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4/29/2018 » 5/1/2018
67th Annual Meeting of the 7th Circuit Bar Association & Judicial Conference of the Seventh Circuit

Publications & Events

67th Annual Meeting Agenda

Sunday, April 29, 2018
3:00 p.m.         Registration at Radisson Blu Chicago 
6:00 p.m.         Opening Program at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
                         220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Monday, April 30, 2018

 7:30 a.m.        Registration at Radisson Blu Chicago

 7:45 a.m.        Bankruptcy Judges Breakfast

                         Magistrate Judges Breakfast

9:00 a.m.          Welcome Remarks and Introductions                    
                          Beth Herrington, 7th Circuit President
                          Chief Judge Diane Wood

9:15 a.m.         Seventh Circuit Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Update
9:20 a.m.         Report of the Clerk of Court
                         Gino J. Agnello, Clerk of the Court of Appeals

9:30 a.m.          First Plenary Session: 

From #MeToo to #NotHere: 
Organizational Culture & Sexual Harassment

 10:00 a.m.       Spouses Event
                          Architecture Boat Tour/Lunch At Terzo Piano

10:45 a.m.        Morning Break   

11:00 a.m.        Second Plenary Session: 

                         Protecting Electronic Information: What You Need To Know   
                          Erik Kamerling, Senior Director of Cyber Security Technology

12:30 p.m.       Annual Luncheon
                         Chief Judge Diane Wood
                         Presentation of President’s Award
                         Kimberly Foxx, Cook County States’ Attorney

 2:15 p.m.        Third Plenary Session:

                         What To Do About Gun Violence:  
                         Arnie Duncan, Co-chair Obama Presidential Center
                         Kimberly Foxx,Cook County State’s Attorney
                         Valerie Jarrett, Board of Directors, U2
                         Lori Lightfoot ,Mayer Brown

 3:15 p.m.         Afternoon Break
3:30 p.m.          Bankruptcy breakout  

                         Successor Liability – A Very Bumpy Road that Put GM in a Ditch!
                         Who has Jurisdiction to Fix the Potholes?

                          Hon. James M. Carr, S.D. Ind. Bankruptcy
                          Professor Ralph Brubaker, University of Illinois College of Law
                           Mark J Fisher, Schiff Hardin
                           L. Katie Mason, Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren S.C.

                          Criminal Breakout

                          NCAA Bribery Cases: The Latest in the Expanding Criminalization
                          of Private Controversies through the Federal Fraud Statutes?

                          Thomas Kirsch, U.S. Attorney, N.D. Ind.
                          David Stetler, Law Office of David Stetler
                          Hon. Thomas Durkin, N.D. Ill.
                          Hon. Joe Billy McDade, C.D. Ill.
                        Civil Breakout  

                        The Supreme Court Review of Seventh Circuit Decisions 

                        Hon. Diane Sykes, 7th Circuit
                        Hon. Gary Feinerman, N.D. Ill.
                        Michael Scodro, Mayer Brown
                        David Franklin, Solicitor General Illinois
4:30 p.m.         District Breakouts
                         Northern District of Illinois Judicial Panel
                         Central and Southern Districts of Illinois Judicial Panel
                         Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana Judicial Panel
                         Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin Judicial Panel
5:30 p.m.         Annual Reception/Cocktail Party

 6:30 p.m.        Annual Dinner

                         Presentation of Past President Award
                         Presentation of Pro Bono Awards
                         Presentation of American Inn of Court Professionalism Award

                        Speaker: Hon. Elena Kagan, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

                         Key Note Speaker: Jeffrey Toobin, Legal Analyst for CNN and The New Yorker
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

7:30 a.m.          Registration at the Radisson Blu

7:45 a.m.          Young Lawyers’ Breakfast with the Judges
                          Clerks Breakfast

9:00 a.m.          Memorials
                          District Judge Denise LaRue (Circuit Judge David F. Hamilton)
                          District Judge Larry McKinney (Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker)
                          District Judge Milton Shadur (Magistrate Judge Sheila M. Finnegan)
9:30 a.m.         Fourth Plenary Session:

                        Accessing Justice: Pro Se Litigation in the Courts of the 7th Circuit
                        Hon. Michael Reagan, S.D.Ill.
                        Jonathan Nagy, Section Chief of the Correctional Litigation Unit,
                                                     Indiana AG's office
                         Kristine Seufert, Pro Se Clerk, S.D.Ind.
                         Michael K. Fridkin, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of Staff Law Clerks, 7th Circuit

10:30 a.m.        Morning Break

 10:45 a.m.       Fifth Plenary Session: 

                         Protecting Democracy’s Keystone Right: 
Tales from the Front in the Battle Over a Fair Voting System
                          Discussion with Professor Pam Karlan & several panelists

12:00 p.m.        Annual Business Luncheon for Federal Judges and Clerks of Court
                          Annual Meeting and Business Luncheon of
                          the Seventh Circuit Bar Association

1:30 p.m.          Executive Session for Members of the Federal Judiciary

3:00 p.m           Judicial Council Meeting

4:00 p.m.          Adjourn