Register today for the RI Bar Association annual meeting happening June 18th and 19th at the RI Convention Center. The annual dinner will be Thursday night and the annual luncheon will be Friday afternoon. Here are more details from the chair of the Annual Meeting Committee: J. Robert Weisberger, Esq.
We have a wide range of workshops providing guidance in family, federal and trial law as well as law office management. Program highlights include seminars on immigration raids, collaborative law practice, real estate short sales, handling client funds and the ever-popular civil and criminal case law updates, and more. All the offerings are enhanced by the participation of many distinguished and accomplished presenters.
This year’s Annual Meeting Plenary Session speakers are particular standouts. Academy Award-winning actor Richard Stephen Dreyfuss will address the pressing importance of teaching civics education in our schools and the vital supporting roles lawyers can play securing the future of democracy. Dr. Amiram Elwork, Director of the Law-Psychology Graduate Program at Widener University, will deliver an entertaining and informative address on managing stress.
On Thursday night, the festivities begin with a cocktail reception at 4:45pm, followed by dinner, Annual Bar Awards (please see pages 16 and 17 for a complete listing), and new officer elections beginning at 6:00pm. The night’s entertainment is provided by the Community College of Rhode Island Quartet, a talented classical music group. During our Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, we are honoring our colleagues for their outstanding community service and contributions to our Bar Journal.
The two-day 2009 Annual Meeting’s attention to our diverse membership’s interests and needs ensures excellent programming, and I urge you to take advantage of the Meeting’s early registration fee savings by completing and sending in your registration form before Friday, June 12th.