2018 Annual Meeting Brochure and Registration Form Now Available Online

05/02/2018 - The Rhode Island Bar Association's 2018 Annual Meeting is on Thursday and Friday, June 21st and 22nd, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The meeting provides attendees with outstanding opportunities to learn, to improve your practice, socialize with your colleagues, and fulfill annual CLE requirements with 39 seminars on a variety of pertinent legal topics.

This year, our Thursday morning plenary speaker is Attorney Dean Strang of Strang Bradley, LLC, lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, and defense attorney for convicted Wisconsin murderer Steven Avery. Attorney Strang is perhaps best known nationwide for his role in the famed Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. During his presentation, Attorney Strang will reflect on the notable case, as well as cases throughout history, to suggest that legal professionals think more broadly about poverty and the forms of it seen in courthouses daily. And, our Friday afternoon plenary presentation by ReelTime CLE, a nationwide provider of interactive workshops and professional development training programs, will give us an eye-opener on the pitfalls of a challenging relationship with an attorney, colleague, client, or judge through the use of Hollywood film clips.

On Thursday night, during a reception, Bar award winners are lauded for outstanding achievements. On Friday, the Bar honors members who have achieved 50 years of service in the profession and bestows the Florence K. Murray Award. An address on the State of the Rhode Island Judiciary is delivered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell, and the Bar welcomes incoming Rhode Island Bar Association President Carolyn R. Barone.

While all Bar members will receive printed copies of the 2018 Annual Meeting brochure in the mail this week, the complete brochure is now available online by clicking here. And, for those who are ready to sign-up for the Annual Meeting, the online registration form is available by clicking here.   

Registration forms, with payment, may be mailed to the RI Law Center, or faxed to us at 401-421-2703. Save $25 by registering by June 15th!