The surety program will present The Law of Performance Bonds, 3d. Program Co-Chairs, Kimberly Zanotta (Travelers) and Greg Weinstein (Weinstein Radcliff Pipkin), have assembled a team of leading attorneys, claims professionals, and consultants to re-write this signature FSLC publication. All conference attendees will receive the newly published book that will be an invaluable tool for all surety professionals. This benefit alone is enough to justify attending the conference. In addition to presentations of the book’s chapters, several break-out sessions on Friday will allow for a free-flowing, interactive discussion of multiple issues that arise in the performance bond context.
Both programs will end at noon on Friday so everyone can enjoy the mild Southern California temperatures and some outdoor activities.
In addition to the business and CLE/CE portions of the conference, there will be plenty of social activities. On Wednesday night, the Young Professionals Subcommittee (“YPS”) will host its traditional “Dutch Treat” dinner. Having attended this dinner many times in the past, I can vouch for what a terrific opportunity it is for younger lawyers and claims professionals to get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Many current Vice-Chairs and committee leaders started getting connected by attending this dinner. Later on Wednesday night, YPS will host its Annual Poker Tournament. On Thursday evening, there will be a cocktail hour for all conference attendees. We hope to be able to set this reception at a location in the hotel that will allow us all to enjoy the temperate weather.