2013 Annual Meeting and Convention

On my behalf, as well as that of the Puerto Rico Chapter, I thank all of you who attended this year's annual Convention in Puerto Rico. It was truly a memorable event. Not only did we have a record breaking number of attendees from the U.S. Mainland and Hawai'i, but the weather, though quite hot, was beautiful -- thanks to orders of my colleagues that it be so! Our timing was also great, since many of you were also able to visit our US National Parks which have now been closed due to the federal Government shutdown -- El Morro and San Cristobal Forts and El Yunque Rainforest. Please feel free to comment as to what you liked the most, what we did right and what we can do to improve future conventions. Your input is highly valuable to us. You may send any comments to President@fedbar.org. Don't forget to mark your calendars for next year's Convention to be held in Providence, Rhode Island on September 4-6. I guarantee that it will also be memorable.

Gustavo A. Gelpí, Jr.
FBA National President, 2013-2014

» Opening Remarks from Alejandro J. Garcia Padilla, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
» Convention Remarks from Congressman Pedro R. Pierluisi
» Convention Materials
» 2013 Award Winners

Below are image galleries of the various events held during our 2013 Annual Meeting and Convention. Click on an event to see the respective photos.

Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
Saturday, September 28


2013 Award Winners

Review: 2013 Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) held a successful national convention in San Juan from September 26-28, as Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpí, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico took over as president of the FBA, only the second Puerto Rican to ever lead the prestigious 15,000-member organization. Over 480 participants, amongst them justices and other legal practitioners, were registered at the event.

Q & A: Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpí

An excellent interview between Judge Gelpí and Microjuris.com. Judge Gelpí reviews the 2013 Convention and shares a bit about the future of the FBA.


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