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2013 NEBLSA REGIONAL CONVENTION CONVENTION PREVIEW


TABLE CONTENTS 4

Awards Gala Keynote Speaker

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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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2013 NEBLSA REGIONAL CONVENTION

Announcement


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Dear Members,

I would like to be first to officially invite you to the culminating event of the year, the 45th Annual NEBLSA Regional Convention taking place in Cambridge, Massachusetts from January 23rd-27th, 2013. 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. We have made a major change in order to accommodate your needs and lives as law students. In an effort to place school first, we have condensed our action packed week into a fun-filled weekend. We hope this will be a welcomed change. The competitions will commence at their regularly scheduled times but the convention programming will begin on Friday, January 25, 2013.

I hope that this Convention Preview gives you an overview of what will be a great weekend so that you can get ready for Beantown. I hope to see you soon!

Pleasantries,

Bomopregha A. Julius Northeast Regional Chair ’12-‘13

Don’t let the shorter convention scare you. This year’s

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Let me first say, what a year! It’s funny how these things go so fast. It was just yesterday that I took office. Thank you all for your support this year; it was greatly appreciated.

convention still has an exciting schedule of events. As always, we will kick off the convention with the Welcome to Boston Reception/Alumni Reception. Then we have two days filled with panels and workshops, which are being hosted by top attorneys in the region, and three plenary sessions to give you the members an opportunity to enact change in the region. You will also have the opportunity to elect the region’s new executive board. This will all culminate with the Awards Gala, featuring Frederick Morton, Jr. the founder of Tempo Networks, Inc., as well as the crowning of the top competitors in the region, and finally the naming of the Chapter of the Year.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKER FREDERICK MORTON, JR.

Born and raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands to Nevisian parents, Morton was aware - even as a boy - that the Caribbean held an irresistible magnetism. “Its music, its history, its breathtaking scenery - the place is earth's last Eden!” Morton also knew that someday he would deliver that joy to people everywhere. With characteristic drive, he set about achieving the world-class qualifications that would someday help him realize his dream. A law degree from Rutgers University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University were just the beginning. As an attorney at the prestigious New York law firm of Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett, Morton represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. His stature rose even further when he became Corporate Counsel for Johnson & Johnson and then joined Viacom Inc. where he quickly rose to Chief Litigation Counsel. His mentor was the famed Attorney Johnnie Cochran. By the time Morton became MTV Networks’ Deputy General Counsel of Business and Legal Affairs; he had amassed a shockingly concentrated amount of high- profile legal experience in under the course of a decade. He’d also maintained his passionate immersion in Caribbean culture. He

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knew, with an almost prophetic sense, that he would one day be able to combine the two and create a groundbreaking venture. Indeed he did. With facts, savvy and his background as a native son at the ready, Morton has brought forth a Caribbean Tempo that has permeated the hearts and souls of Caribbean people. “There are millions of Caribbean people in and out of the Caribbean, all around the world, that embody the enduring spirit of the region…..a spirit of an extraordinary people with an extraordinary story ready to be told". He knew Tempo could serve as a dedicated platform to enhance the further development of the Caribbean and its formidable people. “Tempo will be the ultimate platform for the entire Caribbean experience,” says Morton. “Caribbean people have a passion for living which shines through everything they do. Tempo will be the bridge to this culturally rich and trendsetting community.” As Founder, Chairman & CEO, Morton is at the helm of an astonishingly vast undertaking. But, he says with characteristic assurance of a creatively (almost mystically) driven soul, “the love of God, passion and faith will most certainly clear the way”. This is a man constantly erupting with ideas and too forward- thinking to rest on his already considerable laurels. “I like to say that it's not about eureka moments, it's about a eureka lifetime”…A lifetime he has devoted to the upliftment of the Caribbean.

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Frederick Morton, Jr. is the visionary behind Tempo Networks, a dynamic celebration of all things Caribbean. Morton, who is the consummate creative thinker, with a laser beam ability to execute and impeccable credentials to back him up, is emphatic that Tempo can deliver the full scope of Caribbean culture to the entire world.


