Incorporation by Reference in the Spotlight

Last December, the Administrative Conference ignited an important public policy debate when it adopted Recommendation 2011-5, Incorporation by Reference.  The discussion is set to continue with an exciting event sponsored by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system.  ANSI  has announced that incorporation by reference will be the focus of the Legal Issues Forum at World Standards Week, an annual meeting and celebration of the U.S. standard development community. The Administrative Conference is pleased to have both staff and members participating in the Legal Issues Forum. Attorney Advisor and in-house researcher Emily S. Bremer will moderate the discussion among an impressive panel of speakers. The panelists include Government Member Esa Sferra-Bonistalli, Senior Attorney for the U.S. Coast Guard, and Senior Fellow Peter Strauss, a professor at Columbia Law School. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10th in Washington, DC, at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Registration information is available on ANSI's website. More information on the Conference's project on incorporation by reference is available here and here.

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