2017 Annual Meeting and Convention

Join the Federal Bar Association in Atlanta, Georgia this September! The 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention will be located at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, situated in the heart of an active downtown scene. This hotel is within walking distance of some of Atlanta’s most famous tourist attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, College Football Hall of Fame and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Guests will also be able to easily take advantage of the famous Peachtree Street, home to some of Atlanta’s best restaurants and bars. You can’t beat the convenience factor – and no other downtown Atlanta hotel can beat the height. Soaring 73 stories above the city, the Westin Peachtree Atlanta is one of the city’s most famous architectural landmarks - with an exterior scenic glass elevator, no less!

The 2017 Convention will also feature offsite receptions sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter at the following locations:

Thursday Evening Reception
September 14, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Atlanta History Center 

Friday Evening Reception
September 15, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Three Ways to Register:
1) Register Online
2) Fax the PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090
3) Mail the PDF Registration Form to Federal Bar Association; Attn: 2017 Convention; PO Box 79395; Baltimore, MD 21279 

Full Convention Registration

Early Bird (on or before 08/04/17) 

Regular (after 08/04/17) 

Sustaining Member 










CLE Only Registration

Early Bird (on or before 08/04/17) 

Regular (after 08/04/17)

THU+FRI Sustaining Member



THU+FRI Member



THU+FRI Nonmember


THU+FRI Student


THU Only Sustaining Member



THU Only Member



THU Only Nonmember


THU Only Student


FRI Only Sustaining Member



FRI Only Member



FRI Only Nonmember


FRI Only Student


FRI YLD Emerging Professional Program


Social Event Registration
Complimentary Evening Receptions (Open to all Full Convention and CLE Only Registrants)
Welcome Reception (Thu.) Complimentary 
Chapter Reception (Fri.) Complimentary 
Swearing-In Ceremony (Fri.) Complimentary 
Ticketed Events (All ticketed events are included in Full Convention Registrations)

Younger Lawyers Division Luncheon (Thu.)

Fellows of the Foundation Luncheon (Fri.) $75
FBA Awards Luncheon (Sat.) $75
Presidential Installation Banquet (Sat.) $140
Presidential Installation Banquet Guest (Sat.)
- One (1) presidential installation banquet guest ticket permitted per one (1) regular ticket purchase

Swearing In Ceremony

Attorneys interested in being admitted to the bar of the Eleventh Circuit on Friday, September 15, should CLICK HERE for registration, application and payment information. All applications and payments must be filed directly through the court by Monday, July 31. Any questions about the application or ceremony should be directed to Agatha Ellis at agatha_ellis@ca11.uscourts.gov

*Full Convention registration includes: Thursday & Friday CLE Sessions; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Luncheons; Thursday & Friday Evening Receptions; Saturday Installation Reception and Banquet

*CLE Only Registration includes Thursday and/or Friday CLE Sessions and Thursday/Friday Evening Reception

**Social Event Registration is open to all Members, Nonmembers, and Guests

Cancellation Policy. All cancellations must be received in writing; we will not accept any cancellations over the phone. No cancellations will be accepted or refunds issued after Aug. 25, 2017. No-shows will be billed. Continuing Legal Education Credit. If you would like your attendance at the convention’s CLE programs to be reported to a state agency with mandatory CLE requirements, please bring your state bar identification numbers with you to the convention. The appropriate paperwork will be available at the FBA registration desk. Photography Release: Registrants, instructors, exhibitors, and guests attending FBA meetings agree they may be photographed during the event. Photographs are the sole property of the FBA, which reserves the right to use attendees’ names and likenesses in promotional materials without providing monetary compensation. E-mail Communication Policy: By registering for this event, you agree to receive e-mail communication from the Federal Bar Association concerning event details, Continuing Legal Education certification, programming changes, and upcoming events.

The following panels have been selected for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention:

  • ADA Hot Issues:Labor and Employment Version
  • The Affordable Care Act: How Health Coverage is Changing Under the Trump Administration
  • ALAS Poor Lawyers -- Live Actors Present A Guided Dramatic Examination of the Public's Perception of Lawyers Through the Lens of Shakespeare's Plays
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the General Counsel (OGC): Overview and Legal Issues
  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Trade Secret Protection Goes Federal
  • Defending Privacy Class Actions
  • From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies over Nazi-Looted Art at Quogue Library
  • International Arbitration: The Role of the Federal Courts
  • The Pro Se Project: Ways the Minnesota Chapter’s Award-Winning Initiative Can Help Your District or Chapter Improve Judicial Economy, Access to Justice, and Federal Practice
  • Trial Tactics in Major White Collar Criminal Cases: Lessons Learned from the Dewey & Leboeuf Trials
  • Understanding and Applying the False Claims Act's Materiality Standard Post-Universal Health v. Escobar
  • What is “Qui Tam”?  What Every Attorney Needs to Know about the False Claims Act and Whistleblower Cases
Check Back for a full schedule of events!

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at The Westin Peachtree Plaza (210 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30303) at the following rates (plus state and local taxes):
$169/night - Singles/Doubles
$189/night - Triples
$209/night - Quads

Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 18, 2017

Call 1-800-937-8461
today to reserve your room.

You may also reserve your room online:
- Click here to reserve in the main reservation block
- Click here if you qualify for a discounted government room

September 14 - 16, 2017
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, GA

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