Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2019

Join Us in Vancouver, BC

Register now for the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, March 28-30, 2019. Join us to experience over 80 CLE programs in all areas of business law prepared and presented by thought leaders, connect and learn at substantive sessions, and experience Vancouver at premier social events where you can network with over 1,600 business law professionals from around the world.

Please accept our apologizes but the online registration system for the meeting is not working.  Please use the paper form below and fax it into the Service Center to register.  Our hope is to have the online registration system back up and running next week.

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Why You Should Attend

  • Choose from over 80 CLE programs in all areas of business law prepared and presented by thought leaders
  • Engage and learn at substantive sessions, including hundreds of committee and subcommittee meetings, keeping you up-to-date on emerging trends in your practice area
  • Enjoy global networking opportunities designed for you to connect with 1,600 business law professionals from over 20 countries

What Attendees Are Saying

  • “The Business Law Section provides the best educational opportunity for corporate and business lawyers practice inside and outside.” Karl John Ege, Perkins Coie LLP and Former Chief Legal Officer, Russell Investment
  • “Attending one Section meeting as a law student is the reason that I have my career. Show up. Observe the intangibles because you will be among the very best of the profession. Attend substantive meetings and programs of interest to help narrow your interests. When opportunities present themselves, have meaningful conversations. The personal and professional advantages will be unmatched — I guarantee it." Christina Michelle Houston, DLA Piper
  • “Young lawyers can build longstanding relationships with in-house counsel decision makers that start at Section meetings. Establish your credibility by taking advantage of top-notch Section content and have the opportunity to publish your own Section content to distinguish yourself in our profession.” Grace Powers, Wells Fargo
  • “I find the Business Law Section meetings to be an extremely valuable because of the great work done by the various substantive committees and the superb content of the programs.  Most important to me is the face to face interaction with colleagues, and networking with some of the best and brightest business lawyers.” Peter Snell, Gowling WLG
  • “The materials and presentations prepared by the M&A Committee are excellent and help me keep current with trends and new issues in my area.” Kareen Zimmer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Registration Information

REGISTRATION RATES

Advance Registration ends March 8, 2019. Thereafter, all registrations must take place onsite.

**Academic/Govt/Judge/Pub Service, First-Timer, Young Lawyer, and Law Student rates and Single-CLE Program and Daily Passes can be selected once you are logged in with your ABA credentials.

ALL-ACCESS PASSES

Access to all non-ticketed events and CLE programming

ABA BUSINESS LAW SECTION MEMBER
Early-bird: $725
Regular: $775

ABA MEMBER
Early-bird: $825
Regular: $875

NON-ABA MEMBER
Early-bird: $875
Regular: $925

ACADEMIC/GOVERNMENT/JUDGE/PUBLIC SERVICE LAWYER
Early-bird: $525
Regular: $575

FIRST-TIME BUSINESS LAW SECTION SPRING MEETING ATTENDEE
Early-bird: $525
Regular: $575

*YOUNG LAWYER RATE
Early-bird: $525
Regular: $575

LAW STUDENT
FREE

*A young lawyer is an attorney who is under the age of 40 or who has been in practice for less than 10 years

SINGLE-DAY PASS - $390

Access to all non-ticketed events and programs on a specific day - Thursday, Friday or Saturday\

SINGLE-CLE PROGRAM PASS - $200

Access to a single CLE program - not specific to time, day, or CLE program

CANCELLATION POLICY

Refunds will be granted for all written requests received by March 8, 2019. Refunds will not be granted after this date; however, we will gladly accept substitutions for those unable to attend. Submit all refund and substitution requests to Quiana Nesbit - Quiana.Nesbit@americanbar.org.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Applications are available for a limited number of scholarships to defray the registration fee. Preference will be given to practitioners with limited means and to unemployed attorneys.

For registration fees over the amount of $500, attorneys who qualify will receive at least a 50% reduction in the registration fee. Please note, this does not include any reduction in meals, lodging, or travel costs associated with the course. For more information, please contact Quiana Nesbit at Quiana.Nesbit@americanbar.org no later than Friday, March 8, 2019.

ALL-ACCESS PASSES ARE IN DROP-DOWN BOX

Please note: Single-Day and Single-CLE Program Passes are not All-Access Passes and are only valid for the day purchased or one CLE Program.

All other rates in the drop-down box are All-Access Passes and permits access to all non-ticketed meetings and CLE programming.

On-Line Event Registration Release

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Platinum Sponsors

Fasken

Fasken

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Lawson Lundell

Lawson Lundell

Gold Sponsors

American Arbitration Association

American Arbitration Association

Borden Ladner Gervais

Borden Ladner Gervais

Farris

Farris

Mogan Daniels Slager

Mogan Daniels Slager

Silver Sponsors

Bennett Jones

Bennett Jones

Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock

Dentons

Dentons

Potter Anderson Corroon

Potter Anderson Corroon

Bronze Sponsors

Fox Rothschild

Fox Rothschild

Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell

JAMS

JAMS

Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie

Richards Layton & Finger

Richards Layton & Finger

Friends of the Section

Goodwin

Goodwin

McInnes Cooper

McInnes Cooper

Richards Buell Sutton

Richards Buell Sutton

Torkin Manes

Torkin Manes

Program Partner

The Canadian Bar Association

The Canadian Bar Association