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February 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

ABF Fellows 65th Annual Awards Banquet

RSVVP by Tuesday, February 16th
Join the ABF Fellows in Celebrating the 2021 Honorees

This event is free to registerees.

7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM MT / 4:00 PM PT

Join the ABF Fellows in celebrating the 2021 Honorees:

  • Outstanding Service Award: Stephen A. Saltzburg
  • Outstanding Scholar Award: Laura E. Gomez
  • Outstanding State Chair Award: Elwood F. Cahill, Jr. & Frank X. Neuner, Jr. (Lousiana)
  • Distinguished Life Fellow Award: James J. Sandman 

Featured Keynote: “When Should Law Forgive?” with Martha Minow (300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University)

Drawing from her recent publication, Martha Minow explores the complicated intersection of the law, justice, and forgiveness, asking whether the law should encourage people to forgive, as well as asking when courts, public officials, and specific laws should forgive. Crimes and violations of the law require punishment, and our legal system is set up to punish, but what if the system was recalibrated to also weigh grounds for forgiveness? What if something like bankruptcy was available to people convicted of crimes? Who has the right to forgive? Who should be forgiven? And under what terms?


The Fellows gratefully recognize Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Sandra Chan & Gary Yoshimura