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                                                                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.          Report of the Clerk of Court

                        -Gino J. Agnello, Clerk of Court for 7th Circuit

   9:30 a.m.        First Plenary Session:  
                         Protecting Electronic Information: What You Need To Know        

                        -Eric Kimberling

 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:  
                         From Cosby to Kozinski . . . Legal Discussion Of Sexual Misconduct & Its Impact On Society

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, Kimberly Foxx, Valerie Jarrett, Lori Lightfoot

 3:15 p.m.          Afternoon Break
3:30 p.m.          Bankruptcy breakout
                         When Successor Liability and Bankruptcy Principles Collide
                         Criminal Breakout

                         NCAA Bribery Cases:  The Latest in the Expanding Criminalization of
                         Private Controversies through the Federal Fraud Statutes?
                        Civil Breakout            
                        The Supreme Court Review of Seventh Circuit Decisions
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
                        Hon. Elena Kagan, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

                        KEY NOTE SPEAKER:  [                ]

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 (Hamilton)

                        -District Judge Larry McKinney (Baker)

                        -District Judge Milton Shadur (Finnegan)

9:20 a.m.         Seventh Circuit Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Update:

                        -District Judge Amy St. Eve

 9:30 a.m.         Fourth Plenary Session: 
                         Pro Se Obligations: Helping Litigants Achieve Justice

10:30 a.m.        Morning Break

 10:45 a.m.        Fifth Plenary Session:  
                          From the Voting Rights Act to Redistricting
                        -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

4:00 p.m.          Adjourn


On October 13, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation sponsored  the
  “What To Do About Gun Violence” symposium, featuring experts from around the country.

(Click link for Videos)


  Part II of a Multi-Part CLE series
n Voting Rights


Earmuffs, Snakes, and  Hatchet-Wielding Poodles:
The Thorny Issues & Improbable Results of
Racial & Partisan Gerrymandering

(see video below)

   Four noted Supreme Court advocates presented a lively panel discussion of current districting issues facing the Court and the emerging role of social science in the analysis. 
Materials For Part II
Voting Rights series

The History of the Voting Rights Act in the Seventh Circuit

A historical discussion of the Voting Rights Act,
with a focus on litigation in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

(see video below)

 Seventh Circuit Bar Association Video Library


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Videos of

Past Annual Meeting



 E Pluribus Unum: the Immigration Conundrum  
Click here for E-Mentor Videos