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Annual Member Convention

Thursday, July 6 - Sunday, July 9
Nemacolin Woodlands Golf & Spa Resort
Farmington, PA

For a full brochure & schedule, click here
To register, call 215-546-6451 ext. 103, email [email protected] or download form.

Nemacolin Accommodations & Services

Reserve your room today! The deadline for discounted rooms was May 30. Attendees can continue to book rooms at the full price while they last by calling Nemacolin at 1-800-422-2736.

Woodlands Spa
Let the experts help you relax. Call 724-329-8555 to make your spa reservation.

Convention Package

$795 Package includes everything:  
   • Four CLE courses/8.5 credits
   • Thurs. President’s Dinner Dance
   • Boxed lunches Fri. & Sat.
   • Friday Cocktail Party
   • Sat. Annual Awards Dinner
   • Late drinks each night
   • Discount on golf tournament
   • Discounts for spouses, guests & children for all events

See the Convention Brochure for details or to register.

CLE Seminars

Joe Quinn on The Preparation & Trial of Cases:  Lessons Learned Over 40 Years
Saturday, July 8, 8:30-11:45 a.m.
Featured Speaker:  Joseph A. Quinn, Jr., Hourigan Kluger & Quinn, P.C.
3 Substantive CLE credits
Members $169, Non-Members $189, Package buyers: Included

Medical Malpractice: Update on Certificate of Merit & Other Expert Issues
Thursday, July 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Laura Feldman (Course Planner), Joshua Berger
1 Substantive CLE credit
Members $65, Non-Members $85
Package buyers: Included (Choose Med Mal or Workers' Comp)

Workers' Comp: Subro under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act
Thursday, July 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Thomas Smith (Course Planner), Fred H. Hait
1 Substantive CLE credit
Members $65, Non-Members $85 
Package buyers: Included (Choose Med Mal or Workers' Comp)

Annual Update for Civil Litigators
Friday, July 7, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Theodore A. Schwartz (Course Planner), Rosalind T. Kaplan, Dale G. Larrimore, George Martin, Clifford A. Rieders, Larry Bendesky
3.5 Substantive CLE credits
Members $189, Non-Members $209, Package buyers: Included

Ethics Issues for the Trial Lawyer
Saturday, July 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
John E. Quinn (Course Planner), Paul Killon, PA Disciplinary Board
1 Substantive CLE credit
Members $89, Non-Members $99, Package buyers: Included

See the Convention Brochure for details or to register.


Golf Tournament at Mystic Rock Course
Sign up by June 16 for the modified scramble
Friday, July 7, Lunch 12 p.m., First tee time 1 p.m.
Package buyers & Guests receive discounts

Kids Miniature Golf
All day Friday, July 7
Best score wins a prize from PaTLA

Kentuck Knob Tour
1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8
Tour the house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, America's best known architect. Limited to 28 participants.
Package buyers & guests receive discounts

Kids Party/Teens Party
6 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8
Whether they're 5-12 or 13 & up, children will enjoy this fun-filled evening at the pool or Activities Center.
Package buyers & guests receive discounts

Nemacolin has something for everyone. See their activites guide.

See the full brochure for event details or to register.

Social Events

Get Acquainted Tea & Book Discussion
Thursday, July 6, 3 - 4 p.m.
Spouses and guests are invited to meet new friends over high tea.  "Bel Canto," a novel by Ann Patchett will be discussed.
Package Buyers & Guests receive discounts
Note: a special message board will be available so spouses & friends can coordinate their activities.

President’s Dinner Dance
Thursday, July 6, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Enjoy the live music of Pittsburgh's City Heat, a 6-piece dance band as we honor Nancy Fullam’s year as president! Kids will love their own special buffet & giveaways. Cash bar.  Package buyers: Included
• Presentation of PaTLA’s Community Service Award to the Committee for Justice for All.

Cocktail Party
Friday, July 7, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by the New Lawyer Section & the Women Lawyers Committee, with special toast for Champions of Justice. Enjoy a few cocktails, then dine at one of Nemacolin's casual eateries or fine restaurants (reservations recommended). Package buyers: Included

Annual Awards Dinner
Saturday, July 8, 6 - 10 p.m.
Join us as we honor this year’s award recipients at this elegant event, the keystone of the Convention.  Congratulate Nancy Fullam on a job well-done and welcome Ruben Honik as your new President. Jim Ronca will emcee.
• Hon. Beth A. Lazzara will be presented with the Milton D. Rosenberg Award for outstanding service to the Association.
• Clifford A. Rieders will receive the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award.

Black tie optional. Adults only. Open bar during the cocktail hour (6-7 p.m.) Dessert buffet is all ages. Package Buyers: Included

Late Night Drinks
Thursday & Friday, July 6 & 7, 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 8, 11 p.m.
Share a late night drink or a game of pool at the resort’s bar. A great way to wind down with colleagues & friends from around the state.  Package buyers: Included

See the full brochure for details or to register.


Exchange valuable information at section & committee meetings.

Thursday, July 6
1:15-2 p.m.       • Executive, Budget/Finance Committees
                        • Amicus Committee
                        • Fund Development Committee
2-2:30 p.m.       • Legislative Policy Committee 
3:30-4 p.m.       • Med Mal Section Meeting
                        • Workers’ Comp Section Caucus
3:45-4:15 p.m.  • Education Committee
4-4:30 p.m.       • Annual Meeting Part I
4:30-6 p.m.       • 2005-06 Board of Governors

Friday, July 7
7:30-8:15 a.m.  • Auto Section Meeting
                        • Membership Committee
                        • Diversity Committee
12:30-1 p.m.     • Cyber Committee
                        • Publications Committee
4:30-5 p.m.       • New Lawyer Section Caucus
                        • Women Lawyers Committee

Saturday, July 8
7:30-8:30 a.m.  • East/Mid/West Caucuses
1:30-2:30 p.m.  • Public Relations Committee

Sunday, July 9
8:30-9:30 a.m.  • LAWPAC Trustees
9:30-10 a.m.     • Annual Meeting Part II
10-11:30 a.m.   • 2006-07 Board of Governors

For a full schedule, see the 2006 Convention Brochure.

Never been to PaTLA's convention? 

• Take $100 off the package price
• Or buy one or more adult dinner tickets and receive one convention CLE seminar for FREE!

Download form to register.

PaTLA’s 38th Annual Convention • July 6 - 9, 2006
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
For room reservations, call 1-800-422-2736
To register, call PaTLA at 215-546-6451 ext. 103 or download form.

Questions?  E-mail [email protected].

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