January 19, 2017

Inside Business Law (January 2017)

2017 Spring Meeting

In 12 weeks, the Business Law Section is heading to New Orleans for the 2017 Spring Meeting. The Spring Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans April 5–8, 2017.

Attend the Spring Meeting to:

  • Expand your knowledge to stay on the cutting edge of the law and learn from the experts from over 90 CLE programs
  • Design your experience to connect with thought leaders at substantive meetings and social events
  • Collaborate with professionals in every practice area
  • Build your network with corporate counsel, private practitioners, judges and regulators
  • Experience committee dinners hosted at restaurants throughout New Orleans

Read on for information on registration, special events, and more!


Register by February 3, 2017, to save $50. Special discounts are available for young lawyers and first-timers.

Special Events

In addition to the Section Luncheon and Section Dinner, attendees are invited to attend several special events throughout the meeting.

  • Every day, attendees will have the opportunity to wake up early and join the Business Law Section Health Club with a scenic walk or run through the neighborhoods of New Orleans.  Each participant will receive a T-shirt.
  • Kick off your meeting the night before at the Diversity Networking Reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on April 5.
  • All first-time meeting attendees are invited to a special welcome breakfast at 9:30 am on April 6 featuring a meet and great with Section Chair Bill Johnston and other committee leaders.
  • New networking event! Attendees are invited to join ABA President Linda Klein and Section Leaders at the Section Connection Reception from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on April 6.

Speaker Information

Hundreds of speakers volunteer their time and expertise to create excellent programming at the Section Spring Meeting. The Section is appreciative of the vital role speakers play in cultivating successful CLE programs, committee, and subcommittee meetings.

We hope to see you there!


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