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Meeting a la Carte

The American Bar Association's annual meeting began 125 years ago as a place to conduct the association's business, but over the years it's become too big for its own good. Last summer's conference involved approximately 2,500 individual events, including 400 continuing legal education (CLE) programs. In trying to provide a little something for all its 400,000 members, about 20,000 of whom usually attend the meeting, the largest volunteer professional association in the world instead found

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