Just Debt: Reimagining Fines and Fees in America – Moderated by Van Jones

You won’t want to miss a special Thursday evening program brought to you by the ABA Center for Innovation and the National Conference of Bar Presidents, featuring CNN Commentator Van Jones. While many now know the damaging effects—job loss, housing loss, license suspensions, and even imprisonment—fines and fees can have, Just Debt? Reimagining Fines & Fees in America focuses on the critical question: How can we create a more just and reliable system? This program will tackle tough questions about and explore opportunities for fines and fees innovation, justice system funding, and procedural improvements. This is sure to be one of the highlights of the ABA Annual Meeting.


Thursday, August 10, 2017
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Sheraton New York
Times Square

Metropolitan Ballroom West, 2nd Floor


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Center for Innovation at ABA Midyear

The Center will be presenting a program at the ABA 2017 Midyear Meeting in Miami, FL. It will provide an overview of the legal landscape and the need for innovation, along with a quick tutorial on how to successfully develop and use apps to assist with the delivery of legal services.

Program Description: There are tectonic shifts occurring in the practice of law. Technology and globalization are impacting all sectors of the profession. Understanding these trends and harnessing them for your practice is essential to being successful in the 21st century.

This workshop will enhance your ability to thrive in this new arena. From providing you with a snapshot of changing market forces, to helping you develop practical uses for technology, this program will provide hands-on tools and information on how you can be more entrepreneurial in this new world.

Attendees also will receive a tutorial on the many ways to increase access to legal services through the use of online apps, as well as a demonstration of the new ABA Blueprint project that provides a suite of services for solo and small firms.

Ramon A. Abadin, Sedgwick LLP, Miami, FL
Chad E. Burton, CuroLegal, Dayton, OH
Jordan Furlong, Law21, Ottawa, ON
Judy Perry Martinez, New Orleans, LA
Margaret Hagan, Stanford University Law School, Stanford, CA

Legal Innovations 101  February 5, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm Hyatt Regency Miami, 3rd Floor, Miami Lecture Hall

Program flyer with speaker bios.(PDF)