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6 Litig. News 1 (1980-1981)

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Fall Meeting: San Francisco Section to Lead
Plus the Best Program Yet  Big Case Study

The Section of Litigation will hold its Fifth Annual Fall
Meeting November 6-8, 1980, at the stunning Hyatt
Regency Hotel in San Francisco. The meeting offers
Section members the ambience of one of the world's
great cities, some of the best programs ever presented by
the Section and an opportunity to meet the Section's
leadership and become involved in its work.
Outstanding Programs. The Section will offer more
programs in San Francisco than at any prior fall meet-
ing. The planners of the meeting have achieved their ob-
jective of offering a program that addresses current
issues of significant interest to every litigator in the Sec-
tion. Topics include class actions, condemnation, secu-
rities litigation, consumer protection, antitrust, interna-
tional business disputes, appellate practice, teaching
trial advocacy, gag orders and more. Every member at-
tending will find one, and probably several, of the
scheduled programs directly relevant to some pending
matter. The program is listed in this issue, and a quick
review will leave no doubt about its content and quality.
Distinguished Speakers. Some of the nation's leading
attorneys, judges and professors will participate in the
meeting. Headliners include Chief Justice Rose E. Bird
of the California Supreme Court, Associate Attorney
General John H. Shenefield, Judge Jacob D. Fuchsberg
of the New York Court of Appeals, Robert F. Hanley,
former chairman of the Section and, more recently, lead
counsel for the plaintiff in a trial that resulted in the
largest verdict in American history, and Professor John
Kaplan of Stanford Law School, a nationally recog-
nized expert in evidence and criminal law.
Superb Location. San Francisco offers visitors more
beauty, more to do and more to remember than virtual-
ly any other city in the nation. San Francisco's setting,
skyline, restaurants and services are unsurpassed. It is a
city that is hard to leave and impossible to forget.
Section leaders and the meeting's planners expect a
large turnout for-the Fifth Annual Fall Meeting Erly-
registration and reservations will-be wise.

The Section of Litigation's representative will serve as
chairman of the newly created Coordinating Group to
Study the Impact of the Big Case on Litigation Costs
and Delay. The Coordinating Group, composed of
representatives of various ABA and other entities, will
examine the problems created by the growth of com-
plex, protracted cases in recent years, monitor existing
experiments, encourage new experiments for solving
these problems and submit recommendations for more
effective approaches to handling preparation and trial
of the Big Case.
Leonard Janofsky, retiring ABA President, recom-
mended creation of the Coordinating Group. The ABA
Board of Governors approved the recommendation at
the ABA Annual Meeting in Honolulu. The recommen-
dation provided that the Section of Litigation's repre-
sentative would be chairman of the Coordinating
Group. Section Chairman Asa Rountree has designated
Edward W. Mullinix of Philadelphia as the Litigation
Section's representative. Mullinix has served as a
member of the Section's Council and the Special Com-
mittee for the Study of Discovery Abuse.
In announcing creation of the Coordinating Group,
Janofsky stated that big cases such as United States
v. IBM and Japanese Electronics Antitrust Litigation
have contributed to court costs and delays that have
made it more difficult for the average American to
achieve timely justice at an affordable price. Janofsky
added that the Coordinating Group will help us and
other interested entities outside the. ABA to better mar-
shal our limited resources of personnel and dollars in
addressing this problem.
The Coordinating Group includes several representa-
tives of the judiciary. Mark W. Cannon will represent the
Chief Justice of the United States. United States District
Judge§ Andrew Caffrey of Boston, Milton Pollack of
'New York, and Philip Pratt of Detroit will represent the
Judicial Conference of the United States. Judge Frank
Kaufman of Baltimore will represent the ABA's Judicial
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