ABA Section of International Law 2010 Spring Meeting
Posted by Sean Bellah, SMU Dedman School of Law
Gather with over a thousand other international law attorneys at the Grand Hyatt New York from April 13-17.
The event will be heavily attended by a multitude of international attorneys from numerous countries. The 2008 Spring Meeting had 1400 attendees from 49 countries, but this year’s registration is paced to have even more attendees. There are over 70 programs planned total. It all begins Tuesday, April 13th with “Fundamentals” programs focused on discussing the actual applications of working on cross-border matters. Additionally, Tuesday will be finished off with a networking event and opening reception.
The programs continue over the next day with five concurrent programs in each time slot to provide a multitude of choices for all interests. There are also program tracks that span only three days and are dedicated to specific areas such as dispute resolution, business transactions, corporate counsel, and public international law. In addition to the program tracks, there are “mini-tracks” that span only one or two days on customs/trade, antitrust, and cross-border real estate. These “mini-tracks” should be very attractive to practitioners in those fields who may take advantage of the single-day registration rates.
Wednesday will also have the full-day “Managing Partner Summit” that will have leaders of more than twenty law firms sharing their insights on managing law firms and attracting the best attorneys.
Besides the informative discussions there are multiple other reasons that ABA wants attorneys to attend. First, an attorney can receive a year’s worth of CLE credit. Attorneys will also be able to network in some of the most beautiful locations in New York. Lastly, most of the International Law’s 60 Sections will be attending the 2010 Spring Meeting providing attorneys with the opportunity to become more involved and network in specific areas.
ABA Section of International Law has arranged for special rates at the Grand Hyatt New York. Prices and Dates are available on the 2010 Spring Meeting website.
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Over a thousand international law attorneys will gather at the Grand Hyatt New York from April 13-17.