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  • November 06, 2013

    Social Networking Events Aplenty at the 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting & Conference

    Mark your calendars for the largest gathering of lawyers in the state. The State Bar will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on June 26 and 27. The conference begins and ends with plenary sessions, and you can fill the hours in between with social events and CLE opportunities.

    2014 Annual Meeting and ConferenceNov. 6, 2013 – Members spoke and we listened. The State Bar of Wisconsin once again will bring together a diverse mix of members from across the profession to mix, mingle, and earn CLE credits. The 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting & Conference, June 26 and 27, at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, will be a premium opportunity for learning and for social and professional networking.

    Networking and Social Events

    Plan to arrive the evening before the conference begins and attend the swearing in of Robert Gagan, Green Bay, as the president of the State Bar of Wisconsin at 5 p.m. Attendees are invited to a reception in Gagan’s honor following the swearing-in ceremony.

    Ruder WareImmediately following the presidential reception, you are invited to a Kick-off the Conference party from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy delicious food and drink. Relax and dance. This event is sponsored by Ruder Ware of Wausau.

    Wake up early on Thursday and join your colleagues at 7 a.m. for a Fun Run/Walk, and enjoy breakfast in the exhibit hall.

    Join your colleagues for one of three networking luncheons on Thursday, June 26.

    • Nonresident lawyers will enjoy this luncheon – where you can and meet your Nonresident Lawyers Division board members and catch up with out-of-state practitioners.

    • The Young and Senior Lawyers divisions will host a “mixer” luncheon. To help break the ice and promote conversation, each table will have fun, provocative, and engaging questions to discuss.

    • Perhaps you are simply interested in a quick lunch and a chance to relax informally with colleagues. If that’s your preference, the general networking luncheon might be the place for you.

    Following the first full day of the conference, all attendees are invited to the Member Recognition Celebration, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event recognizes individuals who made outstanding pro bono, public service, or law-related education contributions in 2013.

    AxleyNext on the social circuit is the Lawyers in Paradise – All Conference Beach Bash, from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy good food and cold drinks while listening to the sounds of the Caribbean. Dance to the music of TROPIXPLOSION, a show band that features steel drums, incredible percussion, great vocals, and high energy fun. Join us for what will be the ultimate beach party. This event is sponsored by Axley Brynelson LLP.

    Still not ready to call it a night? Join your colleagues for a late-night hospitality “After-Party” hosted by the Young Lawyers Division. All conference attendees welcome.

    Rise and shine for 7 a.m. yoga on the terrace, and enjoy a continental breakfast in the exhibit hall.

    Family Fun Too

    Bring the family. Special extended room rates are available at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva from June 24 to June 28.

    Conference Registration

    Tuition for the conference is $359 for members, $180 for PINNACLE Silver Ultimate Pass holders, and is included in the cost of the Gold Ultimate Pass. The luncheons cost $25 and are not included as part of the program packages.

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