2017 Annual Meeting Information

Click here to download the registration form.

Notes to Members:

The Gavel Gang is excited to offer an opportunity for attendees to acquire during the registration period from 12-1:30 p.m. on Friday only an autographed copy of Arkansas Legal Research, 2d Edition, which is a great tool for legal professionals and is authored by Cathy Underwood, Coleen Barger, and Cheryl Reinhart, attorneys residing in the Greater Little Rock area. The suggested retail price for each book is $29; however, for this event, the cost will be $25 . . . autographs priceless! In order to have sufficient books available for purchase, please complete the note in the lower left-hand corner of the registration form. Payment may be made by cash or check. If you will arrive after 1:30 p.m. on Friday but would like to have an autographed copy of the book, please include your separate check made payable to Cheryl Reinhart with your registration form to Mimi Jackson, and the book(s) will be available when you arrive.

When you access the link on the registration form, you will be taken directly to the Holiday Inn Presidential website; insert the dates of 5/5-6/2017 and boxes appear with the IATA code 99801505 and the Group Code AAV. Click the green box that says “check availability.” Enter your reservation request. NOTE: The group rate does include breakfast.

Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. and checkout is 11 a.m. Guests arriving before 3 p.m. will be accommodated as soon as rooms become available. Anyone wishing special consideration for a late checkout should inquire on the day of his or her scheduled departure. Because our meeting lasts into the afternoon, please advise the Hotel if you would like to take advantage of an available 2 p.m. checkout.

The Hotel provides a 10 passenger complimentary shuttle service to LR National Airport, Train and Bus stations, Downtown, and Riverwalk District; scheduling is advised – hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight.

The Hotel does not permit any food or beverage to leave the premises due to national health regulations. The Hotel will not allow you or your guests to remove from the premises any leftover food from the function.

Smoking is prohibited inside the Hotel.

Any promotional materials must be submitted prior to the planned production of any such materials.  Approval has been obtained for including hotel information on the registration form, and on AALS’ and NALS’ websites.

Hotel may charge attendees – as liquidated damages and not a penalty – a $50.00 fee as compensation for the harm caused to the Hotel by unscheduled early departures (an “Early Departure Fee”). An Early Departure Fee may only be charged if an attendee checks out of the Hotel prior to the attendee’s scheduled departure date, without having notified the Hotel by midnight the day after check-in of the change in scheduled departure.

Punch will be provided for the Friday evening reception just prior to the banquet. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the Hotel bar.

Menus for the two meals consist of:

  1. For the Friday evening banquet, a buffet with a garden salad, a choice of two entrees – chicken fried chicken & cream gravy or roasted beef brisket in savory au jus –, southern green beans, ovenroasted rosemary potatoes, and creamed corn, served with hot rolls and cornbread with butter, iced tea and coffee; and
  2. For the Saturday networking luncheon, a “Light Lunch Deli Buffet” with a garden salad bar, a choice of chicken salad or tuna salad, assorted deli meats, assorted sliced cheeses, relish tray, assorted breads, pasta salad, fresh seasonal fruit, assorted cookies, and brownies, and freshly brewed iced tea, iced water, and coffee.

Please note: If you have dietary restrictions that prevent you from eating these foods, you must contact me at ladair@richsmithdev.com or call (501) 492-8190 prior to April 7, 2017, so that we may accommodate your special request.

Article by AALS

AALS – the Association for Arkansas Legal Support Professionals, is the state level of NALS, the association for legal professionals. Our association provides networking and education for all its members through legal education seminars on a local, state and national level.

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