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NEBLSA Northeast Regional Convention - Feb. 21-25, 2007

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NEBLSA Northeast Regional Convention - Feb. 21-25, 2007
« on: November 24, 2006, 06:40:17 PM »

Northeast BLSA Regional Convention
Wednesday, February 21st - Sunday February 25th, 2007
(Competitors to arrive on the 21st, other conference participants may arrive Thursday or Friday)

The Annual Northeast Regional Convention will bring BSLA chapters together from 33 different law schools in the Northeast Region of BLSA, ranging from Maine to New Jersey.  This year, the University of Connecticut hosts the Northeast Region at the Hartford Marriott in Hartford, Connecticut.  There will be a little bit of everything for everyone:

  • Regional Business
  • Election of Regional Officers (Regional Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, etc.)
  • The Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • The Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
  • Helpful Workshops
  • Inspirational Speakers
  • Lunch and Dinner Provided
  • Professional Networking
  • Evening Socializing & Entertainment


Early Registration - Non Competitor (Nov 24-Dec 15) = $110.00
Regular Registration - Non Competitor (Dec 16-Jan21) = $125.00
Late Registration - Non Competitor (Jan 22 Feb 21) -  = $160.00
Early Registration - Competitors/Coach( follow same dates above) = $95.00
Regular Registration - Competitors/Coach = $110.00
Late Registration - Competitors/Coach = $145.00
Registration may be paid on Acteva using the following link -
Registration info available at

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Re: NEBLSA Northeast Regional Convention - Feb. 21-25, 2007
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 09:00:49 AM »
Registration Forms can be downloaded by clicking Here.

Please make hotel reservations with the Marriott online at and reference the Northeast BLSA group when calling the hotel to make reservations.

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Re: NEBLSA Northeast Regional Convention - Feb. 21-25, 2007
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 08:04:36 PM »
Northeast Regional Convention 2006-2007

Convention Dates and Fees:

Welcome to Hartford and the 2006-2007 Northeast Black Law Students Association Regional Convention.  We are pleased to be partnered with the Hartford Marriott in providing you the best accommodations that Hartford has to offer.  This year's convention promises to be one that truly rises, "Beyond Expectations" as we seek to fellowship with the leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to your participation in our heralded moot court and mock trial competitions, cutting-edge workshops, and engaging social activities.

In order to secure your lodging, please register with the hotel using the following link:

The Registration fees and dates for the Convention are as follows:

Regular Attendees:

Early Registration - Non Competitor (Nov 24-Dec 15) -----$110.00

Regular Registration - Non Competitor (Dec 16-Jan21) -- $125.00

Late Registration - Non Competitor (Jan 22-Feb 21) -------$160.00

Competitors and Coaches:

Early Registration – Competitors/Coach (Nov 24-Dec 15) ---------------------- $95.00

Regular Registration – Competitors/Coach (Dec 16-Jan21) -------------------$110.00

Late Registration – Competitors/Coach (Jan 22-Feb 21) -----------------------$145.00


Flat Registration (Nov 24 – Feb 21) ----- $130

                        Registration Form:

                        Please complete your registration form and send to:

                                    Ericca Keith, NEBLSA Treasurer

                                    PO BOX 330524

                                    West Hartford, CT 06133

Convention Registration Form (PDF: 44kb)

Method of Payment:

Online using Acteva:

Via Mail: Include your check with the registration form. (If using this option, please take note that you will need a post dated envelope by the appropriate date to lock in your payment rate.)

 If at anytime, you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Diana Dessources -Director of Programming at

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Re: NEBLSA Northeast Regional Convention - Feb. 21-25, 2007
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2007, 09:16:15 AM »
Greetings!!! It is a pleasure and an honor to introduce myself to you. My name is Florence Cornish and I am second year law student at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. This year, I have had the opportunity to serve as the Northeast Parliamentarian for the Northeast Region.

Every year the Parliamentarian conducts a Plenary Session at the Northeast Convention. The Plenary Session is where the Northeast Region conducts all regional business, including amendments to the By Laws, elections, and evaluates reports received from officers. However, this process is only possible with the help of our membership.

Chapter Presidents, I am in need of your help. I am asking that each of you send a delegate or delegates (depending on how many paid members you have) to assure that your chapter’s voice will be heard during the Plenary Session. I am a firm believer that in order to make change, you must voice that particular change you want.  Thus, if you fail to send a delegate or delegates to the Convention, then your chapter’s voice will not be heard.

This year the Northeast Convention will take place in Hartford, Connecticut from February 21- 25, 2007.  We have an exiting scheduled planned and it is going to be awesome. Some of the panelists will discuss the following topics:

•       Reparations: Harriet Tubman of the Reparations Movement;
•       Understanding who you are as an attorney, dealing with stress, dealing with workplace issues;
•       African American’s Bar Passage Rate;
•       Financial planning: How to make your money make money, more extensive than graduate leverage,
               possibly with large name investment firm;
•       Retention Rates of Women of Color in Law Firms; and
•       Owning Your Own Firm: How do you start your own law firm.

