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2018 Annual Dinner & Reception

November 9, 2018
The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST

 

Benefits of Membership


Sharpen your practice skills and develop meaningful professional connections while making a difference in the Federal Circuit. Enjoy rewarding and substantial preferential member pricing.

 

 


Programs

Webcast attendance (and CLE in applicable states) is complimentary with all FCBA memberships. Membership also gives reduced rate registration to our conferences (e.g. Bench & Bar®) as well as partner affiliated regional events.

  • Bench & Bar® Conference - Annual in-depth program exploring the spectrum of Circuit practice and justice considerations, gathering national leaders of the Bench and the Bar.
  • Horizons Seminar Series - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions.
  • Regional Programs - Programs for local audiences, involving leading corporate and litigation counsel and many levels of the Federal Bench. Examples include the Advanced Complex Litigation Series, Litigation Skills Training Series, MSPB Appeals Summit, and Federal Practice Summit.
  • Global Series - Launched in November 2010, the Global Series explores the search for best practices in legal systems around the world.  In the on-going dialogue, sessions already include:  Berlin and Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; Geneva, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China.

FCBA Source - Publications

  • Journal - Published quarterly in collaboration with George Washington University Law School, the journal includes scholarly articles and recent case summaries, keeping you informed of developments and trends in the law in Circuit community. All past journals are available to members through the website. 
  • Circuit Case Digest - A monthly publication that provides a summary of all precedential opinions of the Federal Circuit issued the preceding month. All digests are available to members through the website.
  • Pro Bono Digest - This Digest provides useful pro bono information to the Circuit community.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - A monthly update on decisions of the tribunals reviewed by the Federal Circuit.  It covers the following matters of interest:
    • Merit Systems Protection Board
    • Patent Trial and Appeal Board
    • International Trade Commission
    • Court of Federal Claims
    • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
    • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
    • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Newsletter - The newsletter contains timely information including rules changes, personnel changes, hearing dates, and upcoming meetings and events of the Association.  All newsletters are available to members through the website.
  • Webcasts - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions such as In Re Bilski. More than a dozen webcasts are available yearly, and are searchable by subject matter.

Materials

Participation and Leadership Opportunities in all Circuit Community Practice Areas

Active Committees represent Circuit subject matter and practice areas, with input into Association programming and initiatives.  Multi-committee coalitions address topics such as rules, amicus, and other matters crossing subject areas.

Pro Bono Opportunities

Robust opportunities exist to participate in screening and representational roles for both veterans and government personnel pro se parties, as well as PTO.

Collaborations with other Bar Associations and Universities

The FCBA enjoys active relationships with a variety of other interested associations and academic institutions.


 

Learn more about member benefits and apply to be a member today!

Leaders Circle Bench & Bar Registrations

Join the 2019 Leaders Circle

Federal Circuit Bar Association Leaders Circle sponsors benefit from and help guide the Association’s premier national outreach. Leaders Circle participants, both firms and corporations, stand among the most skilled in the profession. With their acumen, Leaders Circle sponsors engage core developments significant to the Federal Circuit justice community through over 20 committees (ranging from Amicus to Patent Litigation, International Trade, Government Contract, Patent and Trademark Office).

Leaders Circle sponsors “Make a Difference.” Moreover, while doing so, they provide unique interactive professional opportunities and recognition for the members of their organizations and for their designees. Levels tailored to a variety of circumstances are available.

 

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Annual Benefits Bundling (Webcasts, Regional Programs, Summits, Conferences, Annual Dinner)
  • Premier Quality (Substantive and policy engagement, planning, and participation opportunities (including, e.g., the annual Bench & Bar® Conference)
  • Publications
    • The Federal Circuit Court Case Digest, The Federal Circuit Court Journal, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association Newsletter
  • Sessions
    • Skills Excellence (broad spectrum of professional webcasts, telecasts, and sessions)
  • Session Planning Participation
  • Watch List - The weekly Watch List includes selected items of subject matter interest - policy, judicial, national, regional, and international.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - Track key decisions first. This digest highlights selected decisions of tribunals reviewed by the Circuit. Tribunals already include PTAB, COFC, CAVC, ITC, MSPB, CBCA.
  • Pro Bono Digest - Participate in the Association’s several active pro bono outreaches - general, government personnel, veterans, and PTO patent prosecution.

 

Leaders Circle Benefits
 

National Leaders

$32,000

Six Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Six registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Ten webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Six one-year new memberships

One reserved table (eight seats)
at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

Sustaining Leaders

$21,000

Four Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Four registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Eight webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Four one-year new memberships

Four reserved seats at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

Supporting Leaders

$13,000

Two Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Two registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Four webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Two one-year new memberships

Two reserved seats at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

 

Join the 2019 Leaders Circle!

Please contact Tori Wright to learn more about Leaders Circle benefits at wright@fedcirbar.org or call (202) 536-4160.

 

Leaders Circle Sponsors
 

Register Now!
 



Registration Rates:

                                     

2018 Annual Dinner

Member

Non-Member

 

Regular
Ends 10/23/18

Regular
Ends 10/23/18

Regular - Private Practitioner

$425.00

$725.00

Regular - Private Practitioner - Guest

$425.00

$725.00

Small Firm

$425.00

$575.00

Small Firm - Guest 

$425.00

$575.00

Young Lawyer

$425.00

$575.00

Young Lawyer - Guest

$425.00

$575.00

Government

$125.00

$150.00

Government - Guest 

$125.00

$150.00

Educator

$125.00

$150.00

Educator - Guest

$125.00

$150.00

Retired

$125.00

$150.00

Retired - Guest

$125.00

$150.00

Student

$125.00

$150.00

Student - Guest

$125.00

$150.00

Reserved Table Sponsorship Opportunities

In support of the Federal Circuit Bar Association® an organization can participate by way of table sponsorships.
Reserve a table for the celebration of the 36th year of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in order to guarantee that your firm may sit as a group.


Reserved Table Sponsorships Include:

- A reserved table for eight members of your firm or your firm's designees, with your firm's name identified on the table
- Recognition of your firm's sponsorship on our website
- Recognition of your firm's sponsorship in the monthly FCBA newsletter
- Recognition of your firm's sponsorship on signage at the 2018 Annual Dinner


Reserved Table Sponsorship Pricing:

Regular Reserved Table Sponsor (Non-Leader's Circle Sponsors)
$3,500

Leader's Circle Supporting Sponsor Upgrade
$3,000


Leader's Circle Sustaining Sponsor Upgrade
$2,500



Learn more here.


Limited number of reserved tables available. If interested, please contact Tori Wright at wright@fedcirbar.org or 202-536-4160. We appreciate your support.


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