ABA meeting highlights

Preventing foreclosures, a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct regarding judicial disqualification, women's challenges in the legal profession and many other legal topics will be featured at the 2012 American Bar Association Midyear Meeting Feb. 1 - 6, in New Orleans. High-profile speakers at the meeting include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Attorney General Eric Holder, and lawyers Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, co-chairs of the ABA Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System, who will discuss measures to mitigate the impact of severe funding cuts to the nation's courts. In addition to the more than 900 events at this premier gathering of legal professionals, the ABA House of Delegates, the association's policy-making body, will meet on Feb. 6 at the meeting headquarters, the Sheraton New Orleans. Published: Mon, Jan 30, 2012