Events Calendar

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 06:30 PM
Annie Moore's in New York, NY

RNLA New York 2020 Kickoff Reception

Due to precautions, this event has been postponed.
We will send a notification once a new date has been chosen.

Join the RNLA New York Chapter 

for a special reception featuring

Tom Stoner
Regional Election Day Operations Director
for the Trump presidential Campaign

Tuesday, March 31  

This is a great opportunity to network 
with fellow influential lawyers and national leaders as we prepare for the 2020 election.

RNLA will host a reception to discuss the 2020 election and how you can support Republican candidates.
Tom Stoner, Regional EDO Director for Donald Trump for President, will be speaking. 

To attend, please RSVP below.

 

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Register to become an RNLA Member if you are not already one.

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This event is off the record and closed to the press.

By attending this event, you agree not to audio or video record the speakers or anyone at this event at any time and not to share any portion of their remarks on social media or by any other mechanism. 

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican lea

 


Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM · $15.00 USD
Tony Cheng's of Chinatown in Washington, DC

RNLA Spring Luncheon with Senator Bill Cassidy

Due to precautions, this event has been postponed.
We will send a notification once a new date has been chosen.

Please join the RNLA for our Spring Luncheon
featuring
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Wednesday, April 1

CANCELED

This is a great opportunity to network
with fellow conservative lawyers and leaders.

 

RNLA Members: $15

Non-members: $20

Regular Table (8 seats): $155

Gold Table (10 seats - premium location): $300

Dr. Bill Cassidy is the United States Senator for Louisiana.  During this time, he co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic, a clinic providing free dental and health care to the working uninsured. Bill also created a private-public partnership to vaccinate 36,000 greater Baton Rouge area children against Hepatitis B at no cost to the schools or parents. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Bill led a group of health care volunteers to convert an abandoned K-Mart building into an emergency health care facility, providing basic health care to hurricane evacuees.

In 2014, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He serves on the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Veterans Affairs committees.  

This event is not a fundraiser. 
RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet and hear from conservative leaders.

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Friday, April 03, 2020 at 03:00 PM

RNLA Members Call: Federalism & Emergency Powers

RNLA Members-Only Conference Call  

COVID-19 Crisis: Emergency Powers v. Federalism

featuring

Harmeet Dhillon, RNLA Co-Chair and RNC National Committeewoman for California

Ilya Shapiro, Director for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute

          

Friday, April 3
3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Conference call number & password to be provided on April 3

Please RSVP below

In times of national emergencies and statewide pandemics,
questions begin to arise regarding government's constitutional powers.

Harmeet and Ilya will address the issue of Emergency Powers v. Federalism.

 

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This call is off the record and closed to the press.

By dialing in to this call, you agree not to audio record the speakers at any time and not to share any portion of their remarks on social media or by any other mechanism. 

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

 

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Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 12:00 PM

RNLA Philadelphia Law Students Lunch with Rep. Tom Murt

Due to precautions, this event has been postponed.
We will send a notification once a new date has been chosen.

Join the RNLA Pennsylvania Chapter 

for a special luncheon open to all law school students
featuring

State Representative Tom Murt

Canceled for Thursday, April 9  

Temple University Beasley School of Law 

We welcome you to meet and hear from Representative Thomas Murt 
on the latest developments in the state legislature and judiciary as we prepare for the 2020 election.

This is a great opportunity to network with both influential lawyers in Philadelphia 
and fellow conservative law school students from around the state.

Click Here to Join the RNLA
Register to become an RNLA Student Member - only $10 for the year!

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This event is off the record and closed to the press.

By attending this event, you agree not to audio or video record the speakers or anyone at this event at any time and not to share any portion of their remarks on social media or by any other mechanism. 

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican leaders.

 


Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 05:30 PM
Mayer Brown in Chicago, IL

RNLA Illinois Reception with House Leader Jim Durkin

Join the RNLA Chicago Chapter 

for a special reception featuring

Illinois State House Republican Leader Jim Durkin

and

Mike Zolnierowicz
Campaign Manager fighting the progressive Fair Tax Amendment

Wednesday, April 15  
5:30 p.m.

Law Office of Mayer Brown  
71 S. Wacker Drive, 32nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

This is a great opportunity to network 
with fellow influential lawyers and elected officials as we prepare for the 2020 election.

To attend, please RSVP below.

 

Click Here to Join the RNLA
Register to become an RNLA Member if you are not already one.

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This event is off the record and closed to the press.

By attending this event, you agree not to audio or video record the speakers or anyone at this event at any time and not to share any portion of their remarks on social media or by any other mechanism. 

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican leaders.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 06:00 PM
TBD in Washington, DC

2020 Pre-Conference Reception

The 2018 pre-conference reception at the Embassy of Ireland

Please save the date for a reception the evening before the 2020 National Policy Conference at a location of renown in Washington, DC.  

Attendance at this reception is limited to current contributing level ($150) and above members who are attending the National Policy Conference and guests of sponsors of the National Policy Conference.

