Build the Next Generation of Bond Lawyers 

Do you know a promising law student (maybe a great summer intern) who may be interested in pursuing a career in public finance?  Please invite them to apply for this year’s Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program. Up to five scholarship will be awarded and the recipients will receive complimentary registration and transportation expenses to attend NABL U’s The Essentials at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, April 15-17, 2020.  In addition, the recipients are paired with a seasoned bond lawyer from The Essentials faculty to mentor them while they are at the conference. The scholarship details and the application is available here and you can view The Essentials brochure here. Completed scholarship applications will be accepted until March 9, 2020. For more information contact Linda Wyman, NABL’s Chief Operating Officer. You can also send NABL the contact information for qualified potential applicants, and we will follow up with them.

Why You Should Register for The Institute 

The Institute is only a few weeks away and space is filling up quickly. Register by Friday, February 21, and you will be automatically entered into a chance to win access to a concierge level lounge at The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Below are five reasons why you should attend: 

1. Six new breakout sessions: Forward Deliveries, Proposed LIBOR Regulations, To Lien or Not to Lien, Computing Private Business Use, Electronic Disclosure, and Primary Disclosure Trends.
2. Learn the latest trends regarding taxable bonds in the Opening General Session.
3. Engage in high-level, interactive discussions on a variety of breakout session topics (six tax, six security, and four general transaction structuring).
4. Earn over 10 CLE credit hours, which includes 1.25+ hours of ethics.
5. Network and connect with more than 350 NABL members from across the country.

“Real World Example” Sessions at The Essentials 

At The Essentials, April 15-17, 2020, attendees will take part in four general sessions and choose from 16 breakout sessions covering a variety of topics including tax, securities, and general law concepts intrinsic to the public finance industry. New bond lawyers and other market participants will receive an introduction to the fundamental laws relevant to the practice, and attendees with multiple years of experience can expand their expertise with “Real World Example” sessions. These sessions apply the law to hypothetical fact patterns to address current issues commonly faced by bond lawyers. The “Real World Example” sessions will include: Arbitrage & Rebate, Avoiding Private Activity, Refunding & Reissuance, and State Law Issues.  

Register by February 28 for a chance to win a one-bedroom suite upgrade at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.