2017 Capitol Hill Day

2017 Capitol Hill Day
April 20, 2017
Washington, DC

Plan to participate in this acclaimed event as FBA leaders from across the country meet with House and Senate offices to discuss important FBA legislative issues that impact the administration of justice and the federal courts. During meetings on Capitol Hill, FBA participants will discuss issues most critical to our Third Branch of government, including: adequate funding for the federal courts, filling judicial vacancies promptly, and sufficient judgeships to render justice. 

Between meetings, participants may have the opportunity to visit the Senate and House galleries, the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court for a lecture beginning in the Grand Hall at 1:30 pm and brief greeting in the West Conference Room at 2:00 pm with Clerk Scott S. Harris.

FBA Capitol Hill Day is becoming more popular each year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help broaden FBA's visibility and influence in Congress. 

View the 2016 Capitol Hill Day Recap
2017 Capitol Hill Day Preparatory Materials

Please note that CHD participants are responsible for scheduling their Senate and House office meetings in advance of Capitol Hill Day. Participants attending from the same state should coordinate with each other to assure that only one meeting with each Senate office is scheduled.

Below are a few CHD preparatory materials for review.

2017 Capitol Hill Day Prep Call – March 22, 2017

CHD Prep Call Agenda
  1. Welcome
    West Allen, Chair, Government Relations Committee
  2. Scheduling Hill Meetings and Hill Logistics
    Bruce Moyer, Counsel for Government Relations
  3. Tips and Advice from CHD Veterans
    Maria Vathis and Ben Brodsky
  4. FBA Policy Priorities
    West Allen and Bruce Moyer
  5. Next Steps
  6. Questions?
Capitol Hill Day is held in conjunction with the 2017 Leadership Training Program (April 21-22, 2017). All chapters, sections, and divisions are encouraged to send a representative to this event.

Because reimbursement is available for chapter representative attendees of the Leadership Training Program, these attendees will only need to incur the cost of one additional night of lodging. Section and Division representatives should follow National Policy No. 9-5 guidelines regarding reimbursement and receive approval from the Chair and Treasurer of their Section/Division.

Questions? Contact Debbie Smith, Chapters Coordinator at 571-481-9113 or dsmith@fedbar.org.

Individual meeting registration is required for attendees.

Register Online or Download the Registration Form and email it to Debbie Smith at dsmith@fedbar.org.
8:00 – 9:00 am

Coffee/Continental Breakfast
325 Russell Senate Office Building

9:00 – 9:45 am

FBA Group Photo and Call to Action
325 Russell Senate Office Building

10:00 a.m.

Participant Meetings with Senate and House Offices Begin
*Continue into the afternoon


On Your Own

4:00 – 5:00 pm Group Debriefing on Hill Meetings
325 Russell Senate Office Building

Participants of Capitol Hill Day are responsible for their booking travel and lodging in connection with this event.

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved at the Capital Hilton at $244/night (plus state and local taxes).

Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 31 to receive the discounted rate. 

Call 202-393-1000 and refer to the "FBA Leadership Meeting" to reserve your room.


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