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Annual Meeting and Convention – Memphis, TN

September 21-September 23

Registration Now Open!

The Memphis Mid-South Chapter is excited to host the dota2菠菜外围网 2023 Annual Meeting & Convention in Memphis, TN. Continue to check this page for updated information.

  • Concurrent CLE sessions will feature a variety of legal topics that peak the interest of attorneys in a focused practice area, or want to expand their knowledge in other specialties;
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of dota2菠菜外围网 members during three awards luncheons and welcome the FY24 National President on Saturday’s Installation Luncheon;
  • Embrace the what’s unique about the local city during evening receptions at the Peabody Hotel and Rock N Soul Museum.

Schedule At-A-Glance

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Wednesday, September 20

Civics Day (Pre-Convention Programming)
>CLICK HERE for more information and to sign-up.
The dota2菠菜外围网 Memphis-Mid-South Chapter and the Shelby County School District have partnered to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for local students in the Memphis area.

Thursday, September 21

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.| Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. | dota2菠菜外围网 Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.| [CLE] Trauma-Informed Lawyering

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.| Concurrent Sessions

  • [CLE] It’s About Time: Opening Up Options for Using Neutrals in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • [CLE] Jury Takes Center Stage: A Historic Courtroom Design for Modern Jury Trials

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.| Concurrent Sessions

  • [CLE] Supreme Court Decides Two Significant False Claims Act Cases: A Review of Polansky and SuperValu and Their Implications
  • Approach the Bench – A Conversation with Federal Judges from the Sixth Circuit and Western District of Tennessee

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | Public Service Luncheon

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | The Intersection of Sports and Law – Featuring Sal Romanello, GC & SVP for the Memphis Grizzlies 

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. | [CLE] Federal Court Litigation before U.S. Magistrate Judges: Consent Jurisdiction

4:15 – 6:00 p.m. | Peabody Ducks Reception on the Mezzanine
> Sponsored by the Federal Litigation Section

Friday, September 22

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Fdota2菠菜外围网 Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | [CLE] Community Engagement Efforts to Diversify the Legal Community – Examples from Utah

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. | [CLE] Way Too Smart? Ethical Quandaries and the Use of AI

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. | The Memphis Sound

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | Awards Luncheon

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Keynote Address – Featuring Richard Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airline and International, FedEx Express

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. | [CLE] Measuring the Impact of Modern Supreme Court Transitions

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Affinity Bar Leader Roundtable

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Government Relations Committee Meeting

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. | Circuit Vice Presidents Meeting

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | FBBC Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Reception
> Hosted by the Memphis Mid-South Chapter
> Sponsored by Taft

Saturday, September 23

10:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. | National Council Meeting (Available via Teleconference)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | Presidential Installation Luncheon
> Sponsored by Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Chapter Leaders Meeting

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Section & Division Leaders Meeting

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Fellows of the Foundation Toast

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Closing Reception on the Skyway Rooftop

Awards Schedule

  • Public Service Luncheon to Feature: Younger Federal Lawyer Awards, Unsung Hero Award, Shaw Public Service Award, Younger Lawyer Public Service Grant, and Elaine R. “Boots” Fisher Award
  • Awards Luncheon to Feature: Robyn J. Spalter Award, Peter J. Mazza Award, Section and Division Outstanding Leader Award, and Outstanding Chapter Leader Award
  • National Council to Feature: Newsletters, Section & Division Recognition, Section & Division Presidential Citation, Chapter Community Outreach, Chapter Activity, Chapter of the Year, Committee Chair Recognition, and President’s Award.
  • Installation Luncheon to Feature:Hon. Sarah T. Hughes Award, Earl W. Kintner Award, and FY24 National President Installation.

Registration Packages + Pricing

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Early Bird Discounts available through Friday August 18. 

All-Access Package
Includes admittance to Programming on Thursday + Friday + Saturday 
CLE Education, General Sessions, Continental Breakfasts, Coffee/Refreshment Breaks, Business Meetings, Public Service Luncheon (Thu), Awards Luncheon (Fri), Installation Luncheon (Sat), Duck Reception (Thu), Convention Reception (Fri), and Closing Reception (Sat). 

