Beasley Allen conference will draw close to 1,500 lawyers downtown

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November 10, 2011

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legal strategies logo thumbnail Beasley Allen conference will draw close to 1,500 lawyers downtownMONTGOMERY, ALA. (November 10, 2011) – Beasley Allen Law Firm will host its fifth annual Legal Strategies Conference & Expo at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center beginning Thursday, Nov. 17, and continuing through Friday, Nov. 18. The event provides continuing legal education (CLE) credits and is open to all Alabama lawyers in private practice. The conference has grown steadily each year, from about 400 lawyers in 2007 to 1,500 expected this year.

“Nationally acclaimed law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C. continues to support the local community while showcasing the city they so heavily invest in,” said Dawn Hathcock, Vice President of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitor Bureau. “Each year their Legal Strategies Conference, the largest of its kind within the state of Alabama, creates a huge boost to the River Region, contributing roughly a million dollars in economic impact. Events of this stature are extremely important, as we continue to market Montgomery as a true meeting destination.”

Practice areas to be addressed at the conference include Product Liability, Mass Torts and Fraud. Special programs include the topic of Legal Ethics. The meeting will feature speakers including Beasley Allen Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley; Governor Robert Bentley; Attorney General Luther Strange; Morris Dees, Founder and Chief Trial Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center; Judge Charles Price; Jim Pratt, President, Alabama State Bar; and Tony McLain, General Counsel, Alabama State Bar. John Croyle, founder of the Big Oak Ranch, will be the guest speaker at the prayer breakfast Friday morning.

At the Legal Services Expo, vendors will provide demonstrations of products and answer questions about how attorneys can best enhance their practice. Event platinum sponsors include LexisNexis, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Freedom Court Reporting and Jackson Thornton Valuation & Litigation among others.

Legal and community groups including the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program, Alabama Law Foundation, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and Jones School of Law also will be present to speak with attorneys in attendance.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this conference as a service for lawyers throughout the state of Alabama,” said Beasley Allen Managing Shareholder Tom Methvin. “This is a valuable opportunity for continuing education, as well as providing the chance for networking with other attorneys.”

Conference schedule (featured speakers):
Thursday, November 17
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Governor Robert Bentley (MPAC)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Attorney General Luther Strange (MPAC)
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Jere L. Beasley, Founding Shareholder-Beasley Allen Law Firm
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Morris Dees, Founder- Southern Poverty Law Center (convention center)

Friday, November 18
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. John Croyle, Big Oak Ranch (convention center)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Jim Pratt, President, Alabama State Bar
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Tony McLain, General Counsel, Alabama State Bar

Legal Strategies 2011 Agenda

For more information or to register, visit our Legal Strategies Conference website.

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