LCJ Membership Meeting 2004 - A Reminder

Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 01:00

Barry Bauman
Lawyer For Civil Justice

Approximately 100 senior corporate counsel and defense attorneys are expected to attend the Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) 2004 Membership Meeting in New York City on December 13-14. The conference will cover an array of topics including:

  • Improving state procedural rules on expert evidence;

  • Discovery of electronic information;

  • Court privacy and protective orders;

  • The impact of criminal sanctions on civil litigation; and,

  • Preserving and improving the adversary system as a component of the American civil justice system.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Phill Kline, Kansas Attorney General and Chairman of the Republican National Attorneys General Association

  • Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Judge in Houston, Texas and Chair of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules (see Judge Rosenthal's article on page 40 of this issue)

  • John Fund, Senior Columnist for the Wall Street Journal

  • Curtis G. Oltmans, Associate General Counsel of Eli Lilly and Company

  • Professor Daniel J. Capra, a Philip D. Reed Professor of Law at Fordham and a Reporter for the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence

  • Lloyd Dixon, a Senior Economist for Rand Corporation and co-principal investigator of the Institute for Civil Justice's expert evidence study

  • Eric R. Finkelman, Vice President and General Counsel of Ciba Specialty Chemical Corporation

  • Theodore Van Itallie, Jr. Associate General Counsel of Johnson & Johnson

  • Atiba D. Adams, Senior Corporate Counsel of Pfizer

  • William S. Ohlemeyer, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Altria

  • Professor Paul S. Rosenzweig, Senior Legal Research Fellow for The Heritage Foundation

You can obtain more information by contacting Tierney Kraft at the LCJ office (202) 429-0045 or by e-mail to