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ERISA Basics

 • DATE: May 2 - 4, 2007
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Taxation, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice and The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Program Highlights

Who Should Attend?

• In-house and Union Counsel making decisions regarding employee benefit plans and issues
• Benefits Specialists seeking to expand their exposure and practices into these growing areas of concentration
• All Private Practitioners who advise their corporate clients on employee benefit matters and draft plans
• Consultants, Accountants and Corporate Executives seeking a more comprehensive understanding of ERISA issues
• Litigators seeking to develop expertise in ERISA matters
• All Attorneys who intend to work in the field of employee benefits

What Past Participants Have Said

“The format of overview and breakout sessions made virtually every minute of the conference useful and informative.  I was also impressed with not only the high legal caliber of the presenters but also their skill in presenting and teaching the material.”

                                                                Marka Peterson, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, Washington, DC


“The program catered to all levels of experience—from first year attorneys to those who have practiced for 10 years.  The program can either provide a new benefits attorney with the basic building blocks of benefits law, as it did me, or expand an experienced attorney’s knowledge of the basics.”

                Jennifer Stojak, McGuireWoods LLP, Chicago, IL


“A perfect complement to the learning curve of my first year of transactional ERISA practice.  I will be referencing the materials for a long time to come.”

                Kelly Kuglitsch, von Briesen & Roper, SC, Milwaukee, WI


“This program provided a great cross section of ERISA and its impact on employee benefits and tax law.  A one-of-a-kind program.”

                April Krueger, Holland & Knight LLP, Miami, FL 


“Top to bottom, speakers were at the top of their game, extremely knowledgeable and substantive information presented in depth.  Hands down the best CLE experience in my 10 years of practice.”

                William H. Foster, Nelson Mullins, Greenville, SC

Registration Information


Attend the entire three-day program, each breakfast and network with other registrants and faculty. Registrations must be postmarked, e-mailed or faxed by Tuesday, April 3, 2007 to receive the discount.


Early Bird Registration—Before April 3

$900 General Public                            

$850 ABA Member ($50 Savings—join a Section, and save even more!)

$800 Sponsoring Section Member ($100 Savings)


Full Tuition—After April 3

$950 General Public

$900 ABA Member ($50 Savings—join a Section, and save even more!)

$850 Sponsoring Section Member ($100 Savings)


On-Site Tuition

$1000 General Public

$950 ABA Member ($50 Savings—join a Section, and save even more!)

$900 Sponsoring Section Member ($100 Savings)



If three or more people register from the same firm, one registrant will receive a $50 reduction in program tuition! Every registrant will receive a copy of the informative course materials book that can be used as a comprehensive resource long after the program is held.  Each registrant will also be eligible for MCLE accreditation within those states that require continuing legal education. 


A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses for full-time LL.B. candidates only are available for this program.  To request an application or receive additional information, contact Mary Karounos at (202) 662-8676.  Scholarship applications must be received in the ABA offices no later than thirty days prior to the program presentation.


If you have a specific question that you want answered, you can fax it up to the day before the program to Mary Karounos (FAX # (202) 662-8682), or ask the speakers directly during the program presentation.

Services for People with Disabilities

If special arrangements are required, please contact Mary Karounos at (202) 662-8676.  Reasonable advance notice is requested.

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