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National Bar Association

Judicial Council & Board of Governors Mid-Winter Meeting

“Lifting as We Climb-Ensuring Justice & Equality”

January 26-30, 2011 San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino San Juan, Puerto Rico


NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING SAN JUAN MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO

GENERAL INFORMATION he National Bar Association Judicial Council and Board of Governors Mid-Winter Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 26 through Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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As the ideal destination, S an Juan, P uer to Rico allows its guests to enter paradise and esc ape into a wor ld d e fin e d by i t s r ic h c u l t u re, r a i n f o res t s , ne ver-ending oceans and resor ts. Attendees of the mid-winter meeting can enjoy the tropical paradise that P uer to Rico has to offer. For more i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t P u e r t o R i c o, y o u c a n v i s i t www.gotopuer tor ico.com.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION Additional ground transportation is available to and from the hotel by taxi, rental car or limo. Complimentary parking is available at the hotel. Avis Car Rental Information:Participants interested in renting a car can utilize the NBA group discount. Reservations can be made by calling Avis directly at 1-800331-1600 to receive the best car rental rates available. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number is A986897.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION National Bar Association (NBA) Member Pre-Registration for the Mid-Winter Meeting is $400.00 on or before January 14, 2011, and $475.00 on-site. (NBA and NBA Judicial Council dues must be current for the 2011-2012 year in order to register at the member rate.) Please complete the enclosed pre-registration form and forward it with your check or credit card information to the National Bar Association, 1225 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Credit card payment may be faxed to 202-289-6170. Please do not mail or fax preregistration information after January 14, 2011. You may also wish to register online at www.nationalbar.org.

Dress attire may be island casual. However, for the Luncheon and Convocation, Business Casual/Jackets are required . All judges are requested to wear their robes for the Judicial Council Convocation on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

HOTEL INFORMATION The room rate for the meeting is $180.00 per room, single or double occupancy, plus the resort fee of 12%. Rates are good three days before and three days after the NBA meeting dates, subject to availability. Please make your hotel reservations by January 3, 2011.

Dates to Remember: Hotel Reservation Deadline January 3, 2011 Pre-Registration Deadline January 14, 2011

To make your reservation call 787-722-7000 ext.44 or (888) 817-2033 or fax your reservation information to 1-787-289-6082 and refer to the National Bar Association. All reservations must be accompanied by the first night’s room deposit. The deposit will hold a room until you arrive. Check -in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

AIRLINE INFORMATION American Airlines is the official airlines for the National Bar Association 2011 Judicial Council & Board of Governors Mid-Winter Meeting. To obtain the airline discounted rate please call 1-800-433-1790 and refer to authorization number: 1811AU.

NBA JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING

JANUARY 26 - 30, 2011

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO


NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING SAN JUAN MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO

PRELIMINARY AGENDA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011, CONTINUED

7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Second Annual Judicial Council Golf Tournament

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Youth Outreach

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

SEMINAR II

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Judicial Council Executive Committee Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Session

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SEMINAR I

CHANGING JUROR DEMOGRAPHICS AND ATTITUDES IN THE 21ST CENTURY Objective: Explore the changing racial, ethnic, and economic juror demographics and analyze the potential impact on verdicts and awards. We will also explore the challenges of Google, blogs and tweets as we discuss preserving the integrity of the jury trial while balancing the unintended consequences of the Information/Technology Age.

MANAGING CASES WITH PRO SE LITIGANTS: INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATE ENTITIES Objective: Explore effective ways of managing courts faced with the rise in the number of Pro Se Litigants in a time of economic downturn and the impact on an already overburdened judicial system forced to work harder with fewer resources. We will also discuss the role of judges and lawyers in working with Pro Se Litigants – both individuals and corporate entities 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Tenth Annual Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Judicial Council Luncheon Guest Speaker (TBA)

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Judicial Council Chair-Elect’s Planning Meeting

7:00 p.m.