For more information on the National Policy Conference, please click here.  Click here for information on sponsoring the National Policy Conference.

 


Friday, April 24, 2020 at 08:00 AM · $199.00 USD
National Press Club in Washington, DC

2020 National Policy Conference

The National Policy Conference is being rescheduled for later date in 2020.
It will NOT take place in April.

2019 Ed Meese Award winner and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham
speaking at the 2019 National Policy Conference

Please join us for the 2020 National Policy Conference and RNLA's 35th Anniversary Celebration, which will be on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Additional details will be announced in the coming months.

Conference Highlights

  • The 2020 conference will be a special celebration of the RNLA's 35th anniversary. 
  • Continuing legal education credit will be available.
  • Breakout panels will provide for smaller group sessions enabling attendees to pose questions to experts about their presentations. 
  • Prominent Republican speakers will address the attendees.
  • The Ed Meese Award will be bestowed on an individual who has upheld the rule of law in the face of adverse political challenges.  
  • The Betty Murphy Award will be given to an unsung hero, member, trailblazer, with entrepreneurial spirit, a community service leader, an organization builder who inspires others' efforts. 
  • An author will address the conference and sign copies of his or her book, which will be available for sale.

Receptions

  • An exclusive pre-conference reception will be held at a location of renown for conference sponsors and current RNLA Contributing, Sustaining, Advisory Council, and Life Member attendees. 
  • A post-conference reception will be held for all attendees, immediately following the conference at the National Press Club, starting at 5:00 P.M.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The RNLA would like to thank the generous sponsors of the 2020 National Policy Conference and RNLA's 35th Anniversary Celebration:

 

Gold Level:

 

Silver Level:

Bronze Level:

Conference Level:

    

Scott B. Mexic

***This event is not a fundraiser. Tickets sales and sponsorships offset the cost of hosting this event. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet and hear from Republican and conservative leaders.***

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Monday, May 11, 2020 at 05:30 PM

RNLA Ohio Reception with State Supreme Court Justices

Join the RNLA Ohio Chapter 

for a special reception featuring

OH Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy

and

OH Supreme Court Justice Judith French

Monday, May 11  
5:30 p.m.

Columbus, Ohio

This is a great opportunity to network 
with fellow influential lawyers and elected officials as we prepare for the 2020 election.

To attend, please RSVP below.

 

Click Here to Join the RNLA
Register to become an RNLA Member if you are not already one.

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This event is off the record and closed to the press.

By attending this event, you agree not to audio or video record the speakers or anyone at this event at any time and not to share any portion of their remarks on social media or by any other mechanism. 

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican leaders.

RSVP

Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 06:00 PM · $150.00 USD
Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC

2020 Republican Lawyer of the Year Reception Honoring Joanne Young

2020 Republican Lawyer of the Year 

honoring

Joanne Young

Thursday, June 4
6:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Club
Washington, DC

Join the RNLA to celebrate and honor Joanne Young
for her career of impressive accomplishments and years of work for the Republican Party.

The Republican Lawyer of the Year Award has been presented annually since 2004, and winners in the past several years were Lee Goodman (2019), Harmeet K. Dhillon (2018), Larry Levy (2017), John Ryder (2016), Bobby R. Burchfield (2015), and E. Mark Braden (2014).

 

Tickets

Individual Ticket: $150

Individual Ticket + One Year of RNLA Membership: $200

Non-Members are encouraged to purchase a special ticket that includes one year of regular membership at a discounted price.

Current Advisory Council members who would like to RSVP should email Michael Thielen at thielen@republicanlawyer.net.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum - $25,000

  • Gold level sponsorship for the 2020 Republican Lawyer of the Year reception and your choice of two other RNLA events during 2020: the National Policy Conference, The Lawyers Reception at the 2020 Republican National Convention, or the National Election Law Seminar.

Gold - $10,000

  • Primary recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 20 individuals to the reception.
  • Advisory Council membership upgrade ($4,000 value) for 4 individuals.

Silver - $5,000

  • Prominent recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 15 individuals to the reception.
  • Advisory Council membership upgrade ($2,000 value) for 2 individuals.

Bronze - $2,500

  • Recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 10 individuals to the reception.
  • Advisory Council membership upgrade ($1,000 value) for 1 individual.

Host - $1,000

  • Recognition with business or firm name or logo on all materials published for the reception.
  • Complimentary admission for up to 3 individuals to the reception.
  • Sustaining level membership upgrade ($600 value) for 2 individuals.

For more information or to sponsor at a level above Host, please contact Michael Thielen at 202-802-0437 or thielen@republicanlawyer.net.

 

Joanne Young Biography

Joanne W. Young, Managing Partner of the Washington DC based law firm, Kirstein & Young PLLC, is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Wesleyan University. She represents clients on commercial, regulatory, antitrust, election law, and litigation matters, and has special expertise in the aviation industry. She spent several decades as a partner in large international law firms, including with the New York firm Lord Day Lord, Barrett Smith, before founding her present firm in 2006. She has taken leadership positions on such issues as privacy, antitrust/competition, and election integrity matters.

