America’s “Music City” to Host ABA YLD Spring Conference

Volume 37, Number 4


Melissa J. Healy is an Assistant Editor of The Affiliate and an Associate in the Portland, Oregon, office of Barran Liebman.


The Spring Conference typically attracts the greatest number of international affiliates and YLD leaders, and this year’s conference is no exception. In a new addition, the Spring Conference will be held jointly with the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, which serves as the primary support for racial and ethnic diversity within the American Bar Association. The Center advocates for a broader understanding of diversity within the legal profession and helps to maintain racial and ethnic diversity as a priority issue within the ABA. With these goals in mind, the conference will feature separate programs from the ABA YLD’s Minorities in the Profession Committee (MIPC) and Women in the Profession Committee (WIPC), in addition to new ABA YLD programming. It is particularly appropriate that this joint conference is taking place in Nashville, given the city’s prominence during the civil rights era with its freedom rides and sit-ins, which became major components of the civil rights movement in the South and across the United States in the 1960s.


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