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- President of ABA: Cybersecurity & Slavery
Posted By: Ellen S. Podgor | May 20, 2013 | 02:39 PM
Laurel G. Bellows, President of the American Bar Association followed the Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh, speaking about challenges of today. She spoke about concerns about the preservation of the civil jury. She also spoke about the 50th anniversary of the equal pay act – the law is there – but not functioning. And she spoke about underfunding of our judicial system. She noted that the only federal law with caps on damages is Title 7.
But the heart of her talk was about modern day slavery and cybersecurity, the two greatest dangers today. She spoke of concerns about identity theft and how cybersecurity is a growing issue. She noted that the cost of secured networks is staggering, and more staggering is the possibility of attacks to our information. Lawyers store client information and cybersecurity is a clear and present danger. She stated that lawyers need to be aware of informing clients of concerns. She noted that courts do not have proper resources to protect and provide cybersecurity.
She highlighted the problem of slavery in this country. In a compelling speech she told the horrors of forced labor occurring in the United States. She emphasized a national awareness campaign to put a stop to slavery in this country. She ended by saying – “Lawyers Matter.”
AmericanLawInstitute @AmLawInst (05/20/2013 12:50 PM)
#ALI90 Five new Council members elected in opening session of ALI's 90th Anniversary Annual Meeting #law http://t.co/QT6MFql7II
Cynthia Nance @Nancecy (05/20/2013 11:30 AM)
#ALI90 ABA President Laurel Bellows: ABA priorities include adequate funding of judiciary, cyber security, human trafficking
- Opening Speaker - Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh
Posted By: Ellen S. Podgor | May 20, 2013 | 11:29 AM
Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh was the opening speaker at the 90th Anniversary Meeting of the American Law Institute. Humorous. He spoke about how folks in the institute can make a difference. His final point was on the importance of statutory interpretation in war times. He said that Congress needs to write the rules clearly and courts need to interpret laws according to settled principles. His concluding statement - "What unites us is far greater than what divides us."
Cynthia Nance @Nancecy (05/20/2013 11:27 AM)
#ALI90 ABA President Laurel Bellows http://t.co/dXpaRgxHSV shares the ABA's priorities with ALI members: gender equity, preservation of jury
Ellen S Podgor @whitecollarprof (05/20/2013 11:08 AM)
#ali90 Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh speaks at 90th Anniversary Meeting of ALI.
Cynthia Nance @Nancecy (05/20/2013 10:59 AM)
#ALI90 Judge Kavanaugh very funny, yet thoughtful. Sharing now about how white house experience prepared him for his current role.
AmericanLawInstitute @AmLawInst (05/20/2013 10:57 AM)
U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the first speaker of the ALI 2013 Annual Meeting #ALI90 #law #DCCir http://t.co/QmeMrtPkEe
Cynthia Nance @Nancecy (05/20/2013 10:55 AM)
#ALI90 Remarks by Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh, U. S. Ct of Appeals. http://t.co/FhOuN1TSBJ "ALI is bedrock & essential part of Am legal instns"
- ALI Opens 90th Meeting
Posted By: Ellen S. Podgor | May 20, 2013 | 10:49 AM
The 90th ALI meeting commenced with ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo saying that “90 years has really brought us forward.” That was apparent in just looking that there were more women than men on the dais.
Director Lance Liebman gave a short report on present projects and forthcoming projects, followed by the treasurer’s report by Judge Carolyn Dineen King. This was followed by the membership report by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, chair of the membership committee. Judge Rogers provided general information on the 137 new members of the organization.