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Fellows Events at the 2019 ABA Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas

  • When: January 25–27, 2019
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV

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Register online here or download this PDF form to return by mail/fax. Questions? Please contact the Fellows Office at (800) 292-5065.


Caesars Palace Hotel, 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd

Wednesday, January 23, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 24, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 25, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Complimentary ribbons are available to Fellows who visit The Fellows registration desk near ABA registration.

*A $30 registration fee is required and helps cover administrative costs associated with the Midyear Meeting.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Fellows Opening Reception

The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Ave. (Round-trip shuttle service provided from Caesars Palace Hotel)

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Ticketed Event

Join us as we kick off the Midyear events with music, food and friends! Fellows will have access to the full Museum exhibits offering a view of the continuing battle between organized crime and the law--from vintage Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities. Following the reception, Fellows can keep the fun going at the Museum's underground speakeasy and distillery.

The Fellows gratefully recognize Gold Sponsor:


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fellows Tour: The Neon Museum

9:30am – 12:00pm
Ticketed  Event
Join us for a guided tour of some of the most iconic Las Vegas art--the neon sign! The Neon Musem's 2.25-acre campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the "Neon Boneyard" featuring more than 200 historic signs. Learn the history and inspiration behind these uniquely Vegas works of art and the role they played in the city's distinctive history. Round-trip transportation provided from Caesars Palace Hotel.

Fellows CLE Research Seminar (CLE Requested):
"Maybe There's an App for That: New Legal Technologies, Access to Justice, and the Changing Practice of Law"

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Digital technologies develop at a rapid pace, automating activities that once required intense human involvement. New tools automate aspects of legal practice and legal services delivery, as well. Panelists will describe contemporary developments and explore their implications for how law is practiced, for legal empowerment of non-lawyers, and for the definition of the practice of law itself.

This program is sponsored by the ABA Center for Innovation, ABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Division for Legal Services, ABA Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division, ABA Section of Civil Rights & Social Justice, ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, and ABA Young Lawyers Division.

Moderated By:
Hon. Elizabeth S. StongU.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York

Rebecca L. SandefurFaculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois
Katherine Alteneder, Director, Self-Represented Litigation Network
Barbara Buckley, Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Georges Clement, Co-Founder,
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Harold Washington Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law


The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA prgorams in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the ptogram occurs. This transitional program is apprvoed for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit gthrough receiprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, click here or contact Natalie Shoop at


63rd Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet

This event has reached capacity.  To be placed on a waitlist, please contact Natalie Shoop, Fellows Events Manager, at 312.988.6533 or

6:00pm – 10:00pm
Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd
Ticketed Event 

2019 Awardees:
Outstanding Service Award: Hon. Dennis W. Archer
Outstanding Scholar Award: Professor Richard L. Abel
Outstanding State Chair Award: Robyn S. Shapiro and John S. Skilton, Wisconsin Co-Chairs

Keynote remarks:
Justice Michael Douglas (Ret.), Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Nevada

For information about being a Table Sponsor or recognizing award honorees in the Banquet Program Book by purchasing a tribute ad please contact: Natalie Shoop at (312)988-6533 or

The Fellows gratefully recognize Gold Sponsors:

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Fellows State Chair Workshop and Luncheon

11:00am – 1:00pm
This working lunch is a great opportunity for State Chairs (new and experienced) to interact with the Fellows staff and officers and learn more about the role of a State Chair.

Fellows Sing-along

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

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