ABA Litigation Section’s Annual Conference

The American Bar Association’s Litigation Section hosts its Section Annual Conference once a year and like so many gatherings, it was on hold during COVID-19. So, it’s not surprising that this year’s meeting in Miami was the first conference many attendees had been to since the pandemic shutdowns. For those not familiar, the Section Annual is a premier gathering for litigators featuring elite professionals discussing trial work, strategies, and the latest innovations.

We had the opportunity to cover this pivotal event with a four-part series of podcasts (listed below). During our time with ABA Litigation Section, we discussed handling “the unexpected” during a trial, dealing with ransomware, and what to do after a cyber breach. In addition, we learned what it means to “serve at the pleasure of the President” with former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey. 

Serving at the Pleasure of the President:

What does it mean to serve at the pleasure of the President? Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey stops by to discuss his responsibilities with the Department of Justice, dealing with the press, and the critical importance for attorneys to maintain independent judgment.

Highlights from the ABA Litigation Section: 2022 Annual Conference

The Section Annual Conference features top litigation professionals from across the country discussing timely legal issues and the latest in trial work. Hear highlights from this year’s gathering with special guests Beth Kaufman, Rick Gross and Harout Samra.

How to Handle the Unexpected in Court

What happens when unexpected events arise during trial? Judge Carroll J. Kelly, Marc Zucker, Jennifer Seme and Mark A. Romance join host Dave Scriven-Young to discuss what to do when things don’t go according to plan.

Ransomware and Cybersecurity Attacks: How to Better Protect your Clients:

Helping your clients with cybercrime, ransomware, and data breaches can be a heavy lift and attorneys are often the first line of defense. Latosha Ellis joins Dave Scriven-Young to discuss the successful navigation of these issues.


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After receiving his J.D. and MBA, Laurence Colletti went into solo practice with emphasis in general business and commercial real estate. He has always carried a strong passion for web-based media with a particular interest in podcasting and video. Laurence leverages his legal background against that passion to help bring sophisticated, relevant content to Legal Talk Network podcasts. You can follow Laurence on Twitter at @LaurenceEsq.