I love going to the ABA conference. This is my annual reunion with my best friends – and a chance to make new ones. I am completely unbiased but I think that our folks have good hearts and do great work.
It was very touching to see my good friend and former colleague, Jean Sternlight, get the scholarship award this year, accompanied by her family and Michael and Sonja Saltman, who support her Center. There is no one who deserves this award more than Jean does.
I look forward to seeing folks again next year. In New York City, April 7-9. My advice is to put the conference in your calendars. Now.
April 19, 2015
PS. I quickly dashed off this post and want to add a few things that occurred to me later.
The Section of Dispute Resolution made excellent choices in honoring David Hoffman for the D’Alemberte-Raven Award, Ron Ousky for the individual Lawyer as Problem-Solver Award, and the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families for the institutional Lawyer as Problem-Solver Award.
The Section staff are unsung heroes, who put in long hours for months to put on an excellent conference, year after year.
I mostly got to attend the Legal Educators Colloquium and the sessions I attended were uniformly excellent.
I generally agree with Jill’s post, though I don’t think that we teased Andrea enough for her 5247-part series of reflections on her trip to Israel, which should be completed sometime in this millennium. This is a blog, for goodness sakes. It’s supposed to be short and snappy. Our readers don’t have the attention span to read that much.