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August 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 6, 2023 @ 11:30 pm MDT

Fellows Events at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting in Denver

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ABF Fellows to Gather for Special Events during the ABA Annual Meeting
ABA Annual Fellows Events
In-Person (Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center)
ABA Annual Meeting Fellows Events

ABF Fellows Registration Hours:

Colorado Convention Center- 700 14th Street

Please stop by The Fellows registration desk to pick up your tickets, complimentary Fellows ribbons, and visit the ABF booth to learn more about our many ongoing research projects.

  • Wednesday, August 2: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 3: 7:30am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, August 4: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 5: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 6: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm


Friday, August 4

Fellows CLE Program – “Discounting Life: Necropolitical Law, Culture, and the Long War on Terror” (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

Event Audio Recording Now Available:


Colorado Convention Center- Room 301/302

Registration not required to attend event

(CLE Requested. You must be registered for the ABA Annual Meeting to receive CLE credit)

Jothie Rajah, a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation will discuss her recent book, which views law through an interdisciplinary lens “to perceive how law’s compound meanings have been represented, reconfigured, and globalized” during the long War on Terror to cause a discounting of lives taken and persons injured and traumatized as “collateral damage.”  A panel including Professor Rajah, Judy Perry Martinez, former ABA President and World Justice Project Vice-President, Will A. Gunn, General Counsel & Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Legal Services Corporation and former Chief Defense Counsel of the DoD Office of Military Commissions, and George Freeman, Executive Director, Media Law Resource Center, will discuss Professor Rajah’s book and its premises and conclusions.  This promises to be a robust and timely discussion of issues so important to national and international justice and the Rule of Law.


  • Jimmy Goodman — President, ABF | Director, Crowe & Dunlevy


  • Jothie Rajah — Research Professor, ABF
  • Judy Perry Martinez — Vice President, World Justice Program | Of Counsel, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn | Past President, American Bar Association | Benefactor Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Will A. Gunn — General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs, Legal Services Corporation | Former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Government Affairs
  • George Freeman— Executive Director, Media Law Resource Center

Fellows Opening Reception (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

Clyfford Still Museum

1250 Bannock St

Ticketed Event

located in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District, The Clyfford Still Museum offers nine beautiful galleries of Still’s art, historic photos, objects and letters from the Clyfford Still Archives, interactive features, tranquil outdoor terraces, and views into storage and conservation areas. Considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904–1980) was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. The Fellows invite you to mingle with friends, enjoy refreshments, and explore the galleries.

Round trip shuttle bus provided

The Fellows gratefully recognize Opening Reception Gold Sponsor:


Saturday, August 5

Fellows Annual Business Breakfast (7:30 AM – 9:30 AM)

Colorado Convention Center- Room 301/302

Ticketed Event 

Join us for breakfast and keynote remarks titled “Restoring Faith in the Judiciary” from Justice William W. Hood, III, Colorado Supreme Court. 

The Fellows gratefully recognize Business Breakfast Silver Sponsors:

The Fellows gratefully recognize Business Breakfast Bronze Sponsors:

Sandra Chan & Gary Yoshimura

Vice President, ABF Board of Directors | Philanthropist Fellow

Sunday, August 6

Fellows Sing-along (9:00 PM – ??)

Hyatt Regency Denver- 650 15th St

Capitol Ballroom 2

Registration not required to attend event

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.

The Fellows gratefully recognize Sing-along Sponsor:

Jo Ann Engelhardt

ABF Florida State Chair | Benefactor Fellow