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Education Newsletter Dear WRBLSA Supporter, December 2012 Volume Elect for Los Angeles County, Jackie9, Lacey, the VII General Counsel and National Bar Association President John Page, and the Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, Angela Rye.

On behalf of the Western Region’s Executive Board of the National Black Law Students Association, I would like to invite you to our Regional Convention. The Western Regional Convention will be held from January 9 - 12th, 2013 at the DoubleTree Downtown Los Angeles hotel at 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012.

We hope that you will be able to join us in Los Angeles. You can register to attend the convention at www.nblsa.org/wrblsaconvention

This year, we have taken great strides in an effort to increase the value of the WRBLSA Regional Convention for our members, alumni and supporters alike. These efforts include increasing the opportunities for interaction and communication between the legal community and WRBLSA members. With the help of all of our sponsors, we have a fantastic lineup of speakers and panels including but not limited to the new District Attorney

Sincerely,

Christopher Sanders, Regional Chair

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2012-2013


Convention Schedule Wednesday, January 9th

Friday, January 11th (Cont.)

5:00 - 7:00 PM: Registration

7:00 - 9:00 PM: Chair’s Welcome Reception 9:30 - 10:30 PM: Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition & Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Competitor’s Meetings.

11:30 - 2:30 PM: Community Engagement & Leadership Luncheon featuring John Page, General Counsel of Golden Foods and President of the National Bar Association. Programming starts at 12:00 PM PST. 2:30 - 4:00 PM: Plenary Session #2 Board Reports, Constitutional Amendments and Floor Nominations.

Thursday, January 10th 7:00 - 9:00 AM: Breakfast

4:30 - 5:30 PM: Student Loan Management Panel hosted by GL Advisor.

7:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration 7:00 - 5:00 PM: Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition & Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.

6:30 - 7:30 PM: Informational Job Fair.

Saturday, January 12th *Business Clothing Drive Collection Bin All Day

12:30 - 2:00 PM: Plenary Session #1

8:00 PM - 10:00: Breakfast

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Sister-to-Sister & Brother-to-Brother Panel Discussions; gender specific discussions on successfully navigating the legal profession.

8:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Registration 7:00 - 5:00 PM: Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition & Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.

4:30 - 5:00 PM: Special Achievement Award ceremony celebrating the election of Jackie Lacey as the new District Attorney for Los Angeles County.

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Pre-Law Panel & Brown Bag Discussion. 1:45 - 3:00 PM: Intellectual Property Law Panel sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis.

5:00 - 7:00 PM: Welcome to Los Angeles Welcome Reception sponsored by Perkins Coie.

3:30 - 5:30 PM: Plenary Session # 3 Regional Elections

Friday, January 11th *Business Clothing Drive Collection Bin All Day

6:30 - 9:00 PM: Awards Dinner & Gala featuring Keynote Speaker, Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus.

7:00 - 9:00 AM: Breakfast 7:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration 7:00 - 5:00 PM: Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition & Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. 2


Conventiom Invite Letter & Schedule