More than 150 attorneys and industry professionals participated in NABL’s first virtual conference from June 9-12. Attendees had the opportunity to attend 24 informative sessions and learn from experienced bond attorneys on issues and laws important to the public finance practice. If you missed The Essentials: Virtual 2020, the recorded sessions will be available to purchase on NABL U Now and earn on-demand CLE starting on June 22.
"The Essentials: Virtual 2020 was NABL’s first-ever virtual conference, and it was a great success thanks to the faculty and NABL staff. Each one approached the last minute change in format with an open mind and willingness to go the extra mile to make sure that the attendees received as much value as possible from the conference. Initial feedback from the attendees confirm that the efforts were appreciated and that the content was helpful. Hopefully, we will be able to return to an in-person format soon, but in the meantime, NABL has proven that it can rise to the challenge and deliver in a virtual format as well."
--The Essentials Chair, Barbara Jane League, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Houston, TX
“This was truly an unprecedented “all hands on deck” effort by highly dedicated faculty and NABL staff…and of course, our phenomenal Chair, Barbara League! I think the result was a successful conference that went off without a hitch. I want to thank all of the faculty and staff for their flexibility and hard work from start to finish, and I especially want to thank all of the attendees who stuck with us and were part of the first ever virtual format…we hope that we were able to “pull back the curtain” and I encourage all who attended to keep in touch with each other and the faculty! You know how to find us. Onward and upward!”
--The Essentials Vice Chair, Sani A. Williams, Bryant Rabbino LLP, New York, NY
Here are some testimonials from attendees:
“Sessions had knowledgeable and entertaining speakers and provided valuable information on topics that newer attorneys are aware of but don't fully understand.”
“The Role of Underwriters Counsel was a great session because it gave me a better outlook on common obstacles that underwriters counsel deals with and how to overcome.”
“The Bank Direct Purchases session was the most helpful because a lot of practice pointers and practical tips were offered that I feel like a can implement right away.”
All registrants will receive electronic versions of the outlines and PowerPoints for each session.
As an added bonus, registrants will receive electronic and printed copies of NABL’s reference "Blue Book", The Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law ($200 value). The “Blue Book” contains valuable reference material on tax, securities, and other laws applicable to municipal finance. A printed version of the book will be shipped to all registrants after the virtual conference.
In addition, registrants will receive a complimentary electric version of either the LexisNexis Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds Deskbook (valued at $245) or the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook (valued at $175). Registrants will receive an email with an individual code to redeem the LexisNexis deskbook of your choice after the conference.
Registrants in states with a 60-minute CLE hour can earn up to 20 hours of live CLE credit, and registrants from states with a 50-minute CLE hour can earn up to 24 live CLE hours. Included in the total hours is one 75-minute session for ethics/professionalism credit. All of the panel sessions were recorded and will be available for paid registrants to access by June 22. NABL will apply for on-demand CLE credit in all states that approve it, which will offer registrants the opportunity to earn additional credit for any sessions that they could not attend live.
IMPORTANT CLE Information:
Updating Your Essentials Registration Form: NABL members can log into their online profile on www.nabl.org between now and June 26, 2020, and update your registration form to reflect the sessions that you actually attended at The Essentials: Virtual 2020. Please note if you updated your schedule in the app, it will not be updated in your online profile.
Non-members can email the sessions they actually attended to firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise, NABL will rely on the Zoom registration report to confirm attendance.
Accessing Your CLE Certificates: Members can visit the CLE FAQ page to learn how to download your CLE certificates on your own after June 26, 2020. For questions regarding CLE credit or your certificates, contact email@example.com. Non-members will receive their CLE certificates via email, after June 26, 2020.