Guidelines for Coverage of Address by United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. On Aug. 3

CHICAGO, August 2, 2009 – U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver remarks to the _ on Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Gold Level, East Tower of the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  He will speak in the ABA House of Delegates during the association’s Annual Meeting, July 30 – Aug. 4. The following are guidelines for coverage of Holder’s remarks.

ABA credentials will be required for entry. 

Noon – 2 p.m. 

Room will be accessible for broadcast crews and photographers to set up.
There will be a designated area for broadcast media in the rear of the room. A mult box and power will be provided.  There will be a speaker’s riser with lectern; behind the lectern is a long, narrow table seating ABA officers.
There will be a seating area for reporters and still photographers in the rear of the room near the press platform.  Sound and light checks should be made prior to 2 p.m.

2:00 p.m.         

Doors open for delegate seating

2:30 p.m.         

Attorney General Holder to begin remarks.
Photographers will be escorted to the area in front of the stage for a two-minute photo opportunity for the Attorney General. Flash photography will not be permitted.  Those who wish to participate should assemble at the press platform in the rear of the House and see Tamiko Lee from ABA Media Relations.

3:00 p.m.         

House of Delegates session resumes consideration of policy recommendations

During the Annual Meeting, a press room for working journalists will be set up at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Riverside Center, Purple Level, East Tower, and will be open for on-site media registration at 8 a.m. on July 30.  Thereafter the press room will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will close one hour after the adjournment of the House of Delegates on Aug. 4.

For further information contact:

Warren Hazelton
Media Relations & Communications Services
312-988-6141 (office)
312-343-1076 (cell)


Hannah August
Media Affairs Specialist
Office of Public Affairs
United States Department of Justice
202-616-2777 (office)

Online registration for news reporters is easier than ever.  Credential guidelines are at www.abanews.org/credentials.html.

With more than 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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