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8 Litig. News 1 (1982-1983)

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Litigation Section to
Hold Seventh Annual Fall
Meeting in Chicago
The Section of Litigation will hold its Seventh Annual
Fall Meeting on November 4-6, 1982, at the Palmer
House Hotel in Chicago. The meeting will consist of a
series of programs on topics of current interest to
litigators, featuring renowned trial lawyers as well as
judges and law professors from around the country. In
addition, a number of social events have been planned.
In all, the meeting will afford litigators the opportunity
to bone up on the latest developments in the field, to
socialize with colleagues from around the country, to
meet the Section's leaders and to participate in the work
of its committees and other Section activities.
Diverse Programs
The programs, which will start Thursday afternoon and
continue through Saturday afternoon, will include panel
discussions, demonstrations and mock trials. Speakers
will consider the litigator as case evaluator, negotiator,
settlement specialist and courtroom advocate.
Topics will include techniques of direct and cross-ex-
amination of expert witnesses, negotiating settlements,
recent developments in the law of evidence, budgeting
litigation costs, proving malice in a defamation case,
current developments in bankruptcy law, environmental
litigation, delay and impact damages in construction
cases, the psychology of jury selection, aviation litiga-
tion, and many other subjects. (The full Fall Meeting
Program is printed following page 9 of this issue.)
According to Section Chairman Joan Hall, At the
1982 Fall Meeting we hope to accomplish two things:
first, provide Section members with valuable informa-
tion that will aid them in pending matters, and second,
provide them with an enjoyable and entertaining stay. I
believe each attorney will find a program that will help
him immediately with current clients or upcoming
The meeting will offer the opportunity to hear a host
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ABA House of Delegates
Defers Consideration of
Kutak Model Rules
At the ABA Annual Meeting in August, the House of
Delegates voted to postpone final consideration of the
Model Rules of Professional Conduct until the ABA
Midyear Meeting in New Orleans next February. The
Model Rules are the result of five years of work by the
ABA Commission on Evaluation of Professional Stan-
dards, commonly known as the Kutak Commission, and
extensive feedback from bar groups and lawyers across
the country. The vote came after more than four hours
of parliamentary maneuvering and heated debate.
If adopted, the Model Rules would replace the ABA
Code of Professional Responsibility as the official ABA
model code of professional ethics. As such, the Model
Rules would not have the force of law, but would likely
lead to reexamination and possibly revision of disci-
plinary codes in force in the various states.
Especially controversial are the provisions of the
Model Rules dealing with lawyers' duty to disclose client
(continued on page 12)

In This Issue
Joan Hall Becomes First Female
Section Leader .......................
National Institute on Litigating
EEO Remedies to Be Held
in  Novem ber  ........................................
Section to Sponsor Discovery Reform
Conference in November ........................
Annual Advanced Trial Advocacy
Workshop Set for March ........................
Congressmen Attempt to Limit
Power of Federal Courts .........................

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