Please join the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform for our 10th Annual Legal Reform Summit on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, featuring:
Legislative Keynote Morning Address
by U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
“Leading in a Climate of Change”
Keynote Luncheon Address
by Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida
In addition, Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will provide special remarks. The Summit will also feature distinguished panelists exploring a variety of timely legal topics, including:
- Courting New Money: Third Party Financing of Litigation and its Consequences. Should Outside Investors Have a Stake? Academics will release new research and discuss and debate the growing trend of third parties financing lawsuits.
- Climate Change Litigation: The New Mass Tort for the 21st Century? Panelists will speak to the legal theories and trends in climate change litigation as well as regulatory and legislative developments and their impact on the business community.
- Judicial Selection: Best Practices in Nomination States. ILR will release a “best practices” guide to judicial selection in nomination states.
- It’s Economics Stupid: Exploring the Relationship Between Lawsuits and Rising Healthcare Costs. Jeb Bush will facilitate a panel discussion on the economic impact of lawsuits on the practice of medicine and rising healthcare costs.
- Trial Lawyer Crystal Ball: Predictions and Prognostications on the Road Ahead. We will host a discussion on the trial bar’s priorities.
In addition, we will honor the recipients of ILR’s 2009 Legal Reform Awards.
Registration will open at 7:45 a.m. The program will follow from 8:15 a.m. and run throughout the day until 4:30 p.m. which will include a post event reception.
Register online today! Receive half off a second registration when you register yourself for the Summit! (Expires October 16th)