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NFALA Mid-Year Leadership Summit 2019



The NFALA Mid-Year Leadership Summit is an annual forum that convenes leaders of the Filipino American legal community to engage in strategic planning sessions, share resources, and strengthen relationships across all the regions that comprise NFALA's national network of attorneys, judges, law students, and legal academics.


LODGING INFO

The NFALA room block at the official summit hotel, the W New York - Times Square, is now sold out. 
Accommodations may be available at the following alternate venues located nearby:

Hilton Times Square

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

Airbnb is another recommended option for lodging during the summit.



THURSDAY, MAY 30
(OPTIONAL)

Black Tie Optional Attire

6PM

Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York
Annual Awards Dinner and Installation of Officers

Aureole
One Bryant Park
135 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Please RSVP using the link provided in this invitation and await confirmation of your ticket order before finalizing your travel arrangements. The venue is not particularly large, so space is limited.

When requesting your ticket, please also mention "NFALA Mid-Year@NYC" in the comments section of the RSVP form. As a courtesy to NFALA, FALA New York will be extending "Member" rates to conference attendees.

Post-Installation Dinner Meetup

Location TBD

If you are interested in joining, please email either Kristy Gonowon (kgono@allstate.com) or Noel Vales (noelvales@yahoo.com).



FRIDAY, MAY 31
Business Professional Attire

No cell phones or laptops will be allowed inside the federal courthouses during the Judge Schofield event or the NFALA Board of Governors meeting. Devices will be checked in upon entering the buildings and returned upon leaving. All visitors must bring a photo ID.


11AM - 1PM

Private Chambers Discussion and Reception with Hon. Lorna G. Schofield
(U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York)

Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse
40 Centre Street, Room 201

New York, NY  10007

*Enter using main entrance on Centre Street (steps/columns in front of building) - DO NOT ENTER through side entrance

1:30-2:00PM

Official NFALA Photographs on Courthouse Steps of the United States District Court for
the Southern District of New York

Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse
40 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007-131

2:15-4:15PM

NFALA Board of Governors Meeting

Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse
500 Pearl St., Room 850
New York, NY 10007-131

6-8PM

Welcome reception & cocktail hour

Hosted by Neville Peterson

Bond Collective

One Exchange Plaza, 3rd Floor (55 Broadway)

10PM

Friday Social Event

Sky Room330 West 40th St.
New York, NY 10018

*DRESS TO IMPRESS: Strict dress code. No white sneakers, Timbs, ACGs, etc. For ladies, preferably no flats, Uggs, sandals, or flip-flops.
*No cover for ladies; men free before midnight.


SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Comfortable Business Casual Attire
(Afternoon team-building exercise will take place outside, rain or shine)

Leadership Summit Sessions

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
620 Eighth Ave., 32
nd floor
New York, NY 10018

Photo ID required for building access.

9:30-10:00AM

Breakfast

10:00AM-12:40PM

Welcome & Joint Affiliate Reports
10:20AM FALA Mass / FALA New York / PALs-PA-NJ
10:40AM FALA Chicago / FALA Ohio / TFAB
11:00AM FLOC / FLOW
11:20AM OFALA / PABA
11:40AM FALA DC / GFAB
12:00PM FBANC / HFLA
12:20PM FALSD / SacFALA

12:45-3:00PM

Lunch & Team-Building Exercise

3:00-4:30PM

Affiliate Roundtable & Leadership Pipeline Breakout Session

4:30-5:00PM

Wrap-Up & Closing

* Optional for in-house counsel summit attendees:
Following the conclusion of working sessions at 5pm, Seyfarth will host a mixer for in-house attorneys until 7pm.

8:00-10:30PM

Dinner

88 Palace
88 E. Broadway
New York, NY 10002

10:30PM

Saturday Social Event

Karaoke City
22 W. 32nd St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001


SUNDAY, JUNE 2
(OPTIONAL)

Recommended attire: anything to show off your Pinoy pride! (barongs/Filipinia, NFALA T-shirts, etc.)

Philippine Independence Day Parade

Madison Ave. from 38th-27th St.
New York, NY

11AM meetup time to reserve spots on the parade route. Location and additional details to follow.


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