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Baker Donelson's Linda A. Klein to Speak at Global Issues Forum on Magna Carta

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(Atlanta, Georgia /March 16, 2015) Linda Klein, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Georgia offices, will be a speaker at the one-day global issues forum, "Magna Carta 2015: Global Empowerment through Rule of Law." Ms. Klein, who is the American Bar Association's president-elect nominee for 2015-16, will participate in the session "Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment."

Hosted by The Presidential Precinct on March 18 at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., the event will bring together young leaders from more than 20 nations with dignitaries and policy experts representing business, government, academia and civil society to discuss the rule of law and its role in the evolution of democratic institutions and the global economy. The event will culminate in a roundtable discussion between The Prince of Wales and young leaders about a range of issues related to the rule of law in their home countries. 

Ms. Klein is also a member of the American Bar Association's Magna Carta 2015 Committee, which is planning events within the United States and the United Kingdom in honor of the 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215. "My focus has been on ways in which we can use the anniversary in this country to explain to Americans the gift of the rule of law, that the basis of our democracy is the rule of law, and that we can rely on the law as a framework for a civil society," said Ms. Klein. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to share that message at The Presidential Precinct's forum on the Magna Carta."

Ms. Klein's practice includes most types of business dispute resolution, including contract law, construction law, higher education law and professional liability.  In June 1997, Ms. Klein became the first woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia. She is a recipient of the American Bar Association's prestigious Margaret Brent Achievement Award  and the State Bar of Georgia's Randolph Thrower Award for Lifetime Achievement in Diversity . Ms. Klein is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA. She has been named by Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Georgia, an honor bestowed upon only nine women in 2014. 

More information about "Magna Carta 2015: Global Empowerment through Rule of Law" and the full event agenda are available at http://presidentialprecinct.org/mc2015, where the event will also be live-streamed.

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