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Welcome to the Business Law Spring Meeting!

A Virtual Welcome from the Business Law Section Chair,
Nicole Munro

Dear Colleagues:

We’re so glad you’re here.

The Business Law Section values all members. Our diverse and inclusive community makes us stronger. You belong.

The Spring Meeting is the top gathering of business lawyers. We’re excited to welcome our in-person attendees in Orlando and our virtual attendees from around the world online.

Virtual attendees will enjoy an immersive online platform that provides an experience where attendees can engage with the Section’s top-tier content and collaborate with their peers and colleagues.

There is no better opportunity to learn, collaborate, and connect with the best and brightest business law talent. Highlights of the meeting will include:

  • Showcase Programs- Showcase programs are designed to cover important legal developments (available in-person and to virtual attendees):
    -AI Is Coming for You: The Practical and Ethical Implications of How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Practice of Law | Thursday, April 4, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
    -Has a New Day Dawned? Practical Advice on the Legal Ethics and Regulatory Compliance Obligations of the Corporate Transparency Act and Amended ABA Model Rule 1.16 | Friday, April 5, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

  • Business Law Essentials CLE - Business Law Essentials are a curated selection of 10 CLE programs that cover fundamental topics across business law practice areas (available in-person and to virtual attendees).
  • In-Person CLE - An incredible line up of 50+ CLE programs, covering important updates and emerging trends across business law practice areas are available for in-person attendees.
  • Committee and Subcommittee Meetings - Meetings feature substantive discussions on relevant topics by practice area.  Committee and Subcommittee meetings are interactive and all attendees are welcome to join (available in person and to virtual attendees).
  • Special Events - In-person special networking events, like the Diversity Networking Reception and the Welcome Reception, highlight the diversity of our community and the relationship we build as members of the Section.  All are welcome.  You belong.

And the meeting doesn’t end here. Several of our CLE programs will be recorded live and posted to the meeting website for viewing after the meeting.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Business Law Section enthusiastically embraces and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion in Section membership and in the profession.

In support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, we’ve created buttons to show allyship and pride. Please pick one up at the Membership Concierge in the Section Lounge!  We’ve also designated a gender-neutral bathroom, which can be found across from the Recency Ballroom.  

Please join me and show your support for our DEI efforts by attending any of the following events, which are sponsored by the Section’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee: 

Non-CLE/Committee Meetings

Thursday, April 4
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Meeting
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Lawyers with Disabilities and Women’s Business Law Joint Subcommittee Meeting
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Lawyers of Color Network and 2SLGBTQIA+ Joint Subcommittee Meeting

Special Events

Friday, April 5
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Diversity Networking Reception
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Nightcaps and Networking Reception (Hosted by the WBLN)

CLE Programs

Thursday, April 4
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | CLE Program: Advancing Underserved Entrepreneurs: How Lawyers Can Get Involved
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | CLE Program: Impact Investing for Housing and Beyond: Federal and State Equity-Focused Legislation and Regulation

Friday, April 5
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | CLE Program: Gender-Inclusive Drafting in Transactional and Litigation Documents

Saturday, April 6
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM | CLE Program: Dawn of a New Age: Developing Fair and Equitable Programs in an Inclusive Work Environment


Pro Bono Events and Opportunities

The following events will highlight the Section's dedication to pro bono:

iDignity Pro Bono Volunteer Event 
Thursday, April 4 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

During the Meeting, the Section will be collaborating with iDignity, a local organization that provides Florida residents with legal assistance in securing identification. Attendees are invited to volunteer with iDignity for a two-hour session. Please complete this form to learn more about this opportunity.

Pro Bono Happy Hour Roundtable 
Friday, April 5 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Join the Pro Bono Committee for a special Happy Hour event on Friday afternoon featuring a roundtable discussion with some of Florida's most accomplished business law professionals in the Pro Bono sphere! Grab a glass of wine, beer, or soda.  Learn about the work being done in Florida and how you can effectively get involved with pro bono work. After the discussion, the 2024 National Public Service Award recipients will be recognized for their outstanding pro bono service this year.

I hope to see you in-person in Orlando or virtually during the meeting!  We are grateful for each of you.  All are welcome.  You belong.

Warm Regards, 

Nicole Munro
Chair, Business Law Section



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