  • Sustaining Member (Early Bird) $715
  • Member (Early Bird) $795
  • Nonmember (No Early Bird) $995

Education Package 
Includes admittance to Programing on Thursday + Friday 
CLE Education, General Sessions, Continental Breakfasts, Coffee/Refreshment Breaks, Business Meetings, Public Service Luncheon (Thu), Awards Luncheon (Fri), Duck Reception (Thu), and Convention Reception (Fri). 

  • Sustaining Member (Early Bird) $490
  • Member (Early Bird) $545
  • Nonmember (No Early Bird) $695
  • Law Student (No Early Bird) $150

Leadership Package – $350 
Includes admittance to Programming Saturday and evening receptions
Continental Breakfasts, Coffee/Refreshment Breaks, Business Meetings, Installation Luncheon (Sat), Duck Reception (Thu), Convention Reception (Fri), and Closing Reception (Sat). 

[NEW] Social Package – $275 
Includes admittance to evening receptions
Duck Reception (Thu), Convention Reception (Fri), and Closing Reception (Sat). 

 A La Carte Ticketing 
Purchase for yourself and/or a guest. Registration/Tech Admin Fee ($50) or above registration package is required to attend onsite business meetings and a la carte social events. This fee is built into above registration packages. 

  • $85 – Public Service Luncheon (Thursday)
  • $85 – Awards Luncheon (Friday)
  • $85 – Installation Luncheon (Saturday)
  • $275 – Social Guest Package (Receptions)

Group Registrations: Organizations can process group registrations with one payment using the linked Register Online text above. If coordinating a registration on anyone’s behalf – please ensure you are entering the attendee’s information (not your own). After entering the first registrant’s information and selecting a registration fee, click Save and Add Another to add additional registrants to the group transaction. After submitting payment information, you will be directed to a receipt page to print for your records. Each registrant will also receive an auto-confirmation email.

Accommodations: Please contact for onsite dietary or accessibility requests in advance of the program dates if you do not disclose within the online registration form.

Cancellation Policy: Full registration refunds will be processed for cancellations received by Friday, September 8. After the posted cancellation date, registrations may be transferred to another attendee but not refunded. No-shows will be billed. Please email with questions and written cancellation/substitution requests.


Premier Partners

Peabody Duck Reception Sponsor [Exclusive]

Presidential Installation Sponsor

Conference Contributors

CLE App Provider [Exclusive]

Reception Sponsor

Wi-Fi Sponsor [Exclusive]

Collateral Sponsor

Miller Canfield

Social Media Sponsor

Memphis Tourism

Session Sponsor

Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC

Breakfast/Break Sponsors

Bartol Law Firm, P.C.
Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Veritext Legal Solutions

Program Patrons

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
LawPay & MyCase
Littler Mendelson P.C.
New Mexico Office of the Attorney General

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Sponsors receive customized deliverables per conference, including company visibility and registration benefits!

Contact Barbara Bienkowsi at for sponsorship opportunities.

Hotel & Travel

The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

Hotel Reservations:
Please use this [unique link] to book at the Peabody Memphis for the conference discounted rate of $235/night (plus tax). The booking deadline for a discounted rate is Monday, August 21, 2023at5:00 p.m. Pending inventory, any reservation received after Monday, August 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET cannot be guaranteed and may be priced at the prevailing public rate. All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax to the credit card on file. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. for the hotel.

Discounted rates are reserved exclusively for conference attendees.

Parking: Self-parking for registered guests is $24.00 per day and $33.00 for valet parking, plus tax.

dota2菠菜外围网 National and Chapter Leaders can reference Policy No. 2-3 for travel reimbursement guidelines; dota2菠菜外围网 Section and Division Leaders can reference Policy 9.5.


CLE Credit: Thedota2菠菜外围网 will seek a minimum of 8.0 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states (including 1.0 ethics), and 9.6 CLE credit hours in 50-minute states (including 1.2 ethics).

Posted credit hours are estimated and subject to respective state approval and reporting rules. CLE qualifications vary by state/jurisdiction and the dota2菠菜外围网 takes every measure to collaborate with presenters to ensure approval.

Tracking Attendance: Credit will be tracked via an online web application (ConferenceAdit). Attendees requesting credit are required to check-in and check-out of each session. The tracking site can be accessed directly via attendee-issued link. Attendees will login with the email and zip code affiliated with their registration. Certificates will be sent via email approximately two weeks following the event.

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The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave
Memphis,TN38103United States