- speak to the 9th Circuit's staff attorneys
- attend the meeting of the ABA Judicial Division's International Courts Committee, and
- be a member of the ABA International Law Section's Judicial Affairs Committee.
The award is proving to be a good entree for me in meeting the right people, and the people I have contacted have been very gracious. The ABA is paying for my flight, but would not pay for more than one night in a hotel, so I'll get to freeload off of Bay Area relatives while I'm there. Yay!