Chair’s Reception

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

NBA President-Elect’s Planning Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

National Bar Institute Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NBA Board of Governors Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SEMINAR III

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

NBA Executive Committee Meeting Judicial Council Convocation (Robe attire is requested)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011

STRESS MANAGEMENT: HOW TO LIVE A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE ON AND OFF THE BENCH. Objective: Receive practical advice from medical and fitness professionals on health, nutrition, and fitness. Hear tips from colleagues on how to destress after a long and hard fought case. Learn how live a healthy lifestyle that will promote physical fitness and emotional well being as you prepare for a long and happy retirement.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Judicial Council Business Meeting

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NBA Divisions, Sections, Regions & Committee Meetings

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NBA Board of Governors Meeting (TBD)

1:00 p.m. - until

On your own!

NBA JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING

JANUARY 26 - 30, 2011

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO


NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING SAN JUAN MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM Mr./Mrs./Ms./Hon. Name ________________________________________________ Member No. __________________ Check here if:  address change/update Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

City ____________________________________________ State _______________________ Zip _______________________ First Name (as you wish it to appear on your badge) _______________________ E-mail Address ______________________ Work Telephone ( )_________________ Home Telephone ( )___________________ Fax ( )________________ 

Please check here if you require special services.



Please check here if you have or will make reservations at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

Attach description of special requirements.

REG I ST R AT I ON F E E S  

Member Pre-Registration - Before January 14, 2011 On-Site Member Registration

$400 $475

 

Non-Member Pre-Registration - Before January14, 2011 On-Site Non-Member Registration

$450 $525

 

Guest Pre-Registration - Before January 14, 2011 $250 On-Site Guest Registration *Guest Name: _______________________ $300 (*Required)

METHOD OF PAYMENT    

Check/Money Order No: _______________________________________________ Purchase Order No: ____________________________________________________ Credit Card  MC  VISA  AMEX  DINERS CLUB  DISCOVER CARD Card No. _______________________________ Expiration Date _______________ Total $___________________ Signature: __________________________________

3 WAYS TO REGISTER 1. Fax this completed registration form with credit card information to: 202-289-6170. 2. Make checks payable and mail this completed registration form with payment to: National Bar Association, 1225 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 3. Go to www.nationalbar.org to register online. ALL Conference Registration Fees include the Welcome Reception, CLE Seminars and the A. Leon Higginbotham Luncheon. NBA and Judicial Council dues must be current for 2011 - 2012 in order to register at the member rate. Pre-Registration forms must be received or faxed (with credit card information) on or before January 14, 2011. Cancellation Policy: Registration fee less a $50 handling charge will be refunded if written cancellation request is postmarked by January 14, 2011. Return Check Fee: $40 per check.

NBA JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING

JANUARY 26 - 30, 2011

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO


NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING SAN JUAN MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM Reservations Must Be Made By JANUARY 3, 2011 (Please print or type)

Arrival Date _______________ Time _________ Departure Date _______________ No. of Rooms ________ Type of Accommodation:

 Regular  Single

 Suite  Double

(Check One) (Check One)

Name ________________________________________ Sharing with ____________________________________ Organization ___________________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________ State________________ Zip______________________ Daytime Telephone (

)_______________________________________________________________________

 Check here if special assistance is required and attach description of special requirements. Room rates are $180.00 + tax per room, single or double occupancy, plus the resort fee of 12%. Rates are good three days before and three days after the NBA meeting dates, subject to availability. All reservations must be accompanied by the first night’s room deposit. The deposit will hold a room until you arrive. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

METHOD OF PAYMENT  Check/Money Order No.:_____________________________________________________________________  MasterCard  VISA  Discover  AMEX  Diners Club  CREDIT CARD: Card No._______________________ Exp. Date ________ Signature ___________________________________ Fax to: SAN JUAN MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO 1309 ASHFORD AVENUE SAN JUAN, 00907 PUERTO RICO Phone: 1-787-722-7000 or 1-888-817-2033 Fax: 1-787-289-6082

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NBA JUDICIAL COUNCIL & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING

JANUARY 26 - 30, 2011

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO


NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION 1225 11th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001-4217

Non-Profit Class U.S. Postage P A I D Permit No. 7163 Washington, DC

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 3, 2011 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2011

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION JUDICIAL COUNCIL DIVISION & BOARD OF GOVERNORS MID-WINTER MEETING JANUARY 26 - 30, 2011

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO


Mid-Winter Preliminary Agenda