2014 Annual Meeting Features Great Speakers and Sessions!

04/22/2014 - The Bar Association's 2014 Annual Meeting is on Thursday and Friday, June 19th and 20th, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, providing attendees with outstanding opportunities to learn, to improve your practice, socialize with your colleagues, and fulfill annual CLE requirements. A wide range of 42 seminars offer guidance in family, probate, criminal, trial and commercial law, a variety of ethics-related topics, the popular State and Federal Court updates and more.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Stephen H. Oleskey, of counsel to the Boston office of Hiscock & Barclay law firm, and co-lead counsel in Boudmediene v. Bush, where the U.S. Supreme Court held that detainees at Guantanamo had the right to seek habeus corpus. Thursday night begins with a lively reception followed by dinner, Annual Bar Awards for outstanding achievements, recognition of exceptional pro bono work, and an address by incoming Bar Association President, Bruce W. McIntyre. The Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, honors 50-year and Bar Journal contributors, while Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell will deliver his update on the Rhode Island Judiciary.

On Friday afternoon, Rogers Williams University School of Law Professor Niki Kuckes takes us through the risks and ethical issues for lawyers in the face of growing threats to the security of digital data. Also on Friday afternoon, Elizabeth Stein of the Nonhuman Rights Project examines the complex debate regarding the legal rights of nonhumans, and how it can affect multiple practice areas including civil and criminal law, family law, and estate planning.

Click here to view the 2014 Annual Meeting brochure, and here to access the interactive registration form.