The Center holds three annual bench-bar conferences at various locations and law schools around the country. The leadership conferences provide a forum for deep dives into timely issues, which pose seemingly intractable procedural difficulties for the bench and bar, that result in unfairness and inefficiency, wasting time and money. Following the conferences, volunteer teams of judges, lawyers, and other experts are formed to develop solutions to the problems identified at the conferences.
The Center’s conferences play a unique role in providing a forum for the bench and bar to share and understand their respective experiences, insights, and concerns as a first step in developing solutions with as much consensus as possible to improve the administration of justice. Links to the planned conferences are below.
The Center will also hold a Special Invitation-Only MDL “Enhanced Claims-Vetting Procedures” Bench-Bar Workshop under the leadership of Ken Feinberg at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law on August 8-9, 2024.