2017 Leah S. Guerry Governmental Affairs Conference


2017 Leah S. Guerry Governmental Affairs Conference
The Premier Program for Advocacy, Political, and Governmental Issues
NATLE President - Jason Porter, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Association for Justice

Program Committee: Chair Maresa T. Fawns, Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Justice Association, Ginger H. Avery, Executive Director, Alabama Association for Justice, Joel Carlson, Chief Lobbyist, Minnesota Association for Justice, Carol Taylor, Associate Director of Public Affairs, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, John Van Doorn, Director of Governmental Affairs, Ohio Association for Justice

Continuing legal education credit is expected from The Florida Bar. 

Special Events 

An Afternoon at Churchill Downs!
Saturday, November 11, Noon - 6:00 pm
Experience the exciting and colorful spectacle of Thoroughbred racing at legendary Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. Stroll through the historic grounds and enjoy the ambiance of one of the most hallowed shrines in American Sports. Enjoy the action from one of the Skye Terrace dining rooms with scenic vantage points to view the races from a tiered balcony overlooking the finish line, or via television monitors from the comfort of your table. Included is a Chef’s Table buffet and cash bar service. A limited number of tickets are available in advance for $46 each so purchase your ticket when you register! 

Angel's Envy Distillery Social Event
Sponsored by Preferred Capital Funding
Monday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thanks to Preferred Capital Funding, members can delight in a truly distinct and memorable NATLE event. Angel’s Envy® Bourbon finished in Port Barrels is the culmination of the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s storied career. One of the original pioneers of the premium bourbon and whiskey categories in the U.S., Lincoln came out of retirement and joined his son Wes to create one of the world’s finest bourbons on his own terms – with a simple desire to enjoy the art of making whiskey. Begin your evening with a tour of the first fully operating distillery in Louisville since Prohibition. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres at the bar designed by Whiskey Guardians—an expert group of bartenders and mixologists. Strike up a conversation with someone new at the one-of-a-kind tasting log while sipping your favorite cocktail. However you choose to enjoy the evening, it can’t help but be memorable. Reserve your ticket for $40 when you register. Please, no one under 21, no high heels or open-toe shoes on the tour. 


Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
For hotel reservation, go to https://aws.passkey.com/event/49087804/owner/18553/home

NATLE has negotiated a discounted room rate at the Louisville Marriott Downtown of $152 exclusively for GAC attendees. Reservations must be made by Thursday, October 19, 2017, for the group rate. However, the room block is expected to sell out before this date so don't wait to make reservations. 


2017 GAC Sponsors

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
The NATLE cancellation policy applies to all paid meeting events, including social events. All cancellations or changes must be received in writing. Cancellations received on or before October 11th will receive 100% of the registration fee paid. Cancellations received between October 11th and October 25th will receive 50% of the registration fee paid. We regret that due to guarantees required, no refunds can be given after October 25th. Thank you for understanding that your request for an exception to this policy will cost NATLE money.