Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting & CLE

The Annual Meeting and CLE presented by the Federal Bar Association for the W.D.N.C. at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville will take place on Friday, 9/21/2018. The CLE will cover a variety of topics affecting federal court practitioners. See the attached flyer for more information and to register for the CLE. This year’s CLE sessions will include a wide variety of topics and opportunities for networking with fellow federal practitioners:

– Successful Appellate Advocacy – The Honorable Albert Diaz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

– Effective District Court Advocacy – Judge Martin K. Reidinger, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.

– Ethics When Handling Social Media Evidence – Kevin Tate, Senior Litigation Counsel for the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina.

– Preparing for your Trial in Federal Court. Panel members will include Sean P. Devereux, attorney with Devereux & Banzhoff, PLLC (Asheville), Alice Carmichael Richey, attorney with Alexander Ricks, PLLC (Charlotte), Wyatt S. Stevens, attorney with Roberts & Stevens, PA (Asheville), and Dana Washington, Senior Litigation Counsel of the Criminal Division of the W.D.N.C. United States Attorney’s Office. Moderated by Gill Beck, Chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the W.D.N.C. and Ann-Patton Hornthal, attorney with Roberts & Stevens, PA (Asheville).

– The History of the Grove Park Inn as the U.S. Supreme Court’s Cold War Relocation Headquarters – Kevan D. Frazier, Ph.D., Historian and Executive Director for Western Carolina University Programs at Biltmore Park.

– Plated lunch and business meeting to include the State of the Union address by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney, address by Kenneth D. Bell, nominee for the United States District Court judicial vacancy for the Western District of North Carolina, and election of 2018-2019 officers.

– Following the CLE portion of the meeting, we’ll gather on the Mountain View Terrace for a judicial reception hosted and sponsored by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on behalf of the Western District of North Carolina and Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvers served.

– Group rates are available Friday and Saturday at $349.00 for Run of House room types plus applicable taxes and fees. Upgrade pricing options are available. Limited rooms. It is strongly recommended you CALL as soon as possible to make your reservation to receive the discounted rate (rather than booking online). Contact: Kat Conley Phone: (828) 252-2711 ext. 1030. Reference WDNC FBA Annual Meeting and/or 092118WDNCFEDER. Discount room rate limited.

-See flyer for more information and to register for the CLE: FBA WDNC 2018 Annual Mtg Registration Flyer Additional details will be posted to this website once the agenda is finalized. Program cost: $125 – Federal Prosecutors and Federal Defenders; $175 – Members of the Federal Bar Association and Cherokee Bar Association Members; $200 – All Others. Judge and Federal Law Clerks – No charge.