The end of August was a special time for Greenberg Traurig, as we celebrated Hilarie Bass taking over as the President of the American Bar Association. Hilarie is a shareholder in our Miami office and is the Co-President of the firm. Hilarie has visited our Tel Aviv office a numbers of times since its opening in 2012, including in 2015 when the firm was a co-sponsor of the Israel Bar Association annual conference in Eilat and in 2016 when she led ACC’s Israel Chapter’s Women’s Parliament meeting. Hilarie intends to focus her presidency on a number of key initiatives including reforming legal education; advancing women in the law; establishing a legal fact check program; and addressing the legal needs of homeless youth.Click here to watch her inspiring speech to the ABA House of delegates during the ABA annual meeting in New York.

Click on the links below for a small sampling of the many media outlets that have been writing about Hilarie and her initiatives :

Miami lawyer is named president of American BarMiami Herald

ABA creates fact checker website for legal issues in the newsBloomberg Big Law Business

New ABA President Takes on Gender Equity in the LawLaw 360

Problems Plaguing Law Schools Are Focus for New ABA PresidentALM/

New ABA President Sets Sights on Access to Justice, Diversity and Young LawyersNY Law Journal