Ms. Young serves as Vice-Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), on the U.S. Export- Import Bank Advisory Committee and on the Board of the Lawyer’s Democracy Fund (LDF). She was previously elected President of the International Aviation Women’s Association, the Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS), the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) and the International Aviation Club (IAWA). She founded Executive Women in Aviation and served on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, on the Board of the Women’s Bar Foundation, the ABA Air & Space Law Forum and the D.C. Bar Law Practice Steering Committee.

Ms. Young was recently named the 2020 Republican Lawyer of the Year by the Republican National Lawyers Association. Earlier she was named the 2013 Attorney of the Year by the Boy
Scouts of America National Capital Area Council and serves on the Board of the City Club of Washington, as a DC Co-Chair for Vital Voices and on the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Industry Advisory Board for the College of Business. She served on the DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking, Subcommittee on Training and Awareness and was named a Star of the Bar in 2015 by the Women’s Bar Association.

Ms. Young is a Member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.

Political Activities
• D. C. Delegations - 2020 Republican Convention - Trump Delegate
• 2016 Trump-Pence Campaign: RNLA Deployment Team Leader (New Hampshire)
• D.C. Delegation – 2016 Republican Convention- Alternate Delegate
• Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA): Elected 2020 Republican Lawyer of the Year; Vice- Chair, Co-Chair 2017-2019; VP-Finance 2014-2016; VP-Washington Operations 2012-2014
• D.C. Republican Party Executive Committee: 2015-present
• D.C. Urban Platform 2016 – Committee Member
• Co-Chair - 2012 DC Republican Party Platform Committee
• League of Republican Women of DC: Board Member 2012-present
• Lawyers Democracy Fund: Board Member 2015-present
• 2012 Romney Presidential Campaign: Virginia War Room – Responsible for SE Virginia Roving Legal Teams/Incident Reports
• Romney Transition Team – 2012
• D.C. Delegation – 2012 Republican Convention-Alternate Delegate
• Rudy Giuliani Delegate (DC)– 2008
• 2004 Bush–Cheney Campaign: Steering Committee - W Stands for Women
• 2004 Bush–Cheney Campaign: 72-hour Legal Task Force - Columbus, Ohio
• 2000 Bush–Cheney Campaign: Worked in Battle Ground States including as poll watcher on Election Day

 

 

 

 

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Friday, July 10, 2020 at 08:30 AM · $219.00 USD
Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA

2020 National Election Law Seminar (Two Days: July 10-11)

2018 National Election Law Seminar

 

Please join the RNLA at our National Election Law Seminar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, 2020. 

The annual National Election Law Seminar features everything you need to know about election law, whether you are a full-time practitioner or just want to put your legal skills to work in a local election.  This is a unique opportunity to network with top Republican election law and political leaders from across the country as they gather in Pittsburgh to attend this one-of-a-kind seminar. More details, including speakers to be announced after the 2020 National Policy Conference

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

To assist members in making travel arrangements, the approximate schedule will be:

  • Friday, July 10, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Plenary and breakout sessions (including lunch)
  • Friday, July 10, approximately 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Reception
  • Saturday, July 11, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Plenary and breakout sessions (including lunch)
  • Saturday, July 11, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Optional non-CLE sessions

Attendance at the National Election Law Seminar is limited to RNLA members and invited guests.  To join the RNLA or renew your membership, please click here.

Highlights

  • Over 10 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE), including 1 hour of ethics credit.

  • Classes taught by national election law experts covering topics including:

    • The most recent developments in election law and what may be coming to your state soon
    • Special preview of the 2020 Republican National Convention
    • Redistricting and other voting-related litigation
    • Cybersecurity in elections
    • Disclosure and political speech regulation
    • Campaign finance law and compliance
    • Ethics in election law
    • Election Day Operations (EDO)
    • A panel featuring the Trump campaign lawyers
    • Sessions for novice and advanced election law lawyers
    • Pennsylvania election law workshop
  • Luncheons both days will feature a keynote address by prominent conservative and Republican leaders.  A Friday evening reception is included with the cost of registration.

 

Discounted Hotel Rooms

Book your hotel room by clicking here.

The RNLA has a special discounted rate of only $149 per night at the Omni. This discounted rate will expire on Thursday, June 25, and in the past few years, our block of hotel rooms has sold out before the expiration date.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Click here for more information.  If you have any questions about sponsoring, please email RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen.

 

***This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet and hear from Republican and conservative leaders.  The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.***

 

 

Thanks to the generous sponsors of the
2020 National Election Law Seminar

Platinum Level

    

Seminar Level

          

 

 

 

Please note: Registration includes both days of the Seminar: Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, 2020.  The Seminar will last all-day on Friday and conclude between 3:00 and 5:00 on Saturday.  Lunch both days and an evening reception on Friday are included in the cost of registration.

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