Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention to be Held in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY— The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) is finalizing plans for the 2009 FBA Annual Meeting and Convention on Sept. 10-12, 2009 at the Cox Convention Center.

This year’s convention will offer diverse Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses covering such topics as Indian law, tribal advocacy, energy and environmental law, federal criminal practice, appellate law, tips on how to conduct a jury trial, issues and ethics as well as a special presentation on issues in civil rights and terrorism. The event will conclude with a media symposium at the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism and a tour of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Sandy Coats and William H. Hoch of the law firm Crowe & Dunlevy will serve as convention committee chairs for the upcoming annual meeting and convention. More than 500 visitors and Oklahoma’s three largest law schools are expected to gather in downtown Oklahoma City.

“Oklahoma City is moving forward with great momentum,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. “We are extremely fortunate that Oklahoma City was chosen to host this premier event.”

The FBA Annual Meeting and Convention is made possible by the following sponsors: Title Sponsor: PrePaid Legal Services, Inc. of Ada, Okla.; Gold Sponsors: Crowe & Dunlevy, the Oklahoma City Chapter of the FBA, McAfee & Taft; Bronze Sponsors: Bank of Oklahoma, Sonic Drive-In and the Inasmuch Foundation.

“We are thrilled that Oklahoma City was chosen for the 2009 FBA Annual Meeting,” Hoch said. “We are proud to show our shining city to our colleagues from across the country.

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