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									2                                            Keynote Speakers

                                                                Dan Abrams
                                                          Wednesday, July 13 8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
                                  Dan Abrams is the Legal Analyst for ABC News, a substitute anchor for Good Morning America
                                  and the host of Discovery ID’s “Chasing Justice with Dan Abrams.” Prior to 2011, Mr. Abrams
                                  was at NBC for 15 years as, a reporter for NBC Nightly News, host on MSNBC and Chief Legal
                                  Correspondent for NBC News. Dan was also a member of the NBC Universal President’s Council.
                                    Mr. Abrams is the founder and CEO of Abrams Research, a firm dedicated to helping clients
                                    develop their social media strategy, improving businesses’ relationships with their consumers and
    driving traffic to their web properties. He is also the publisher and founder of seven web properties: Mediaite, a media news web-
    site; Geekosystem, covering tech and geek culture; Styleite, which covers beauty and fashion; Sportsgrid, which follows sports
    and sports-related media; Gossip Cop, which monitors false reporting in the celebrity gossip industry; The Mary Sue, a site for
    female “geeks”; and Mogulite, a site devoted to following various titans of industry in business, media, and other fields.

    A graduate of Columbia University Law School, Dan is also a recognized writer. He has published articles in The New York Times,
    Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and The Yale Law and Policy Review, among many others. He is also the legal columnist for
    Men’s Health magazine. Dan recently published his first book: “Man Down: Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt That Women Are
    Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else.”

                                           Right Honourable Chief Justice
                                              Beverley McLachlin, P.C.
                                                          Wednesday, July 13 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
                                  The IADC is extremely honored to welcome The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin,
                                  P.C., Chief Justice of Canada as our special luncheon speaker. After a career as a lawyer in
    private practice, a law professor, and a trial and appellate judge, Chief Justice McLachlin was sworn in as a Justice of the
    Supreme Court of Canada in April 1989. On January 7, 2000, she was appointed Chief Justice of Canada. She is the first
    woman in Canada to hold this position. Chief Justice McLachlin is the recipient of 29 honorary degrees and was named
    Commander of the French Legion of Honor in 2007. She was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee medal and the Interna-
    tional Jurists award in 2008. Chief Justice McLachlin is an honorary member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
    In 2010, she was named Canadian of the Year by the Canadian Club of Toronto and was inducted into the International
    Hall of Fame by the International Women’s Forum. Please join us for a luncheon in honor of Chief Justice McLachlin and
    hear her perspectives on the comparative use of foreign law in Canadian and American courts.
    If you are interested in attending the luncheon with Chief Justice McLachlin, please sign-up when you register for the
    meeting. Tickets for admittance will be distributed onsite. Space is limited, and onsite sign-ups cannot be guaranteed.
       Member/Non-Member Lawyer Registrants and Spouse/Significant Other/Guest Registrants are invited to attend.
                                            This event is not open to Child Registrants.
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                                                        Sonya Hamlin
                                              Tuesday, July 12 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                     Sonya Hamlin, jury consultant and author, has been a pioneer in the field of courtroom communication
                     since she created the first-ever course on the subject at the Harvard Law School. As a two-time Emmy
                     Award winner and communications expert, she appears regularly on network television, analyzing
                     current trials, business issues, political debates, and media trends.

She lectures worldwide and works on cases with global law firms as well as Fortune 100 corporations such as ExxonMobil,
Bayer, Cigna, Dupont and Monsanto, consulting on jury issues and advocacy skills, preparing witnesses, developing strate-
gies and creating visual presentations of evidence. She has taught advocacy skills across the world for the ABA, ALI-ABA,
NITA, the DRI, the IADC, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the First and Fifth Circuit Judicial Conferences, the
National Conference of Women Judges, and the U.S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, as well as at many law schools.
Her landmark books are What Makes Juries Listen, What Makes Juries Listen Today and her latest - Now What Makes
Juries Listen (ThomsonRueters).

                                                           Kevin Boyle
                                                  Tuesday, July 12 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
                     Kevin Boyle teaches modern American history at Ohio State University. He received his B.A. from the
                     University of Detroit in 1982 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990.

                     Kevin’s most recent book, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
won the National Book Award for non-fiction, the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Toler-
ance Book Award, and the Society of Midland Authors Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National
Book Critics Circle Award. Arc of Justice also was named a New York Times notable book for 2004, a State of Michigan
notable book for 2005, and the 2007 selection for the Detroit metropolitan area’s community-wide reading program.

Kevin has received Ohio State’s Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished University Lecturer Award.
He has held fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Hu-
manities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

                                  Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
                                               Wednesday, July 13 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
                      Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton has spent her life blazing trails. She was born to missionary parents
                      in Bangkok, Thailand, attended boarding school in Vietnam during the height of the Vietnam War, and
                      arrived alone in America at age 18 with a few hundred dollars in her pocket. After working her way
                      through The Ohio State University College of Law, she launched a successful career as a trial lawyer,
became the first woman elected Judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, and is now serving her third term on the
Supreme Court of Ohio. A tireless advocate for the under-represented, she has led a movement to create a system of mental
health courts across the country. Her current focus is bringing together military, medical and judicial systems to meet the
needs of veterans returning from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other emotional and physical issues.

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