Upcoming Offsite Receptions and Networking Events, March & April 2008

Careers in International Arbitration for Young Lawyers

On Tuesday, April 8 from 12:30-2:00 pm, the American Society of International Law and the District of Columbia Bar International Law Section/International Dispute Resolution Committee will jointly sponsor an informal lunchtime conversation between experienced practitioners and JD and LLM students at Arnold & Porter, 555 12th Street, NW, Paul Porter Room, 10th Floor. To RSVP, please email Virginia Martin at Students should bring their lunch or plan to pick it up in the A&P Cafeteria before the program.

Real Estate Settlements: Nuts and Bolts and the Role of Buyer's and Seller's Counsel

On April 22, 2008 from 12:00-2:00pm, the District of Columbia Bar, Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section will present an off-the-record brown bag program where leading real estate settlement professionals will give a primer on the steps to be taken in preparation for a real estate settlement, the conduct of the settlement ceremony itself, post-closing matters and the role of the attorney representing the buyer or seller throughout the process. This program is essential for new attorneys, regardless of their particular field of expertise, since most attorneys have some participation in settlements at some time or another in their career. The event will be held at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street NW, B-1 Level, (Metro Center) and the cost for students is $15.00. For more information, please contact the DC Bar Sections Office at: 202-626-3463.

Beveridge & Diamond 1L Reception & Panel Discussion

On Thursday, April 10 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Beveridge & Diamond will host a reception and panel discussion on Careers in Environmental Law and Litigation for first year law students. It will be at their offices at 1350 Eye Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006 (McPherson Square Metro Station). Speakers include attorneys from the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, in-house counsel from the industry, and attorneys from Beveridge & Diamond. Please RSVP to Charnita Mise at or 202-789-6105 by April 8. Attire for the event is business casual.

ABA Forum on Air & Space Law Speed Mentoring Event

The American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law will be hosting its first-ever speed mentoring event and reception at Kirstein & Young, PLLC in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 10 from 6 - 9 pm. The networking program will introduce law students to lawyers and other field practitioners in the aerospace field. Lawyers will spend approximately 5-10 minutes with each student, discussing a day-in-the-life of a legal practitioner, a firsthand account of what the field is like, and which academic courses might best prepare them for their careers. Kirstein & Young, PLLC is located at 1750 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006. Space is limited. Please RSVP early by emailing Brooke Doerfler at or by calling 202-331-3348 ext. 225.

Representing Medicare Patients: What Advocates and Lawyers Need To Know

The Patient Advocate Foundation and The George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy will be hosting a symposium on Medicare and patient advocacy on April 11-12th, 2008 . This symposium offers an impressive array of expert speakers on Medicare, and an overview of the key emerging legal issues that will affect the program and its more than 40 million beneficiaries in the coming years. The seminar will begin on Friday afternoon, April 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and will run through Saturday, April 12, 2008, with pre-registration at noon and formal opening at 2:00 p.m. The location will be The GWU campus at Foggy Bottom. Please register online at by going to the National Legal Symposium: Representing Medicare Patients: What Advocates and Lawyers Need To Know.