California Bar Journal
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Reno to speak at bar meeting in September
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Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and a lawyer-turned-New York Times best-selling novelist will appear at the State Bar's Annual Meeting in Anaheim, a Sept. 6-9 event which includes a foray to Disneyland, an Internet café, dozens of low-cost continuing education courses and a run along the scenic Santa Ana River.

Held in the Hilton's Anaheim Resort, the four-day event will kick off with an opening-night reception that includes complimentary tastings of Sonoma County wines from St. Francis Winery and Vineyards.

Reno, the nation's first female attorney general, will give the keynote address at the California Women Lawyers Annual Dinner the same evening. To reserve tables, contact the California Women Lawyers' executive office at 916/441-3703. The cost is $95 per person.

On Sept. 7, author David Baldacci will sign copies of his latest bestseller, "Wish You Well." Baldacci, who practiced law in Washington, D.C. for nine years, will address the Friday State Bar luncheon, a ticketed event.

California lawyers who have donated hundreds of hours of free legal services to poor clients will be honored Friday evening at the annual pro bono reception in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom. Chief Justice Ronald George and State Bar Presi-dent Palmer Madden will present the Pro Bono Service Awards at the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

Highlights Saturday begin with a walk and end with an evening at Disneyland, which includes dinner and unlimited use of the park's attractions until midnight. The cost is $65 per adult and $50 per child ages 3-11.

New to the Annual Meeting is an Internet café, allowing attorneys to stay in touch while they're away from the office. And as in previous years, the Annual Meeting offers attorneys a low-cost opportunity to earn up to 18 hours of MCLE credit by choosing from among dozens of seminars to be offered during the long weekend.

The 67th annual Conference of Delegates will convene Friday afternoon for a weekend of debate about topical legal issues.

Full information about the Annual Meeting is now online: see Annual Meeting Preview.