Association Law Essentials: Association Events Post-COVID

Association Law Essentials: Association Events Post-COVID

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Sep 27, 2023 - Sep 27, 2023


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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CAE Credits: Each seminar in this series qualifies for 1 CAE credit. Participation in the full series qualifies for 3 CAE credits. Credits can only be earned through live attendance of each seminar. Watching recorded seminars will not count toward CAE credit.

Learn how to address the new considerations in event site selection and contracts in light of public policy in the states; also understand the legal requirements, contract terms, and policy issues for association events that are new and different since COVID. Facilitator: Jerry Jacobs, Partner, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman Panelists: Debra Ben Avram, CEO, Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies Julia Judish, Special Counsel, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman

This online seminar features facilitated audio content and conversations. Soon after registering, attendees will receive login information from Zoom. Participants will have access to the recorded session, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar will close Wednesday September 27th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Meet the Facilitator

Jerald A. Jacobs, Esq.
Jerald A. Jacobs is a partner with the Pillsbury law firm in Washington, DC and head of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations Practice. He has served as General Counsel to ASAE for more than twenty years. Jerry has produced a dozen books on nonprofit organization law, including the Association Law Handbook, 6th Edition, The Legal Guide to Nonprofit Mergers and Joint Ventures, Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook, 3rd Edition, and Legal Duties for Directors, all published by ASAE.

Meet the Speakers

Debra Ben Avram, CEO, Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies
Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE, is CEO of AABB in Bethesda, MD. She previously served as the CEO of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Debra received a B.S. in dietetics with a concentration in business from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in educational leadership with an emphasis on leadership and organizational culture from Miami University. Debra also holds a certificate in executive leadership from Cornell University. As an active volunteer leader, she is an ASAE Fellow and currently serves on ASAE’s board. In 2010, Debra was recognized with ASAE's Emerging Leader Award: Women Who Promote Excellence in Associations.

Julia Judish, Special Counsel, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman
Julia Judish is Special Counsel with the Nonprofit Organizations practice of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.  She regularly advises nonprofit organizations on legal compliance, employment issues, DEI, credentialing, ethics and disciplinary codes, ADA accessibility, and related areas, working with both staff leadership and Boards. She also served on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force, advising employers and associations on a range of pandemic and post-pandemic issues.  Ms. Judish writes extensively on nonprofit and employment legal issues; she co-authored the Due Process and ADA chapters of the Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook (3rd ed.) and the Certification Law chapter of the Certification: The ICE Handbook (3rd ed.).  She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and has received multiple honors for excellence in legal services.

Accessibility Features:
This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have professional live captioning provided by 3PlayMedia. If you have questions about this event's accessibility, please reach out to Linnae O’Flahavan

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