Three ELPO attorneys attend ABA national meeting

by Mandy Hicks

Bob Young, Buzz English and Charles E. English attended the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco recently.

This year’s theme was Focused Forward. Designed to take attorneys into the future of law, the conference focused on various aspects of law and managing a law practice.

Bob Young served as Chair of the Diversity Committee for the ABA and member of the Member Development Committee. At the ABA meeting, he was elected Chair-Elect of the Law Practice Management section of the ABA. The Law Practice Management Section of the Bar helps improve the operations of law firms across the country.

Buzz English serves on the American Bar Association House of Delegates and the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. He previously served as President of the Kentucky Bar Association  from 2009-2010 and now serves as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation.

Charles E. English serves on the Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability (Special Advisor). He also served as President of the Kentucky Bar Association 1985 to 1986 and on the KBA Board of Governors from 1979 to 1987.

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Human trafficking, cybersecurity, the decline in court funding and gender equity issues in the legal profession were the focus of just some of the legal programs at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting Aug. 8-13 in San Francisco.

High-profile speakers at the meeting included former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder. Also, several bestselling authors, including Marcia Clark, Sheldon Siegel, David O. Stewart and Talmage Boston, discussed law as a platform for writing.

In addition to the more than 1,400 events at this premier gathering of legal professionals, the ABA House of Delegates — the association’s policymaking body — met Aug. 12-13 at the meeting headquarters. For details on the proposals for debate and vote during the two-day session, click here.