4 Days Left for the Members-Only Early-Bird Pricing!

NABL is offering members a special early-bird pricing for The Workshop: Virtual 2020, September 23-25, 2020. Register before August 14 and members/government employees pay $495, a 40% discount off the regular in-person conference rate. There will be 18 timely breakout sessions covering tax, securities law, and general law topics, with several sessions discussing how COVID-19 has impacted the public finance industry. Every registrant can earn up to 10 CLE credit hours and will receive an electronic copy of The Workshop Blue Book, including bonus outlines from every session originally planned for the in-person conference. Check out this year’s line-up and register today! 

NABL Releases 2020 Nominating Committee Report

The 2020 Nominating Committee released the slate of officers and directors nominated for the 2020-2021 NABL Board of Directors. “One of NABL's greatest assets is the deep bench of members who devote significant time to NABL projects and seminars. This provides the Nominating Committee with a great list of possible candidates for Board service while also challenging the Committee to select just a few nominees,” said Committee Chair Dee Wisor (Butler Snow, Denver, CO).

The election will be held at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, in conjunction with The Workshop: Virtual 2020.  All virtual conference registrants are invited to attend the Annual Meeting. In accordance with NABL's By-laws, the Nominating Committee Report is available here.

NABL Announces 2020 Award Recipients

The National Association of Bond Lawyers is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of NABL’s Carlson Prize. The Carlson Prize, named in honor of Rita J. and Charles P. Carlson, is awarded to the author(s) of the best scholarly article submitted for publication in The Bond Lawyer. The prize carries an honorarium of $500 and a tuition grant for attendees at NABL U’s The Workshop.

The 2020 Prize will be awarded to the four authors of Practical Considerations in Electronic Disclosure by State and Municipal Bond Issuers article, published in the Spring 2020 issue of The Bond Lawyer and originally published in the Fall 2019 edition of the Municipal Finance Journal. The authors, led by Stacey C. Lewis (pictured left), Pacifica Law Group, Seattle, WA, are Glenn E. Weinstein, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC, Chicago, IL; David Y. Bannard, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Boston, MA; and Erich Schmitz, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, San Francisco, CA. 

Because The Workshop is being held virtually this year, The Board of Directors elected to defer The Bernard P. Friel Medal and The Frederick O. Kiel Awards until 2021. The Carlson Prize will be presented during NABL’s Annual Membership Meeting at The Workshop: Virtual 2020, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. 

August Sale on NABL U Now

Now is the best time for NABL members to check out NABL U Now webinars. NABL is offering members special discounted pricing for all NABL U Now webinars through August 31, 2020. Don’t miss this chance to access timely webinars and conference panel sessions including: Deal Gone Bad, Arbitrage and Rebate (Real World Examples), Avoiding Private Activity (Real World Examples), Closing Logistics, Leases & Other Non-Traditional Financings, Refunding and Reissuance (Real Word Examples), and State Law Issues (Real World Examples). Take a few minutes to explore all the options available. The listed member prices reflect the $10 discount.