The 71st Judicial Conference of the Third Circuit is scheduled for May 7-9, and registration is now open. The conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a/k/a, "The Sweetest Place on Earth®," for all you chocolate lovers (Sidebar: this would be me if I were there).
The Nitty Gritty
If you register before March 1, 2014, the fee for the conference is $395, and the fee goes up to $480 if you register after March 1, and after April 18, 2014, the fee shoots up to $535. Registration includes attendance to the Conference Opening Dinner, a luncheon, three receptions, refreshments during the course of the conference, and eligibility for CLE credits.
Lodging is provided by The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge with special conference rates of $229 and $179, respectively. While at the conference, you also have the chance to get 12 hours of CLE credit, with up to two hours of ethics credit. Approval for the CLE classes is being sought by both Pennsylvania and Delaware CLE Boards, and keep in mind that both New York and New Jersey "offer reciprocity for courses approved by Pennsylvania and Delaware."
If you've ever wanted to rub shoulders with members of the Third Circuit judiciary, this is your chance. Over the course of three days, you will hear judges and leading practitioners talk on an array of topics. Highlights from the agenda include panels on e-discovery, tips for managing high profile cases, federal sentencing, bankruptcy, and ethics in appellate practice.
You're in luck, Hersheypark's summer season opens the weekend of May 9, so you may want the kids to tag along and you can have a nice family weekend full of rides and adventure. If that's not your style, Hershey is full of other fun family attractions, so if you're trekking all the way out there, you may want to make a little weekend trip of it.
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