James Silkenat has been working in international law for more than forty years. He joined the ABA’s first delegation to China in the mid-1970s and since then has chaired the International Law Section. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the American Law Institute, and has served as a Fellow in the U.S. State Department Scholar/Diplomat Program. As well as numerous other positions in and outside of the ABA, he will now serve as the president of the nation’s largest legal organization.
Silkenat will discuss his major platform goals for his presidency, including the legal education financing system and student debt, a legal job corps, the ABA’s stance on gun violence, and more.
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From court underfunding, to transparency in legal education to technology, there are many hot-button issues facing the legal profession today. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler, welcome William T. (Bill) Robinson III, the 2011-2012 President of the American Bar Association, to discuss some of these important initiatives, the impact of the down economy on the legal system and the ABA’s goals for the future.
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