Molly McDonough and Sarah Randag host Blawg Review #314 next in the ABA Journal during the ABA Annual Meeting 2011 in Toronto.
What's that? The American Bar Association is holding its annual meeting in Canada? Has Ontario joined the Union? Did the United States invade the Great White North and take it over without a shot being fired? Wait, wait...
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CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2011 – The American Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association are preparing to sign a historic agreement that will lead to enhanced cooperation and information exchanges between the two organizations, their in-house counsel constituencies, and the U.S. and Canadian legal professions.
A signing ceremony with the associations' presidents and witnessed by other bar leaders is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 6, pending approval of the agreement by the ABA Board of Governors, at the Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto. Following the ceremony will be the ABA Annual Meeting Opening Assembly, featuring remarks by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
“We have enjoyed a long and warm relationship with the Canadian Bar Association,” said ABA President Stephen N. Zack of Miami, Fla. “The signing of the agreement, on the occasion of the ABA's Annual Meeting in Toronto, will formalize our mutually beneficial cooperation that has been in place for the past 80 years.”