Volume 7, Number 9-10

October 29, 2013

NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit Focused on Child Safety
J.B. Van Hollen, NAAG President and Wisconsin Attorney General
NAAG President and Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen hosted his presidential initiative summit, “America’s Promise—Keeping Our Kids Safe,” Sept. 16-18 in Milwaukee, Wis. Participants discussed ways to protect children from sex predators, illegal narcotics, abuse and other dangers.
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Vermont and Nebraska Attorneys General Take Patent Trolls Head On
Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning
The attorneys general in Vermont and Nebraska are taking action against patent trolls---businesses that don’t invent or manufacture anything, but instead acquire patents with the aim of making money by asserting claims of patent infringement.
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A Preview of the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Term
Dan Schweitzer, NAAG Supreme Court Counsel
Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. Supreme Court is taking it slow after two momentous Terms. No same-sex marriage, Voting Rights Act, or health care law this Term; just a steady diet of civil procedure, statutory construction, and habeas corpus. As is often the case, however, the conventional wisdom captures part of the truth but misses deeper insights.
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Supreme Court Fellows Arrive at NAAG for Fall Term
The NAAG Supreme Court Fellows program gives deputy and assistant attorneys general an opportunity for direct and rigorous exposure to the practices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Two AG staff counsel are working at NAAG through mid-December.
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North American Conference Puts Spotlight on Combating Transnational Crime
Liz Dobbins, NAAG Visiting Fellow
Delegates from around North America and the Caribbean met in Providence, R.I., Aug. 7-9, to discuss ways to combat human trafficking, intellectual property theft, cybercrime, and weapons and drug trafficking. The meeting was hosted by the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) and in partnership with the International Association of Prosecutors.
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Cybersecurity: A Multinational Group’s Collaborative Approach
A group of attorneys from four countries who participated in the NAGTRI International Fellows Program write about cybersecurity, which in their words has become a fundamental necessity involving interrelated legal, economic and national security considerations.
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Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Sacramento, CA

August 29, 2014
CA DOJ Advanced Training Center
Contact: Judy McKee

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Middleton, VA

September 9, 2014
Middletown Campus
Contact: Judy McKee

Legal Writing for OAG-MD

September 11, 2014
Baltimore, MD
Contact: Bill Malloy

2014 NAAG/SABA Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar – Practical Perspectives

September 15 - 17, 2014
Providence, Rhode Island
Contact: Karen Cordry

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Philadelphia, PA

September 15, 2014
Division of Public Safety
University of Pennsylvania
Contact: Judy McKee

Moving into Management for OAG-SD

September 18 - 19, 2014
South Dakota
Contact: Bill Malloy