requirements for attorneys.

At the conclusion of the National Institute Friday afternoon, activities move to the Mayflower Hotel. Committee meetings are scheduled Friday and Saturday, including committees on Defense Function and Services, Prosecution Function, the Book and Magazine Boards, Victims, Race and Racism in the Criminal Justice System, and Standards. These meetings are open; interested members are invited to drop in and consider joining. A welcome reception in the Mayflower's elegant Chinese Room is scheduled for Friday evening. Saturday's activities include the Council Meeting, additional committee meetings, and a group outing in the evening. The Council Meeting concludes Sunday at noon.

Criminal Justice Section members and others interested in criminal justice issues are invited to participate in these events. There is no charge to attend the Welcome Reception, Council and Committee meetings. Member registration for the National Institute on the civil False Clams Act/Qui Tam is $525 for Section members and $625 for nonmembers.

The Mayflower Hotel is located at 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. ABA guest rooms are available until October 29 at the group rate of $159 plus taxes, single or double occupancy, by calling the Mayflower Hotel at 202/347-3000 or 800/468-3571. To register for the Fall Council meeting activities and civil False Claims Act/Qui Tam National Institute, please call the Section Office at 202/662-1512.