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The Fellows Events at the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting

  • When: August 10–13, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY

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Fellows Registration
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave

Wednesday, August 9:   12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, August 10:     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, August 11:            8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 12:      7:30 am - 12:00 pm

ABA Expo
Thursday, August 10:   5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Friday, August 11:          8:00 am - 2:00 pm; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 12:    8:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday, August 11

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Fellows CLE Program: How Juries Think and Behave: Empirical Research from Real Jury Deliberations
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
51 West 52nd Street, New York
The program will review the findings of an extensive empirical study by the American Bar Foundation of deliberations of actual trial juries in real civil cases. With permission from state courts and litigants in civil cases in Arizona, ABF researchers video-recorded the deliberations of real juries deciding live civil cases and compiled extensive data on how juries actually approach deciding a case. ABF Research Professor Shari Diamond will present the findings and a panel consisting of a highly experienced trial lawyer, a jury consultant and a judge will discuss how those findings confirm or contradict what trial lawyers believe about how juries work in general and whether the results from Arizona are representative of deliberations in other parts of the country. This program is being offered as part of the “CLE in the City” Series.  Individual session tickets are available for $25, or free with the purchase of an ABA All-Access pass. Find more information and register for the CLE in the City programs here:

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fellows State Chair Workshop and Luncheon
Sutton South (2nd Floor)
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave, New York
This working lunch is a great opportunity for State Chairs to interact with the Fellows Staff and Officers, and to share ideas with other State Chairs. We will also recognize the work of outgoing Fellows State, International, and Territorial Chairs. 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fellows Opening Reception (Ticketed Event)
Bear Lounge, The Russian Tea Room
150 West 57th Street, New York

The Fellows gratefully recognize:

Located just around the corner from our headquarters hotel, The Russian Tea Room is a New York City icon.  The Fellows invite you to mingle with friends and enjoy the refreshments in the elegant Bear Lounge, which features a spectacular tree of Fabergé-inspired Venetian glass eggs and a 15-foot revolving bear aquarium!

Saturday, August 12

7:30 am - 9:30 am
Fellows Annual Business Breakfast (Ticketed Event)
Mercury Ballroom (3rd Floor)
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave, New York

The Fellows gratefully recognize Platinum Sponsor:


Gold Sponsor: Latham & Watkins, LLP
Silver Sponsor: Winston & Strawn, LLP

Join us for a conversation with Helaine Barnett, Past President of Legal Services Corporation (LSC), and Robert J. Grey, Jr., LSC Board Member and Past President, American Bar Association, and Alexander Forger, Past President, LSC, as they discuss the importance of access to the civil justice system and current threats to LSC. Following the talk, Fellows Chair Michael Byowitz will recap the work of the Fellows over the past year, as well as new Fellows business.

Sunday, August 13

9:00 PM - ??
Fellows Sing-Along
Rendezvous Trianon (3rd Floor)
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave, New York

What better way to top off a long day of meetings than with a relaxed evening of sing-along favorites?  Bring some friends and enjoy!  Not much of a singer?  No problem!  Join us for a nightcap and enjoy the entertainment.

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