“Stealing personal information is nothing new,” opined moderator Christopher Painter during a Friday Continuing Legal Education program during the ABA Annual Meeting, “Invasion of the Personal Information Snatchers: Pretexting, Caller-ID Spoofing and Beyond.”
“We live in a racist nation, and we are participants in what is still regrettably a racist legal system. We are the stewards of that system,” William H. Neukom, to become president of the _ at the close of this meeting, told members convened to hear another perspective on “Fair and Impartial Courts.”
A standing room only crowd of lawyers – many of them sitting or retired judges – listened intently as several of their peers discussed mediation and settlement conferences during “Dispute Resolution Principles and Techniques for the Bench” on Friday of the ABA Annual Meeting.
Professor of Law Peter S. Menell, of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, began the recent continuing legal education showcase program, “The Whole World is Watching!” Privacy, Copyright and Parental Control in the Age of YouTube, MySpace and Beyond,” by telling the audience that they couldn’t have learned much in law school about the current legal implications surrounding copyright because of the field’s rapidly changing landscape.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act signaled a “new age” in the way business leaders view ethics and governance of public and private companies, in organized patterns of government regulators seeking cooperation from targets of corporate investigations, and in the cooperative approach among federal agencies.
Although advances have been made in recent years, individuals of color continue to be underrepresented in the legal profession. The Young Lawyers Division of the _ is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession by assisting and encouraging high school students to pursue a career in law.