THE ABA SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 2015 SPRING MEETING brings together over 1,200 leading international attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, policy makers, academics and NGO lawyers for a unique four day forum in the beautiful and historic city of Washington, DC. THE 2015 SPRING MEETING WILL OFFER YOU: • Networking opportunities with counterparts, decision makers and potential clients from around the world who are active in international practice areas; • An entire year’s worth of CLE and over 70 substantive concurrent panel sessions that will cover themes including: Africa/Eurasia; Americas/Middle East; Business Law; Business Regulation; Constituent; Disputes; Finance; Legal Practice; Public International Law; Tax, Estate and Individuals; and • Special programming for young lawyers, law students, and legal educators. OUTSTANDING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDING: • Receptions at the Flying Bridge, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the Library of Congress and Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill; • 3rd Annual International Human Rights Lobby Day; • Field Trip to the Law Library of Congress; and • Special Joint Swearing-In Ceremony before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade. LEARN, NETWORK, PARTICIPATE • Learn the latest from top experts and receive information that is relevant to you in your international law practice area; • Network with thought leaders and experts, policy makers, key international enforcers, decision makers and international leaders in the law particularly at our twice daily networking breaks, evening events and ticketed luncheons; and • Participate in specialized meetings with colleagues who share your areas of interest by attending committee working business meetings, division breakfasts and committee dinners; A “Must-Attend” meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues. Join us in Washington, DC for a spectacular SPRING Meeting! For more information and to register, please visit http://ambar.org/ILSpring2015 2015 SPRING MEETING - WASHINGTON, DC - REGISTRATION FORM Online registration is strongly encouraged. Pre-registration closes on April 15, 2015. All registrations received after April 15th (including on-site registrations) will be subject to a 15% increase in price. I. Registrant Information ABA ID # (if applicable): _______________________________ Name (First Middle Last): _____________________________________ (TYPE or PRINT your name CLEARLY as you wish it to appear on badge.) Firm/Organization: __________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________________ State/Province/Region: _______________________________________ Postal Code: ___________________Country: ___________________ Telephone: ______________________ Fax: ______________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________________ □ First-time attendee of a Section meeting? II. Program Registration Fees Fees are ALL INCLUSIVE. Admission includes all CLE programs and committee meetings (lunches & dinners excluded), and all Networking Breaks & Receptions. Check one of the following: Early Bird Until March 16 International Law Section Member Rates: Standard Until April 15 □ Full Section Member □ Full-time Law Student (not inclusive) $ 995 $ 75 $ 1150 $ 85 □ □ □ □ □ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Law student fee is not inclusive. Please refer to website for ticket purchases. Young Lawyer (35 years and under) Full-time Gov. / Academics / NGOs Corporate Counsel Solo / Small Practice / Retired Wed., Thur. OR Fri. Programming*(Select 1) ABA Member Rates: 450 195 300 400 450 525 225 345 450 525 □ Member □ Full-time Law Student (not inclusive) $ 1095 $ 85 $ 1250 $ 95 □ □ □ □ □ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Law student fee is not inclusive. Please refer to website for ticket purchases. Young Lawyer (35 years and under) Full-time Gov. / Academics / NGOs Corporate Counsel Solo / Small Practice / Retired Wed., Thur. OR Fri. Programming*(Select 1) Non-Member Rates: 525 225 395 495 495 625 275 495 595 595 □ Non-Member □ Full-time Law Student (not inclusive) $ 1195 $ 100 $ 1375 $ 125 □ □ □ □ □ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Law student fee is not inclusive. Please refer to website for ticket purchases. Young Lawyer (35 years and under) Full-time Gov. / Academics / NGOs Corporate Counsel Solo / Small Practice / Retired Wed., Thur. OR Fri. Programming*(Select 1) 695 325 525 625 695 Join the Section of International of Law and take advantage of the discounted Section Member registration rates! See Section VII of this form for more information. □ Speaker Day Only Registration* * Includes one (1) evening reception □ 595 295 450 550 600 $ 350 $ 350 Members of Cooperating Organizations May register under the member rates above. Please Provide the Name of Entity: ______________________________ III. Ticketed Event Fees Tickets are limited and subject to space availability. Onsite ticket sales close 24 hours before the event takes place; note that tickets may not be available onsite. Please be sure to indicate below how many tickets you require for each event & include accompanying guests. Event Name Qty Total $ Inclusive Guest Ticket for Evening Receptions ____@ $ 250.00 _____ (Individual guest tickets are available upon request) Wed., Luncheon with William Browder Wed., Committee Dinner at the Library of Congress Thurs., Luncheon with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Fri., Luncheon with Judge Joan Donoghue Section Chair’s 5k Run/2k Power Walk ____@ $ 75.00 _____ ____@ $ 85.00 _____ ____@ $ 75.00 _____ ____@ $ 75.00 _____ ____@ $ 35.00 _____ Wed., April 29 at 6:50 a.m. (Fee includes refreshments & commemorative T-shirt) IV. Special Add-On Events See Section XI for further descriptions. These are complimentary activities that are subject to space limitations. Registration deadline April 1st. Tues., CIT Joint Swearing-In Ceremony ____ # of participants Tues., International Law Lobby Day ____ # of participants Tues., Tour of the Law Library of Congress ____ # of participants Fees paid separately. V. Guest / Spouse Information Guests may attend ticketed events ONLY but must purchase a ticket for entry (see section IV, ticketed