2014 NAPABA Central Region Conference

April 4-5, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio
Hosted by the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio   

Registration is now closed!
Please email AABA Ohio at AsianBar@aabaohio.org for more information.

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Take advantage of an unparalleled opportunity to network with Asian American legal professionals, in-house counsel, and judges from all over the Midwest region!  After a day of substantive, thought-provoking CLEs led by expert practitioners and nationally recognized guest speakers,

Join the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio (AABA) as we honor
Margaret Wong with the 2014 AABA Ohio Catalyst Award!

T
he Conference will culminate with a keynote Gala Dinner panel moderated by Wendy Shiba, former executive officer of three NYSE-listed companies, including PolyOne Corp. and KB Home.  The panel will feature Asian American in-house counsel and general counsel from Nationwide, Prudential Financial, Total Call, Inc., Mitsui Rail Capital, and Sprint.



2014 NAPABA Central Region Conference
CLEs At-A-Glance


            An Arbitration Overview: Analysis of Best Practices, Tips, and Mistakes to Avoid

- Timothy J. Abeska, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

- Theodore K. Cheng, Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP

- Deborah Coleman, Coleman Law, LLC

- Michael J. Jordan, Jordan Resolutions, LLC

- Michelle Skipper, VP of Charlotte regional office, American Arbitration Association

- Jason Veloso, Senior Attorney, Cliffs Natural Resources

- Bonnie Wolf, Assistant General Counsel, Nationwide


            Playing by the Rules: An Inside Look at Casino Gaming Laws

- John W. Barron, Deputy Dir. and General Counsel, Ohio Casino Control Commission
- Christy A. Prince, Senior Associate, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, LPA
- Anne Marin Russell, Fin. & Tax Investigation Counsel, Ohio Casino Control Commission
- Michelle Siba, Assistant General Counsel, Ohio Casino Control Commission
- Donna Hogan, Vice President of Finance, Horseshoe Casino, Cleveland
-
Tina Robinson, Regional Compliance Officer, Horseshoe Casino, Cleveland


            Lunch Keynote - An Immigration Reform Update by Margaret Wong

            Lunchtime CLE: The Unauthorized Practice of Law: A Case Update

- Minerva B. Elizaga, Senior Attorney Services Counsel, Supreme Court of Ohio


            Combating Human Trafficking and Empowering Survivors: An Ohio Perspective

- Melinda Haggerty, Dir. of Children's Initiatives, Office of the Ohio Attorney General

- Renee Jones, President & CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center


            Will My Vote Count? Asian American Voting-Rights Issues in Ohio and Beyond

- Subodh Chandra, Managing Partner, The Chandra Law Firm LLC

- Christine Chen, Exec. Dir., APIAVote

- Lisa Wong, President, OCA Cleveland


            Keynote Dinner Panel: The Inside Track: Perspectives of Asian American General Counsel and In-House Attorneys

- Moderator: Wendy Shiba, Former Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary, KB Home and PolyOne Corp., Immediate Past President of NAPABA
- June Casalmir, Counsel for Consumer & Marketing Practices, Sprint Nextel
- Rudy Figueroa, VP of Admin., HR, and Legal Departments, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
- Christine Li, Assistant General Counsel, Investment Practice Group, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
- Michael Yap, Chief Legal Officer, International Investments Business, Prudential Financial
- Robert Yap, Chief Legal Officer, Total Call International, Inc. and Locus Telecommunications, Inc.



Friday April 4, 2014, 8:30 – End               DINNER AND KARAOKE
                                                
Saturday April 5, 2014, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
        EXPLORE CLEVELAND BREWERY BUS TOUR (advance purchase available)

        TAKE A HIKE: Downtown Cleveland Gateway District Walking Tour (free; will meet in Marriott Lobby after CLEs)

        VISIT THE HORSESHOE CASINO, 100 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113 (free; will meet in Marriott Lobby after CLEs)

        VISIT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44114 (pay on your own; will meet in Marriott Lobby after CLEs)

Saturday April 5, 2014, 9:30 – End             GALA AFTER PARTY @ THE VELVET DOG!

Sunday April 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m.                 OPTIONAL BRUNCH, EMPEROR’S PALACE RESTAURANT (advance purchase available)



General Registration Information
Registration is now closed!
Please email AABA Ohio at AsianBar@aabaohio.org for more information.


Conference and Dinner Gala Package (includes Friday Welcome Reception, all CLEs, and Saturday Gala Dinner):

  • Private Sector – Regular Price:  $200

  • Government/Nonprofit – Regular Price: $175

  • Law students:  $75 per student


Saturday Gala Dinner Only:

  • Private Sector – Regular Price:  $140

  • Government/Nonprofit – Regular Price: $120

  • Law students:  $50 per student


CLEs Only (includes all CLEs and Saturday Lunch, does not include Friday Welcome Reception and Saturday Gala Dinner):

  • Private Sector – Regular Price:  $125

  • Government/Nonprofit – Regular Price: $100

  • Law students:  $40 per student


Friday Welcome Reception (Free for those that have purchased the “Conference and Dinner Gala Package”)

  • Ticket price:  $15




□     Signature Sponsor:  $5000

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  • Back cover Full page or back cover ad in program guide

  • Table of 10 at the gala dinner

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    Platinum Sponsor:  $3000

  • Prominent signage and full page program guide ad and website recognition

  • Table of 10 at the gala dinner

  • Conference registration for 4


    Gold Sponsors: $2500

  • Prominent signage and ½ page program guide ad and website recognition

  • Table of 10 at the gala dinner

  • Conference registration for 2


    Silver Sponsors: $1800

  • ¼ page program guide ad and signage recognition and website recognition

  • Table of 10 at gala dinner

  • Conference registration for 1


    Bronze Sponsors: $1000

  • ¼ page program guide ad and signage recognition and website recognition

  • Gala dinner registration for 2

  • Conference registration for 2


    Table Sponsors: $1200

  • Table of 10 at gala dinner




    Program Ad – Full Page: $500


    Program Ad – Half Page: $350


    Program Ad – Quarter Page: $250


If you do not wish to pay online, please send checks (made payable to Asian American Bar Association of Ohio) to :


Edward Chyun, AABA Treasurer

Asian American Bar Association of Ohio

P.O. Box 14844

Cleveland, OH 44114


No Refunds.




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