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 
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

Fun Run Wellness Event

Keep up with your morning exercise routine and join the State Bar of Georgia’s Wellness Taskforce Committee on a guided run by some of Atlanta’s most historic downtown sites.  Participants will meet in the Westin lobby at 7:00am on Friday (9/15) and receive a commemorative tee-shirt for the event.  Space is limited, pre-registration encouraged for this complimentary event.  Onsite registration pending, based on availability.

*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.


4:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

FBA Board of Directors Meeting

8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:00-10:00 a.m. General Session
10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CLE Sessions
12:45-2:15 p.m.

Young Lawyers Division Awards Luncheon
*Sponsored by the FBA Securities Law Section

1:30-2:30 p.m. Health Law Section Business Meeting
2:30-3:30 p.m. Intellectual Property Law Section Business Meeting
2:30-4:45 p.m. CLE Sessions
3:45-4:45 p.m. Bankruptcy Law Section Business Meeting
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW; Atlanta, GA 30305
*Hosted by the Atlanta Chapter

7:00-8:00 a.m. Fun Run Wellness Event
Meet in Westin Peachtree Plaza lobby
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00-10:00 a.m. Social Security Law Section Business Meeting
9:30-10:15 a.m. General Session
Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, DLA Piper
10:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m.

CLE Sessions

10:30-11:30 a.m. Government Relations Committee Meeting
11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.

Legislative Update with Bruce Moyer

12:45-2:15 p.m.

Fellows of the Foundation of the FBA Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Nina Totenberg, Correspondent, Legal Affairs, NPR
*Sponsored by the FBA Intellectual Property Law Section

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Federal Litigation Section Business Meeting

Editorial Board Meeting

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

FBBC Meeting

VP for the Circuits Meeting

3:00-4:00 p.m. Eleventh Circuit Swearing-In Ceremony
Elbert P. Tuttle Courthouse
56 Forsyth St NW; Atlanta, GA 30303
3:00-5:00 p.m. YLD Emerging Professional Program
*Sponsored by the FBA Labor & Employment Law Section
3:45-4:15 p.m. International Law Section Business Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m. Labor & Employment Law Section Business Meeting
4:15-5:15 p.m. International Law & Health Law Section Business Meeting
5:00-6:00 p.m. Federal Litigation Section Networking Reception
Open to All Registered Attendees
6:00-9:00 p.m. Convention Reception
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW; Atlanta, GA 30313
*Hosted by the Atlanta Chapter
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30-11:30 a.m.

National Council Meeting

12:00-2:00 p.m.

FBA Awards Luncheon
*Sponsored by Caron Treatment Centers

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Chapter Leaders Meeting

Section and Divisions Leaders Meeting

5:30-6:30 p.m. Fellows of the Foundation Reception

Presidential Installation Banquet Activities

6:30-7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30-10:00 p.m. Installation Dinner
*All events will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza unless otherwise noted.

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 404-659-1400
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

Click Here for an informational travel flyer and find out why Atlanta is "America's Most Accessible City"!

Click Here for information on discounted car rentals for your stay in Atlanta. Applicable to FBA Members Only.




Bryan Cave LLP

Caron Treatment Centers

FBA Intellectual Property Law Section

FBA Securities Law Section

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Small Firm

Buckley Beal LLP

FBA Federal Litigation Section

Finch McCranie LLP

Greene Espel PLLP

IAG Forensics & Valuation

The Khayat Law Firm

Jones Day

Kitchens New Cleghorn LLC

The Maxim Law Firm P.C.

The Weil Firm LLC

Friends of the Convention

Alston & Bird LLP

Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP

Envista Forensics

Law Offices of David A. Bain LLC

Lindsey & Lacy P.C.

Oliver Maner LLP

Taylor English LLP

CLE Breakfast Sponsors

FBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

FBA Antitrust & Trade Regulations Section

FBA Banking Law Section

FBA Corporate & Association Counsels Division

FBA Criminal Law Section

FBA Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section

FBA Government Contracts Section

FBA Health Law Section

FBA Indian Law Section

FBA International Law Section

Contact Heather Gaskins if you are interested in sponsoring this conference.
September 14 - 16, 2017
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, GA

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