event fees). Guests will NOT be permitted into any CLE programming session unless they register as a conference attendee. Name of Guest: ______________________________________________ Firm/Organization: ___________________________________________ VI. Make Your Payment Return this form by mail to 1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 (ATTN SIL Meetings), fax (+1.202.662.1669) or email to email@example.com. Please make checks payable to ABA or fill in the credit card information below: Credit Card Type: □ Visa Total Payment: $(USD) Card Number: □ MasterCard □ American Express __________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Expiration Date: ____________________________CVV: ________________ Your signature: ____________________________________________ Date: ____________________________________________________ PAYING BY WIRE TRANSFER: Please include the following information when making payment via wire transfer: Name of Section: Meeting: Bank Name: Bank Address: Bank Routing #: Account Name: Section of International Law 2014 Fall Meeting JP Morgan Chase Bank 2218 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037 021000021 American Bar Association ADA Assistance I will require ADA assistance: □ Audio □ Visual □ Mobile CLE I will be requesting CLE for the following state(s): □ NY □ IL Dietary Restriction Do you require special dietary needs? If so, please describe: _____________________________________________________________ VII. Sign Up for International Law Section Membership International Law Section members enjoy global networking via more than 60 special interest and regional committees, access to 24,000+ legal professionals and students in 90 countries, Continuing Education & Professional Growth via Seasonal Meetings, Stand-alone programs and committee teleconferences and much more! Join today by visiting http://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law/membership.html and take advantage of the discounted Section Member registration fees for the 2014 Spring Meeting! Please note you must first be an ABA Member to join the Section of International Law. VIII. Refund Policy Cancellations must be made in writing and received by the Section office by April 15, 2015, for a full refund of fees, less a $100.00 administration fee. No refund of registration or fee for a ticketed event will be granted after that date except in the case of medical emergency or extenuating circumstances approved by the Section in its sole discretion. When a completed registration form and payment have been submitted to the Section office either by mail, email or fax, the registration is considered to be a firm commitment and you will be expected to pay the registration and any ticketed event fees, unless a written cancellation is received as set forth above. Any refunds issued will be processed to the credit card on file for individuals who made registration payment via credit card. IX. Travel Information The host hotel for the 2015 Spring Meeting is the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill has reserved a limited block of rooms for the group until April 6, 2015 at the special nightly rate of $289 plus applicable daily tax per room for single/double occupancy. Reservations may be made online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/BarAssociationSpring2015. The number of rooms available at this special rate is limited, so early booking is recommended. You are encouraged to make your airline reservations online via the American Bar Association (ABA) travel site where you automatically receive specially negotiated ABA airfare and car rental discounts from a variety of carriers. Simply visit http://www.americanbar.org/membership/benefits_of_ membership/travel_services.html to make your travel arrangements. If you have not used this site before, it only takes a few moments to establish a username and password allowing you to immediately book your reservations. X. MCLE/CLE Credit MCLE/CLE CREDIT: You will be required to fill in your State License Number on the MCLE/CLE sign in sheet at the 2014 Spring Meeting. Please come to the meeting with your license number(s) for those states you will be obtaining MCLE/CLE credit. MCLE/CLE credit has been requested. For delegates where MCLE/CLE is mandatory, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided onsite. XI. Special Event Descriptions Special Joint Swearing-In Ceremony before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to be admitted to practice before the Court of International Trade (CIT) and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Only Spring Meeting registrants may be sworn in at this ceremony. Fees for admission will be payable by interested registrants to the courts. Attendance is open to registrants’ guests. If you are interested in being admitted to practice before the CIT and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, please check the correct box on the Spring Meeting registration form. On-site registration for this ceremony is not available. International Law Lobby Day. From 9 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, April 28th, meetings attendees will have the opportunity to lobby on Capitol Hill prior to the conference. Those signed up for this event will receive an email prior to the conference to schedule visits to Senate and House of Representative offices. Tour of the Law Library of Congress. This interactive, hands-on field trip will introduce the collections and resources of the Law Library of Congress, the largest law library in the world. We will learn how to use the library's vast legal collection in person and from remote locations. We will learn about important recent changes when researching federal legislation online. We will meet some of the professional law librarians who maintain the collection of foreign and international law. And we will explore parts of the library not normally open to the public. The program will begin with an orientation lecture at the Law Library of Congress, from Peter L. Roudik, Director of the Global Legal Research Center, followed by small group meetings with national and regional experts from the professional library staff. We will then have a special tour of the Law Library of Congress including parts not normally open to the public.