State Attorneys General to Meet at Big Sky Next Week

State Attorneys General to Meet at Big Sky Next Week

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will host its annual Summer Meeting at Big Sky Resort next week.

State and territorial attorneys general will convene with key staff, other government officials and corporate, association and academic representatives to discuss legal issues addressing health care, the Internet of Things, self-driving cars and natural disasters. There will also be an update on this term’s U.S. Supreme Court cases and the William H. Sorrell Lecture Series on tobacco policy and enforcement.

“NAAG has planned a full and enriching slate of presentations, and we’re excited they chose Montana this year as the host state for its annual summer meeting,” Attorney General Tim Fox said.  “Among other topics, we’ll examine challenges in the American healthcare marketplace; discuss ethical leadership under the model rules of professional responsibility, and explore the use of alternative dispute resolution in multistate and complex litigation cases.  I look forward to welcoming NAAG staff, many of my fellow attorneys general, and other attendees to Big Sky next week.”

Attorney General Fox and Governor Steve Bullock will offer opening remarks, and Chief Thomas Tidwell of the U.S. Forest Service will speak as well. Additionally, NAAG will elect its new slate of officers for 2017-2018 and host its annual awards ceremony to recognize the work of those who contribute to the Office of the Attorney General and the Association. This includes NAAG’s most prestigious honor, the Kelley-Wyman Award, bestowed each year upon an attorney general who has done the most to achieve the Association’s objectives.

The meeting begins Tuesday, June 20 (noon) and runs through Thursday, June 22 (2:00 p.m.).

Reporters:  Open sessions will be videotaped and posted to the NAAG website the same day. To review the agenda or receive press credentials to attend, contact Marjorie Tharp, NAAG director of communications, at (202) 326-6047 or email [email protected]

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