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CONVENTION PREVIEW


TABLE CONTENTS 3

Registration Information

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Hotel Accommodations

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Convention Agenda

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Panels

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Dress Code

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2014 NEBLSA REGIONAL CONVENTION

Announcement


Dear NEBLSA Members,

You are cordially and personally invited to the culminating event of the year, the 46th Annual NEBLSA Regional Convention taking place in Albany, NY from January 22rd-26th, 2014. This year’s convention promises to be great like all the ones before it, and caters to you, the members. We have an exciting lineup of programing, as well as networking opportunities, and of course the much anticipated Awards Gala. Based on the response and feedback provided regarding our new Convention format that was instituted last year, we have retained the shorter Convention schedule. We have done this to accommodate your needs, lives, and budgets as law students. To this, we have packed the traditional one-week Convention schedule into one great, fun-filled weekend. The Frederick Douglass Moot Court and Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial competitions will commence on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 with the Competitors dinner and meeting. The convention programming will begin on Friday, January 24, 2014; however, members are more than welcome to arrive early to observe the competitions. Don’t let the shorter convention scare you. This year’s convention still has an exciting schedule of events. This year’s kickoff to the Convention will be our Regional Lobby Day, where we will meet with legislators in Albany to discuss the advocacy topics NBLSA is focused on, such as dismantling the school to prison pipeline, and education reform. Additionally, the panels and workshops, hosted by our region’s elite attorneys, and three plenary sessions give you an opportunity to share ideas and enact change in the region. Lastly, you will also have the opportunity to elect the region’s new executive board. I hope that this Convention Preview gives you an adequate overview of the weekend so that you can prepare for a great time in Albany, NY. I hope to see you soon!

Warmest Regards,

Clais Daniels-Edwards Regional Chair, 2013-2014

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Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a happy holiday season!! As the New Year is upon us, so is Convention Season!!


CONVENTION REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The final registration deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2014. All fees must be paid prior to the convention. There will be no on-site registration. There will be no refunds. Registration Fees: • NBLSA Member • Delegate • Competitor/Coach • NBLSA Alumni • NBLSA Current & Past National Board Members • NEBLSA Gala Ticket • Pre-Law Student

$150* $150* $125* $100 $100 $50 $0

*All dues must be paid in order to qualify as a NBLSA Member/Competitor.

Volunteer Bailiffs are needed. Discounted registration is available for those who volunteer. If you are interested, please contact Jasmine Liverpool at neblsa.mootcourt@nblsa.org or Keli Young at neblsa.mocktrial@nblsa.org.

Please complete your registration here: http://nblsa.site-ym.com/event/2014neblsaconvention

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Registration fees include all meals, receptions, access to workshops, competitions, and social events. Register separately for your hotel accommodations (See Below).


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Double $109 p/night King $109 p/night Suite: $244 p/night

RESERVE TODAY: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/A/ALBHHHF-1GLC20140121/index.jhtml

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LOCATION: Hilton Albany 40 Lodge St. Albany, New York, USA 12207


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 Registration Opens

6:00PM

Competitions Meeting (Mandatory)

7:00PM

Welcome to Albany Alumni Reception

10:00PM – 2:00AM

NEBLSA Social Event

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014

Competitor & Coaches Dinner

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014

7:00AM – 6:00PM

Convention Registration Opens

7:00AM – 9:00AM

Breakfast

7:00AM – 5:00PM

Registration Open

9:00AM – 10:15AM

Alternative Careers in the Law

7:00AM – 9:00AM

Breakfast

10:30AM – 11:45AM

Plenary Session II

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Competition Rounds

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Dean’s Luncheon

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Competitors Luncheon

1:45PM – 3:00PM

Plenary Session III

1:30PM – 5:00PM

Competition Rounds

1:45PM – 3:00PM

Building Your Brand & Professionalism

5:00PM – 8:00PM

NEBLSA Hospitality Suite

3:15PM – 5:00PM

Civil Rights Town Hall

3:15PM – 5:00PM

Plenary Session IV (if needed)

6:00PM – 7:00PM

Pre-Gala Reception

7:00PM – 9:00PM

Awards Gala

10:00PM – 2:00AM

After Glow

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014 7:00AM – 6:00PM

Registration Open

7:00AM – 9:00AM

Breakfast

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Competition Rounds

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Convention Community Service: Clothes Drive & Lobby Visits

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Alumni Luncheon

2:00PM – 4:00 PM

Opening Plenary Session

4:00PM – 5:15PM

Public Interest Panel

4:00PM – 5:15PM

Working in Government Panel

SUNDAY, JANAURY 26, 2014 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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Newly Elected Members Transition Meeting

2014 NEBLSA REGIONAL CONVENTION

5:00PM

6:30PM – 9:00PM


PANELS

Life as a Government Attorney Looking for job security? Or a job that can develop your legal skills early on in your career? Serving the government is not only prestigious but provides a regular life for attorneys. Come learn about life as government attorney, the things you should do in law school to get there, and what it takes to become a sought after government attorney. Alternative Careers Scandal character, attorney Olivia Pope has used her skills to become the most sought after problem solver in the nation. If you are unsure of what to do in the legal field once you graduate or you do not want to be a practicing attorney, learn about using your lawyering skills in fields outside of the law and the benefits and the disadvantages of not practicing Professionalism and Building Your Brand Upon graduation, your law degree will be worth over $100,000, but how do you market yourself to show you are someone worth hiring? Do you have a personal advisory board to advise you on your career decisions, do you have one thing that makes you stand out or a personal style that shows your personality but flexible enough to navigate and adapt to different work environments? This workshop is dedicated to making sure you have the tools to answer these questions and much more! Civil Rights in the 21st Century In today’s world, many people say the Civil Rights Movement is behind us. However, it has simply evolved. What is Civil Rights in the 21st Century? What are the policy implications and strategies? What issues are at the forefront of Civil Rights today? Come learn what it means to practice civil rights in the 21st Century, and what steps you can take as a law student to help the Civil Rights Movement of today.

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Public Interest Public Defender? Prosecutor? Working on the state or the federal level? What is it to mean to work for the public good, and be a zealous advocate for your client in the public interest world? Come learn about what it means to be a public interest attorney in today’s world, and the steps required to become a successful public interest attorney.


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Competitors Meeting Competitors Dinner- Casual Welcome to Albany/Alumni Reception- Cocktail or Business Professional Night time socials – Cocktail Attire Panels, Plenaries, and Competitions- Business Professional Pre-Gala Reception and Awards Gala- Formal Preferred Transition Meeting- Business Casual

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DRESS CODE


http://www.nblsa.org/neblsaconvention/

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We hope to See You There!

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