NFALA@NAPABA: CHICAGO, IL
NOVEMBER 7-11, 2018
| Join us for the 2018 NFALA@NAPABA Conference, which will take place from November 7-11 in Chicago, IL. Please consult this page to find out about official NFALA events scheduled during the course of the NAPABA Convention week.
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018
2018 GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR COCKTAIL HOUR
|Join NFALA's newly formed Government and Public Sector (GPS) Affinity Network for its first ever official event! Attorneys currently employed as public servants or those considering a transition from the private sector are invited to the GPS Cocktail Hour. Connect with Fil-Am lawyers from across the country and enjoy some friendly rounds of ping pong at AceBounce! NFALA@NAPABA Welcome Reception immediately to follow at same location.
2018 IN-HOUSE COUNSEL/PARTNER COCKTAIL HOUR
The NFALA Partner & IHC Affinity Networks proudly present the
In-House Counsel/Partner Cocktail Hour . . .
We invite all in-house lawyers and law firm partners to this exclusive networking event. NFALA@NAPABA Welcome Reception immediately to follow downstairs at AceBounce Ping Pong Bar & Restaurant.
2018 NFALA@NAPABA WELCOME RECEPTION
|Meet and reconnect with NFALA members as we kick off the 2018 NFALA@NAPABA Conference in Chicago!
*THE WELCOME RECEPTION IS NOW AT CAPACITY. NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. VISIT THE EVENT PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON ADDITIONAL SOCIAL ACTIVITIES FOLLOWING THE RECEPTION ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
2018 WOMEN'S LUNCHEON
|For our special guest speaker, we will welcome a history-making attorney recognized as the first ever Filipina and Asian American general counsel of a Fortune 500 company!
2018 MEN'S LUNCHEON
|The featured guest speaker for this networking event is Marty Lorenzo (Vice President Legal Affairs, Petco).
4TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION GALA
|Join us as we install the 2018-19 NFALA Board of Governors! The evening's keynote speaker is Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr., president/CEO of Samurai Surfer LLC and former general counsel of Oracle Corporation. We will also be presenting our annual law student scholarships to an inspiring group of future colleagues and highlighting the work of our fundraising partner the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE). AFIRE serves as the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago's partner organization in operating the first and only pro bono legal clinic in the Midwest dedicated to serving the Filipino American community.
GALA FUNDRAISING BENEFICIARY:
THE ALLIANCE OF FILIPINOS FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND EMPOWERMENT
We are thrilled to welcome the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) as the fundraising beneficiary for our 4th Annual Installation Gala. AFIRE is a grassroots organization whose programs focus on legal services, workforce development, and community organizing. In spring of 2018, AFIRE partnered with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and our local affiliate FALA Chicago in establishing AGiLA ("Attorneys Giving Legal Advice"), the Midwest's first and only pro bono legal clinic dedicated to serving the Filipino American community. During the gala program, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about AFIRE's groundbreaking work and help provide affordable legal services to low-income families by contributing to the clinic fund.
If you are unable to attend the Installation Gala, we encourage you to make a donation to AGiLA at AFIRE's GoFundMe page.
2018 "CHI-LULU" GALA AFTER PARTY
|After the NFALA Installation Gala winds down, the celebration continues! Chicago meets Honolulu in a tribute to our incoming president's hometown. Music by DJ RTST.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018
NFALA BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
| The 2018-19 NFALA Board of Governors will hold its first meeting of the new term at the offices of Steptoe & Johnson.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
"ATTORNEYS PRETENDING TO BE BALLERS" BASKETBALL SOCIAL EVENT
|Self identified ballers and shot callers, here's your chance to work off those extra conference calories. Or if you'd rather not sweat it out, come mix and mingle on the sidelines!
*Government-issued ID required to enter recreational facility.
If you would like to commute to the event with fellow conference attendees, please meet promptly at 11am in the lobby of the Sheraton Grand Chicago (301 E. North Water St.)
2018 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
|Meet the 2018-19 NFALA Board of Governors! Reflect on the past year, discuss goals for the future, and share your feedback with NFALA's leadership.
NAPABA GALA AFTER PARTY (HOSTED BY FALA CHICAGO)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
SUNDAY FILIPINO BRUNCH
|Close out your 2018 NFALA@NAPABA experience with an informal Filipino-style brunch! Due to overwhelming demand, we have moved to a larger venue. NFALA has reserved the community room at Seafood City from 10:30am-2:00pm, where conference attendees can gather for one last get-together. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase in the food court, as well as the two bakeries and Jollibee located on site. Locals are welcome to share pot luck dishes as well!
FALA Chicago will be collecting donations for AGiLA, the pro bono legal clinic established this year in partnership with the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS).
SHARE YOUR NFALA@NAPABA EXPERIENCE
|Click here to download the 2018 NFALA@NAPABA social media guide! This reference contains information on how to connect with our local affiliates and includes a schedule of NFALA members who will be featured at the NAPABA Convention as speakers, awardees, and incoming leaders.
2018 NFALA@NAPABA T-SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!
ORDERS OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 30
|Commemorate your 2018 NFALA@NAPABA experience with an official T-shirt! The design pays tribute to Chicago's rich architecture and is printed on premium fitted cotton. Place your order through Tuesday, October 30 for on-site pickup during the conference.
T-SHIRT SALES HAVE NOW ENDED