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9th Annual National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
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9/18/2015 to 9/19/2015
When: 9/18/2015
Where: Suffolk Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02108
United States

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National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys

9th Annual Conference
September 18-19, 2015
Suffolk Law School
Boston, MA

 
REGISTRATION
Extended Deadline for Early Bird Prices:  
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are honored to announce that the Honorable John Nho Trong Nguyen, retired judge of the Superior Court of California, Orange County, will be the Keynote Speaker during the Dinner Banquet.
 
In 2007, the NCVAA honored Judge Nguyen with the Trailblazer Award for being a pioneer in the legal field and his contributions to the Vietnamese American community. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the NCVAA.  
 
The NCVAA expresses its gratitude to Judge Nguyen for his continuing support.


CONFERENCE INFORMATION
This year's conference, based on the theme "Connect. Collaborate. Cultivate." marks the ninth occasion Vietnamese American attorneys from all over the country will convene to discuss issues and experiences of interest to the Vietnamese legal community. For the first time, the conference will be held in Massachusetts. The conference kicks off with a Welcome Reception on the evening of September 18, hosted at Greenberg Traurig LLP at One International Place, Boston, MA 02110.
The full-day conference follows on September 19, at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108, and will include a series of esteemed speakers, informative panels, and networking events. The conference concludes with a banquet dinner on the evening of September 19 hosted by NCVAA at Hai Le Moon Restaurant, 88 Beach Street, Boston, MA 02111.


PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING
NCVAA is excited to announce that it is working with Whova and will have its first conference application up and running at least 1 week before the conference.  Conference attendees should receive an email from Whova 1 week before the conference to download the app on smartphones and tablets. 

Once Whova is downloaded, conference attendees may update their bio and contact information, build community within the event by connecting to organizers, attendees, and sponsors.  Attendees may browse the conference schedule, check out conference logistics to be more organized and productive at events and network with people before the event. 


CLE PROGRAM INFORMATION
 Attend and learn How to Effectively Deliver Legal Services that Adds Value to Clients from panelists, (i) Christine Bellon, VP Legal Affairs, Blueprint Medicines, (ii) Hoil Kim, General Counsel, GT Advanced Technologies, and (iii) Michelle Rhee, Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America.
 
Not sure of the recent updates from the U.S. Supreme Court? Four professors from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, The University of Oklahoma School of Law, Texas A&M University College of Law, and University of New Mexico School of Law will provide their perspectives as legal scholars.
 
Join us for the dinner banquet to congratulate Professor Joseph Thai from The University of Oklahoma School of Law as he accepts the Trailblazer Award.
  
The planning committee is in the process of obtaining CLE approval for the panels.  For information about additional speakers and conference schedule, please download the Conference Schedule.


GENERAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Schedule is subject to change.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Welcome Reception
Greenberg Traurig LLP
One International Place Boston, MA 02110
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 19, 2015
Day Conference
Suffolk Law School
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Joint Session Panel 1
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Panel 2A & Panel 2B
Noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch Plenary Session
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Panel 3A & Panel 3B
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reserved for meetings

Dinner Banquet
Hai Le Moon Restaurant
88 Beach Street Boston, MA 02111
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Dinner Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Closing Dinner Banquet

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Attend and learn How to Effectively Deliver Legal Services that Adds Value to Clients from panelists, Christine Bellon, VP Legal Affairs, Blueprint Medicines, (ii) Hoil Kim, General Counsel, GT Advanced Technologies, and (iii) Michelle Rhee, Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America. Not sure of the recent updates from the U.S. Supreme Court? Four professors from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, The University of Oklahoma School of Law, Texas A&M University College of Law, and University of New Mexico School of Law will provide their perspectives as legal scholars. Join us for the dinner banquet to congratulate Professor Joseph Thai from The University of Oklahoma School of Law as he accepts the Trailblazer Award. We are honored to announce that long-time supporter of NCVAA, Judge John Nho Trong Nguyen, will be a Keynote Speaker during the dinner banquet.

 For information about additional speakers and conference schedule, please click HERE.
 

CONFERENCE PRICING AND REGISTRATION

Registration for the conference will open by August 7, 2015.

Early Bird Prices (by August 28, 2015):
$240 General Admission
$190 Government; Solo; and Small Firm (less than 3 attorneys)
$120 Students

Regular Prices
$305 General Admission
$255 Government; Solo; and Small Firm (less than 3 attorneys)
$120 Students
Register today at www.ncvaa.eventbrite.com to take advantage of our early bird prices. 

HOTEL INFORMATION 

Deadline for Discounted Hotel Rate: August 27, 2015 

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Omni Parker House Hotel at a group rate of $289.00 per night (plus taxes and fees). 

Deadline to book discounted hotel rate is August 26, 2015
To reserve your room at the group rate, please contact the Omni Parker House Hotel at 1-800-THE-OMNI and reference the NCVAA Annual Conference.
FLIGHT INFORMATION 
 
Have you booked your flight? Southwest Nationwide Sale ends TODAY, August 13, 2015. Visit Southwest's website for more information.
 
 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to become a sponsor, please download the sponsorship form HERE and submit by September 4, 2015.  For any questions, please contact Catherine Than at cthan@bickerstaff.com. 

CONTACT INFORMATION


For sponsorship information or any questions, please contact:

Catherine Than, NCVAA President cthan@bickerstaff.com

Kim Nguyen, Conference Co-Chair kimnguyen1209@gmail.com

Chinh Pham, Conference Co-Chair phamc@gtlaw.com

Please visit www.ncvaa.org for updated conference information.