California Bar Journal
CBJ - August 2009 #02.
San Diego will host the State Bar's 82nd Annual Meeting
California Bar JournalAugust 2009San Diego will host the State Bar's 82nd Annual MeetingThe 82nd State Bar Annual Meeting will be held next month in San Diego, offering more than 100 continuing education courses, a reception aboard the USS Midway and a wide variety of networking opportunities for California lawyers.
Legal professionals can combine business with pleasure, taking advantage of the beach city's varied cultural offerings while taking a break from the numerous MCLE courses, interspersed with luncheons, dinners and entertainment. Register
Meetings and educational courses will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Participants can earn up to 18.5 hours of MCLE credit, have access to an Internet Cafe in the exhibition hall, and, if so inclined, exhibit work in the annual bench and bar art show.
Courses will be organized among four educational tracks: technology, solo practice, substantive law and practice skills. Specialized programs for the young lawyer will be offered as well as those designed for an advanced audience.
Attendees can check their e-mail and keep up with the demands of their practices by taking advantage of one of the Internet kiosks located throughout the meeting. One hour of MCLE credit in prevention and detection of substance abuse can be earned by picking up a complimentary self-study audio CD at the bar's Lawyer Assistance Program booth in the exhibit hall.
For detailed information on the events and educational programs, as well as hotel and travel arrangements, visit calbar.ca.gov/annual meeting. Early-bird registration, offering the lowest fees and best chance of enrolling in the MCLE courses of your choice, must be completed by Aug. 10. (Pre-registration does not guarantee space in a class - many programs sell out quickly.) After Aug. 10, registration fees increase by $100. Aug. 17 is the deadline for pre-registration; after that date, registration will be onsite only. A single registration fee buys entry to all but the special ticketed events.
The meeting kicks off Sept. 10 with a luncheon address by Katty Kay, the Washington correspondent for BBC World News American. A complimentary opening night reception will be held in the Exhibit Hall, where dozens of vendors of legal...