Please inform your chapter members about the Northeast Convention and start thinking of members who you would like to represent your chapter during the Plenary Session. I will email each chapter by January 29, 2007 to inform you of how many delegates your chapter may send to the Plenary Session of the Convention.

When you have a moment, please look over the bylaws to check to see if there is anything that needs to be added, amended, or repealed. Please email me any changes that your chapter would like to have voted on during Plenary Session by February 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. If you fail to email me the changes from your chapter by this time, then those changes will not be voted on during Plenary.

Thank you so very much for your time and consideration.  If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the following:
       Phone: 904-710-6858; or
       Email: (Please add “Plenary 2007” to the Subject line).

I look forward to working closely with all of you. Have a great day.

In BLSA love,

Florence Cornish
Northeast Parliamentarian 2006-2007
BLSA Chapter President of Vermont Law School 2007

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Re: NEBLSA Northeast Regional Convention - Feb. 21-25, 2007
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007, 10:50:17 AM »

February 2007 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial /Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competitions & Conference Schedule 


Registration- 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Competitors and Coaches Meeting   7:00 PM


Registration 8:30 AM- 12:30PM

Panel 1- Contemplative Lawyering      8:00 - 8:55 AM

Preliminary Round 1A- FDMC &TMMTC  9:00 – 11:00 AM 

Plenary Meeting (all Delegates must attend)      9:00AM- 12:00PM

Preliminary Round 1B- FDMC & TMMTC   11:30 – 1:00 PM 

Lunch- 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Panel 2- Share the Wealth: Grass Roots Community Building       3:00 - 4:00 PM

Panel 3- Black Women, Corporate Law and the Invariable Glass Ceiling      4:00- 5:30 PM

Preliminary Round 2A-FDMC & TMMTC  2:00 – 4:00 PM   

Preliminary Round 2B-FDMC &TMMTC 4:30 – 6:00 PM 

Welcome Reception @ UCONN- School of Law- 6:30- 8:55 PM

      After-Dinner Dessert/Wine Reception @ Crush- Hartford Marriott- Downtown      9:00- 11:00PM


Late Registration 8:30 AM- 12:30PM

Plenary Meeting (all Delegates must attend)        9:00 - 10:00 AM

Panel 1- Reparations: I Still Don’t Have My 40 Acres      10:00 - 11:00AM

Preliminary Round 3A- FDMC & TMMTC   9:00 – 11:00 AM 

Panel 2- Making Your $$$Work For You: Budgeting, Saving & Investing      11:00 AM- 12:25 PM

Preliminary Round 3B- FDMC & TMMTC    11:30 – 1:00 PM 

Lunch- 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Sweet Sixteen Round- FDMC & TMMTC  2:00 – 4:00 PM   

Panel 3-   Do It Yourself: How to Start Your Own Law Firm       2:30 - 3:30 PM

      Moderated by Donald, Chilliest & McDaniel LLP   

Panel 4- Race and Education- Do Firms Lower Their Standards for Blacks    3:35 PM- 5:30 PM

Quarter-final Round- FDMC & TMMTC          4:30 – 6:00 PM       

Judges Dinner-     6:30 PM- 9:25 PM

Comedy Show w/ Stand- Up Comics Rob Stapleton & Jon Laster 9:30- 11:00PM

After Hours- Cocktails Lounge @ Crush    11:00PM- 1AM     


      Semi-final Round- FDMC & TMMTC         9:00– 10:30 AM

      Community Service Day- Location TBA      9:00AM- 1:00 PM

      Final Round- FDMC & TMMTC      11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch/ Regional Executive Board Elections     1:30 - 4:00PM

      Networking- Sponsors Reception      5:00- 7:00PM

      Awards Ceremony Dinner      7:00- 10:00 PM

      Social Event @ Club 960     11:00 PM- 3:00 AM

      SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2007

      Motivational Breakfast    9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

      Conclusion of NEBLSA Conference
Additional Conference Activities:

    * We will be holding a silent charity auction from Thursday- Saturday afternoon
          o All proceeds will be donated to a reputable AIDS organization, selected by the Chapter of the year
          o Please be generous; donate to a worthy cause, feel good and get a great prize
          o Prize winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony/Dinner on Saturday Evening
          o Auction items include: a signed JETS Football (signed by the 2006-2007 Playoff Squad), a signed Tiki Barber (NY Giants) poster, a complimentary evening at the Providence Biltmore Hotel and so much more.
    * Also, throughout the weekend we will be giving raffle tickets to each delegate who attends Plenary and panels and the delegate with the most tickets will be entered to win a fabulous grand prize!!!