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2014 National Convention

The 46th Annual National Convention will take place March 12-16, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI. Join us for a week of informative and engaging panels, national elections, oral advocacy competitions, networking receptions and more. You don't want to miss this memorable convention!

3/12/2014 to 3/16/2014
When: 3/12/2014
Where: Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203
United States
Contact: National Convention Team

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Agenda as of February 24

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

11:30 am-4:00 pm

National Executive Board Meeting

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Registration/Information Table

6:00 pm-6:30 pm

Pre-Certified Candidates’ Meeting

6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Victoria’s Welcome: Taste of Milwaukee & Karaoke


Thursday, March 13, 2014

7:00 am-9:00 am

Breakfast sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration/Information Table

9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm

Chapter of the Year Interviews

8:00 am-11:30 am

Community Service

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Community Service Lunch sponsored by Marquette University School of Law

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Speed Mentoring

2:30 pm-3:15 pm

Digital Fingerprints:  Social Media Guide for Law Students

3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Plenary 1:  Presentation of Annual Report & Floor Nominations

5:30 pm-6:00 pm

Floor Candidates Meeting

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Welcome to Milwaukee Reception & Charity Silent Auction sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers

9:00 pm-10:00 pm

All Eyes on Scandal

10:30 pm- 1:00 am

Convention Host Committee Presents The Elite:  An All-Black Affair


Friday, March 14, 2014

7:00 am-9:00 am


7:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration/Information Table

9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm

Chapter of the Year Interviews

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Region of the Year Interviews

8:30 am-11:30 am

Plenary 2:  Constitution & Bylaws Amendments

12:oo pm-1:00 pm

A. Leon Higginbotham Luncheon honoring The Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr. and featuring The Honorable Ann C. Williams

1:00 pm-2:30 pm


2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Panel 1:  The Dealmakers: On Being a Transactional Lawyer sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP  & Panel 2: Life in Big Law:  A View from the Inside sponsored by Foley & Lardner  

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Panel 3:  Going Green & Beyond:  Energy, the Environment & Law sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP & Panel 4: "You Can’t Handle the Truth!”:  A Conversation with Judge Advocate Generals

4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Plenary 3:  Election Speeches

4:30 pm–6:30 pm

Social Media and Ethics Continuing Legal Education Panel

7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Legacy of NBLSA Reception & Alumni Hall of Fame Induction

10:00 pm-1:00 am

Suite Life


Saturday, March 15, 2014

7:00 am-9:00 am


7:00 am-2:30 pm

Registration/Information Table

8:30 am–11:30 am

Plenary 4

9:00 am-5:00 pm


12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Sadie T.M. Alexander Luncheon honoring The Honorable Vel Phillips

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

National Advisory Board Meeting

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Panels 5 & 6

2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Brother-2-Brother & Sister-2-Sister

6:30 pm-9:30pm

Pre-Gala Reception sponsored by Foley & Lardner

7:30 pm-9:30 pm

46th Annual Awards Gala

10:00 pm-2:00am

Gala Afterglow



Sunday, March 16, 2014

9:30 am-10:30 am

Prayer Breakfast

10:30 am-11:00 am

Appointed Officers Interest Meeting

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Elected Officers Transition Meeting


Please note that NBLSA is empowered to make and enforce its own rules and to require that its members and officers refrain from conduct injurious to NBLSA or its purposes.  The National Executive Board will have the power to discipline or otherwise censure its members, officers, staff persons and committee members.  Enforcement of any disciplinary action is pursuant to Article V, Section 4(g) of the National Constitution.


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