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2014 Annual Meeting - Recognition Events & Social Functions

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Judicial Luncheon
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 @ 12:00 p.m.
Little America Hotel & Resort

All Annual Meeting registrants are invited to attend a luncheon to honor the members of Wyoming’s Judiciary. Chief Justice Burke will provide an update from the National Conference of Chief Justices and discuss hot topics at the national level and what the implications are for Wyoming.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.
Wyoming Governor's Residence
5001 Central Avenue

Take a break from CLE and relax a bit! Join the Wyoming State Bar in welcoming its members, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and members of the Judiciary to Cheyenne for the 2014 Annual Meeting & Judicial Conference. Enjoy a unique opportunity to share hors d’ouerves and cocktails with friends and colleagues at the Governor’s Residence.

Pro Bono Luncheon
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 12:00 p.m.
Little America Hotel & Resort

Studies consistently show that half or more of people who seek assistance from legal aid organizations are turned away, that courts across the country are overwhelmed with self-represented litigants, and that only 20 percent of the civil legal needs of low-income people are met. Jim Sandman, President of the Legal Services Corporation, will explain the current legal aid landscape in the United States. He will describe innovations that are expanding access to justice despite limited resources – through technology, creative pro bono partnerships, collaborations with providers of other services, and court-based self-help centers. And he will identify opportunities to do more to deliver on America’s promise of justice for all.

2014 Annual Banquet
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
Little America Hotel & Resort

Keynote Speaker: Dick Cheney

Across four decades of public life, Dick Cheney has served at the highest levels of government during some of the most critical days in modern American history.

In the post-Watergate administration of Gerald Ford, the president turned to 34-year-old Dick Cheney to lead the White House staff in the work of restoring the nation’s confidence and waging the president’s 1976 campaign.

After leaving the White House, Cheney returned to his home state of Wyoming, where he was elected in 1978 as the state’s sole member of the House of Representatives. Re-elected to office five times, Cheney served in several leadership positions and was chosen by his colleagues as the minority whip, the number two position in the House Republican leadership.

Early in Cheney’s sixth term, in 1989, he was nominated by President George Bush to serve as Secretary of Defense, and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. In his four years at the Pentagon, Cheney led American forces to victory in Operation Just Cause in Panama, and Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. In 1991, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Through most of the 1990s, Cheney worked in the private sector as chief executive officer of the Halliburton Company in Dallas, Texas. In 2000, George W. Bush asked Cheney to become his running mate and in August 2000, Cheney became the Republican vice presidential nominee. President Bush and Vice President Cheney were inaugurated for the first of two terms on January 20, 2001.

In the eight eventful years of the Bush presidency, the vice president was best known for his involvement in national security matters following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Cheney has been recognized by many as the most powerful and consequential vice president in American history, and worked side by side with George W. Bush to keep our homeland safe and protect Americans from terrorist attacks for seven and a half years following 9/11.

Vice President Cheney was born on January 30, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his wife, Lynne V. Cheney, live in Wyoming and have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Vice President Cheney’s memoir, In My Time, was published in 2011. His latest book, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, was released in October 2013.

Annual Business Meeting Luncheon
Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 12:00 p.m.
Little America Hotel & Resort

Keep abreast of the latest developments in Wyoming’s legal community. Join Chief Justice E. James Burke, Wyoming Supreme Court; Patrick W. Korell, Wyoming State Bar President; Jacquelyn Bridgeman, Interim Dean of the University of Wyoming College of Law; and John P. LaBuda, Treasurer of the Wyoming State Bar, as they each provide an update from their respective organizations. Also hear from Wyoming State Bar Delegate to the ABA, Darin B. Scheer, and learn of recent developments at the American Bar Association.