Spring in Montreal
By Jay E. Ray
Jay E. Ray is Chair of the Young Lawyer Division and practices with Moseley Law PC in Dallas, Texas.
From May 3 through 5, 2007, at the YLD Spring Conference, attendees will have a unique opportunity to broaden their legal perspectives and skills, to network, and to create lifelong memories at a joint meeting in Montreal between the YLD and the Association de Jeune Barreau de Montreal (AJBM, also known as the Young Bar Association of Montreal).
Many Americans, tourists and professionals alike, have not been to this beautiful, unique, and exciting city or experienced its enchantments: historic old town, thousands of shops and excellent restaurants, French culture, and exotic nightlife. But Montreal was chosen because of the strength of the AJBM and the inherent opportunities for large numbers of U.S. and Canadian young lawyers to share perspectives and socialize.
As Chair of the Division, I have had the great fortune to represent American young lawyers at several international meetings. Through this joint conference with the AJBM, I hope to give their volunteers and members similar opportunities to broaden and diversify our legal experience. The substantive programming will cover cross-border and international issues in addition to our usual practice areas and will include “speed networking” between U.S. and Canadian lawyers.
This conference will feature something for everyone and will be an event to remember. Make plans to join us—and be sure your passport is in order if you intend to fly; you must have one for border crossings to and from Canada. For additional information visit the ABA YLD’s web site at www.abanet.org/yld/spring07.