State Bar Co-Sponsors Western Conference of the Bench and Bar
For the first time in its history, the United States Court of Federal Claims is bringing its annual judicial conference to the west coast. The court’s 24th Annual Judicial Western Conference of the Bench and Bar will take place October 18 - 19, in Berkeley, California, at the Claremont Resort and Spa.
The court is working closely with the United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Berkeley School of Law and numerous western state and local bar associations, including the State Bar of Nevada, to create an informative and timely program of topics and activities.
Among other topics, this year’s program will cover bid protests, government contracts, patents, Fifth Amendment takings and Indian law. The court also lined up two exciting luncheon speakers: Chief Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and Assistant Attorney General Tony West of the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Division.
There will also be social and culinary adventures spread across two separate evening receptions. Through these receptions, conference registrants will receive a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with judicial officers and members of the court’s bar. (Rumor has it that one of those judicial officers and his rock band will be providing the entertainment at one of the receptions).
For up-to-date information about the conference, visit the conference website or download the information sheet. The site will be updated periodically with the latest conference information, including the agenda, speakers, registration, hotel accommodations, and important announcements.
Early conference registration is available until September 16. Members of the State Bar of Nevada qualify for reduced co-sponsor rates. Hotel rooms at the Claremont are in high demand in October so please make your reservations as soon as possible.