Are you thinking of attending law school or switching to a career in the law? Did you consider whether to start your own law firm and wonder what type of law to practice? Are you curious about what lawyers do in a typical day? The 2018 Rising Professionals Symposium February 2-3 in Las Vegas, Nevada is your “all-access pass” into the real-world, real-time professional lives of attorneys and judges. Register today to secure your spot: http://www.fedbar.org/Education/Calendar-CLE-events/2018-Rising-Professionals-Symposium.aspx.

The Federal Bar Association’s innovative Rising Professionals Symposium will cover the most formative years of an attorney’s professional life as well as the tools of the trade that help lawyers become successful at the art and practice of lawyering. This is a first of its kind FBA conference that focuses on the rising professional to offer an informational experience to elevate your career.  The Symposium is a useful mix of conference, summit, retreat, and workshop in the heart of Las Vegas. You won’t want to have what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas … you’ll want to showcase this experience throughout your entire career.

Take the initiative to build your national network by interacting with peers, FBA leaders, and in-house counsel during program discussions. Engage and connect with conference attendees and panelists during the evening and after-hours receptions.  This new national conference launching in Las Vegas at the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay offers a variety of shorter, fast-paced panels designed to enhance entrepreneurial, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Those attending the conference will also enjoy countless networking opportunities and the best entertainment that Las Vegas has to offer. Professional networks are the lifeblood of lawyers.  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, whether about the law itself or the profession. The Symposium will boost your analytical thinking, advance your foundational legal knowledge, heighten your understanding of ethics rules, and help you develop prowess and confidence in the courtroom. There is much to learn here, both for the experienced practitioner and for the novice to the field.

Panelists, speakers, and discussion leaders will draw on their vast experience of law and the practice of lawyering to expound upon the nuts and bolts of written communication, information technology, advocacy, interviewing, negotiation, and legal research.

The Rising Professionals Symposium’s practical approach strips away jargon to isolate the core elements of legal reasoning, leadership, and argumentation in a way that is accessible and relevant in everyday legal situations. Non-lawyers, law students, and attorneys alike will find the 2018 Symposium a useful guide to effective persuasion and developing courtroom skills, including trial and appellate arguments, jury selection, expert witness examination, and the collection and presentation of evidence.

Succeed in the business of law. Get inspired with strategies that will help you best market, manage, and develop your firm.  This is a unique opportunity to network with fellow lawyers from around the country.  Session speakers of legal professionals and legal thought leaders will offer their know-how about the future of legal practice and share their advice about how lawyers can best prepare and prosper. Be ahead of the curve and register today for the 2018 Rising Professionals Symposium! Sign up at http://www.fedbar.org/Education/Calendar-CLE-events/2018-Rising-Professionals-Symposium.aspx.


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.