CONVENTION REGISTRATION INFORMATION

A late fee of $25 applies to registrants after December 31, 2012. There will be no on-site registration. The final registration deadline is Monday, January 21, 2013. All fees must be paid prior to the convention. There will be no refunds. Registration Fees: • NBLSA Member • Delegate • Competitor/Coach • Guest/Non-BLSA Member • Pre-Law Student

$150* $150* $100* $175 $75

*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 Chris Ellis Jr. at neblsa.mootcourt@nblsa.org or Chelsea Johnson at neblsa.mocktrial@nblsa.org. Additionally, a convention scholarship is available: http://neblsa.wufoo.com/forms/neblsa-convention-scholarship-application/.

Please complete your registration here: https://nblsa.ps.membersuite.com/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=8659d9fd-0078-4ddd-9e8dd848a6b71c69.

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2013 NEBLSA REGIONAL CONVENTION

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


HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

RATE:

Double King

$109 $144

RESERVE TODAY: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10098518

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LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston 575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02139-4896


PROGRAMMING PREVIEW

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 6:00PM

Competitions Meeting (Mandatory)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Competitors Breakfast

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Competitions Rounds

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Executive Board Dinner With the Competitors

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013

8:00AM – 10:00AM

Convention Registration Opens

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Final Business Session

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Panel

11:15AM – 12:15PM

Panel

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Diversity Luncheon

2:15PM – 3:15PM

Panel

2:15PM – 3:15PM

Panel

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Panel

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Panel

6:00PM – 7:00PM

Pre-Gala Reception

7:00PM – 9:00PM

Awards Gala After Glow

8:00AM – 9:00 AM

Registration Opens

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Breakfast

0:00AM – 12:00PM

Career Center

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Convention Community Service: Blood Drive

10:00PM – 10:00PM

2:00PM – 3:00 PM

Opening Plenary Session

SUNDAY, JANAURY 27, 2013

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Panel

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Morning Inspirational Breakfast

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Second Business Session

11:30AM – 12:30PM

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Welcome to Boston/Alumni Reception

Newly Elected Members Transition Meeting

10:00PM – 2:00AM

NEBLSA Social Event

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The following schedule is a preliminary convention schedule. A finalized schedule will be available in early January.


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PANELS The Real Life Scandal: Using Your Law Degree in Practices Other than the Law- 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

Become an Asset: Life as an In-House AttorneyInterested in working for a private company but want a manageable schedule and the opportunity to represent the interests of one client, the company, in various fields? So you’ve heard that in-house counsel is made up of firm veterans and years of experience is required before you would even be considered? See if the rumors are true. Come learn about life as an in-house attorney, the career path that others took to get there, and the benefits of choosing this career path.

Dress for the Job you want Not the Job you have: Developing Your Own Personal Network and Personal 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!

NEBLSA Legal: Firm Attorney Edition; the Good, the Bad, the Ugly -. Life as a practicing attorney in a firm requires an understanding of business, dedication to the firm, and the ability to navigate different needs. Learn everything they didn't tell you about being an attorney at a firm, what the associate experience is like, and how you can find your way into a firm even if you did not have a summer associate position. Because our generation has the highest recorded level of student debt, firms are the best option for paying off your student loans. But do you really have what it takes to survive firm life? Becoming Your Own Manager: Going Solo – Want to be your own boss? Think you can manage your own firm? Hear from the experts about whether going solo would be the right choice for you, how to manage your own business and the do’s and don’ts of the solo practice.

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Being Your Own Sponsor: Financial and Debt Management – For a majority of us, graduating as a student today means you will leave with a mortgage debt. How do you manage? What if you’re unemployed? Or a have a family to sustain? Learn about how you can manage your debt and who can help guide you through it. Come to a panel that will leave you more relieved about your future finances than when you first walk through the door.

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Advising the Nation: Representing and Serving 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.


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Competitors Meeting Competitors Dinner- Casual Welcome to Boston/Alumni Reception- Cocktail or Business Professional Night-time Socials – Upscale Club Attire Panels, Plenaries, and Competitions- Business Professional Pre-Gala Reception and Awards Gala- Black Tie Preferred Inspirational Breakfast- Business Casual

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DRESS CODE


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