Republican National Lawyers Association | (RNLA)
Republican National Lawyers Association | (RNLA)


Invitation to Sponsor

Dear Friend:

I invite you to become a partner with the members of the RNLA to advance not only fair, open and honest elections, but also professionalism, career opportunities and Republican principles by becoming a sponsor of an RNLA event.

Here are upcoming events with sponsorship opportunities:

2016 National Policy Conference

  • The 2016 confernce will take place on May 6, 2016, at the National Press Club.
  • The National Policy Conference is a one-day conference held in Washington, D.C. each spring and is open to the press. Here are a few pictures from the 2015 Conference. The National Policy Conference has included presentations by distinguished Republican lawyers and public servants including: Vice President Dick Cheney, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Bob Corker, Speaker Newt Gingrich, RNC Chair Reince Priebus and former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft.
  • The Ed Meese Award will be bestowed on Charles "Chuck" Cooper, who has upheld the rule of law in the face of adverse political challenges. Last year’s winner was Dick Wiley with past winners including: Fred Fielding, Judge Ken Starr, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Ambassador John Bolton, Senator Jeff Sessions, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
  • This year, the Betty Murphy Award will be presented to Kathryn Ciano. This award is given each year to an unsung hero, member, trailblazer, with entrepreneurial spirit, a community service leader, an organization builder who inspires others' efforts. Award winners include Nancy Nord, Brigida Benitez, Tom Spencer and Heather Heidelbaugh.
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will also be available to attendees.
  • Leading legal issues will be discussed by foremost Republican and conservative leaders including Chairman Trey Gowdy, who will be kicking off the Conference in the morning.
  • An Attorneys General panel featuring General Sam Olens (GA) and General Sean Reyes (UT) who will discuss issues regarding the executive overreach of the Obama Administration and issues of federalism.
  • Registration details are available here; for sponsorship information go here.

The Lawyers' Reception at the 2016 RNC National Convention

  • The Lawyers' Reception at the 2016 RNC National Convention will be held on Monday, July 18, at Baker Hostetler in Cleveland, OH.
  • The RNLA gathers during the quadrennial conventions of the National Republican Party to conduct the special lawyers' reception to support the Republican Presidential ticket and the respective state tickets. This year will arguably be the most exciting and important convention in 50 years. This reception is a unique opportunity for RNLA members to meet prominent officials and other attorneys active in the Republican Party during a presidential election year.
  • The Lawyers Reception Honoring the Romney Legal Team was held in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2012. Special guests included House Oversight and Government Reform Chair Rep. Darrell Issa, Senator Kit Bond, Connie Mack, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange as well as the leaders of the Romney legal team, Benjamin Ginsberg and Katie Biber Chen, were in attendance.
  • Registration details are available here; for sponsorship information go here.

2016 National Election Law Seminar

  • The 2015 National Election Seminar was a one-and-a-half day conference held in downtown New York, just blocks from groud zero. Some photos from the 2015 Seminar are available here .
  • The National Election Seminar is an annual one-and-a-half or two-day conference held every summer in a location outside Washington, DC. Recent locations include Chicago; Sarasota, Florida; Las Vegas; Cincinnati; and Simi Valley, California. It is closed to the press. The Election Seminar is designed to orient Republican Party legal professionals and volunteers to the election law systems utilized in the United States to encourage and protect open, fair and honest elections. Emphasis is placed on the need to preserve the rights of voters in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • Past speakers include commissioners of the Federal Election Commission and Election Assistance Commission; Secretaries of State; United States and state Attorneys General; Members of Congress; counsel to the key Republican Committees such as the Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Republican Governors Association; counsel to the Republican presidential campaigns; and leading authors.
  • Special Thanks to our 2015 Seminar Sponsors: The New York Honest Ballot Initiative; Manny Iglesias; Shahla PC; Baker Hostetler LLP; Beirne, Maynard & Parsons LLP; Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP; Clark Hill PLC; DB Capitol Strategies; Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC; LeClair Ryan; Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP; Dhillon Law; Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Frank Salinger; Harris, Shelton, Hanover Walsh; Husch Blackwell; Law Office of Terry T Campo; McGuire Woods LLP; Najvar Law Firm; Peter Hein; and Ron Hicks and Meyer Unkovic & Scott, LLP.
  • The 2016 Seminar will take place in August of 2016. The final date and location will be announced in April 2016.

2016 Republican Lawyer of the Year Reception

  • Each year, the RNLA bestows the Republican Lawyer of the Year Award on a lawyer for his or her outstanding professional accomplishments and years of dedicated service to the Republican Party and its ideals.
  • In 2015, the award was presented to Bobby Burchfield at a very special reception on October 20, 2015.
  • Past recipients of the award have included Richard E. Wiley, Betty Southard Murphy, Robert J. Horn, Harvey M. Tettlebaum, Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Theodore B. Olson, James Bopp, Jr., Charles J. Cooper, J. Randolph Evans, J. Caleb Boggs III, George J. Terwilliger III, Mark Braden and Bobby Burchfield.

Your contributions can be through check, on-line credit card transaction or stock gift.

An investment in the RNLA will upgrade the quality of lawyer efforts to advance the principles of the Republican Party. It will advance and protect the political freedoms you and I hold central in our lives.


Michael Thielen
Executive Director

P.S. The RNLA can accept both individual and corporate contributions. Your contribution or sponsorship will be recognized on this website and during the sponsored RNLA event unless you request otherwise.

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