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Join Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization as it brings hundreds of students, attorneys, judges and other members of the JTB-APO family together for its 12th National Conference and 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Registration: Closed
Event Dates
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
Registration Closes
October 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Fairmont Chicago Millenium Park Hotel
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL  USA
Summary Agenda
Thursday, October 20
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
High School Robes in the School Opening
9:30 AM to 11:15 AM
High School Robes in the School
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
CLE Panel #2 Rehearsal
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Panelist Photo
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Law School Robes in the School (exact time will be determined by each school)
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
CLE Panel #1: General Counsel Roundtable: Pushing Diversity In Challenging Times
12:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Lunch On Own
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Conversation with High School Student
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Student Tour of N. District Court History Museum
1:45 PM to 3:15 PM
CLE Panel #2: The Vietnamese Fishermen and The Ku Klux Klan
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
CLE Panel #3:The Life and Legacy of Judge George N. Leighton
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
A Conversation w/Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
A Conversation w/Roosevelt University Student Affinity Group Leaders
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
5:00 PM to 5:20 PM
Limited Photo Op
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
A Conversations and Q&A with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Dinner with Judicial Registrants
9:45 PM to 11:00 PM
Judicial Attendee Hospitality
Friday, October 21
7:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Judges' Opening Breakfast & Business Meeting
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Trailblazer One-On-One Conversations
12:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Legends & Firsts: A Conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.)
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Conference Reception
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
CLE Panel #4 Getting Outside of the Comfort Zone: General Counsel’s Influence on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Conference Reception
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Associate Board Fall Fundraiser After Party
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Judicial Attendee Hospitality
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Associate Board Fall Fundraiser After Party
Saturday, October 22
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Panel #5: Law School Diversity and Inclusion in 2022
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Middle and High School Robes in the School: Shark Tank Part 1- Intellectual Property Law
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Undergraduate & Law School Robes in the School: Journey to the Judiciary: Judges’ Panel
10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
CLE Panel #6: Voting Rights Under Assault
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Law School Robes in the School: Speed Networking
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Undergraduate Robes in the School: So You Want to go to Law School?
10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Middle & High School Robes in the School: Shark Tank Part 2- Intellectual Property Law
11:45 AM to 12:00 PM
CLE Session Break
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CLE Panel #7 Are We There Yet? The 19th Amendment 100 Years Later
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Judical Photo
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gala Reception
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Gala Dinner
10:15 PM to 11:00 PM
Judicial Attendee Hospitality
Sunday, October 23
7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Judges Closing Breakfast and Business Meeting

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