2020 Leadership Summit

2020 Leadership Summit
March 18-21, 2020
The Watergate Hotel - Washington, DC

The 2020 Leadership Summit will combine programming typically held during the association’s former Midyear and Leadership Training Meetings.  This combined meeting will streamline information for current and upcoming leaders and provide new opportunities to expand national networks to strengthen personal, professional, and organization relationships ensuring the success of your leadership career within the FBA. 

Registration for the Leadership Summit will open in early 2020.

Who Should Attend?
FBA Chapters, Sections and Division are encouraged to support their leadership by sending one incoming chair or other incoming leader to the Leadership Training programming on Friday, March 20 as well as up to two voting members to the National Council Meeting on Saturday, March 21.  All participants are invited to attend Capitol Hill Day on Thursday, March 19 or attendees may also elect to volunteer as a judge for the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition on Wednesday, March 18.

*All Leadership Summit events take place at The Watergate Hotel unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, March 18
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FBA Board of Directors Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition (Preliminary Rounds)

Thursday, March 19
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Day
Washington, D.C.
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.

Training and materials will be provided to Capitol Hill Day participants in advance of the event to provide issues understanding and advocacy effectiveness on the Hill. Participants also are responsible for scheduling their meetings with their Senate and House offices.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition (Round of Sixteen, Quarter, and Semi-Final Rounds)

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition Final Round and Reception
Leadership Summit attendees are invited to observe the final round arguments of the competition followed by a cocktail reception with awards ceremony.

Friday, March 20
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Training
Leadership Training serves to provide new leaders with an onboarding experience that gives attendees the tools required to lead to success.  Chances are that you know someone who became a leadership hero by implementing takeaways from Leadership Training; we want the same for you.  Above all, you will engage with your fellow best-and-brightest from across the country - new and seasoned leaders alike - to share success stories and fables of failure… there’s always something to learn!

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. FBBC Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Leadership Summit Reception at the Supreme Court of the United States
1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
Saturday, March 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Federal Bar Association National Council Meeting
Each Chapter is entitled to up to two voting attendees at the National Council Meeting. Voting attendees include the current Chapter President or his/her designee and chapter delegate.
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.


6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration Gala
National Portrait Gallery
8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001


March 19 - 21, 2020
The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

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