Events Calendar

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 08:00 AM
Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA

2021 National Policy Conference

Online registration is now closed.  Walk-in registration will be available at the Hilton Crystal City during the National Policy Conference.  Please email Lisa Dixon ([email protected]) with any questions.

The 2021 National Policy Conference and 35th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 24 * Arlington, Virginia

The 2021 National Policy Conference and 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held on September 24, at the Hilton Crystal City. Guest speakers will include U.S. Senate & House Leadership, state attorneys general, and former White House officials. 

This year the Conference will focus on “Obliging the Government to Control Itself.”  Of focus will be the fight against the legal excesses of the Biden Administration as well as border and immigration policy, free speech, cybersecurity, Biden’s Judicial Commission and the courts, Critical Race Theory, begin counsel to the President or Cabinet Secretary and much more.

Speakers include:

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita 
Rep. Jim BanksChairman of the Republican Study Committee; Ranking Member, House Committee on Armed Services 
Rep. Rodney DavisRanking Member, Committee on House Administration
Ambassador C. Boyden Gray
, former White House Counsel (NEW)
Matthew Whitaker, former Acting U.S. Attorney General
Daren Bakst, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Max Eden, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Michael Ellis, former General Counsel, National Security Agency 
Kimberly Hermann
, General Counsel, Southeastern Legal Foundation
Jamil Jaffer, Founder & Executive Director, National  Security Institute
Matt Leopold, former General Counsel, EPA (NEW)
John Malcolm, The Heritage Foundation
Casey Mattox, Vice President, Legal and Judicial Strategy, Americans for Prosperity (NEW)
Ryan Morrison, Institute for Free Speech (NEW)
Sujit Raman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Ian Rowe, Fellow, Woodson Center
Reed Rubinstein, Former General Counsel, Department of Education (NEW)
Peter Wallison, former White House Counsel
Ed Whelan, Ethics and Public Policy Center
 

Up to 5 hours of CLE (continuing legal education) credit will be offered.

 

LOCATION

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

RNLA has a discounted room block for the nights of Sept. 23 and 24.
Book your hotel stay here

Full link
https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCANAHF-RNLA-20210923/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG


SCHEDULE

Thursday, Sept. 23
7:00 p.m. ET - Annual Ed Meese Award Reception Honoring Leader McConnell
Invite Only (upgrade from regular member to attend - email Christina Norton at [email protected])
A special reception at an international embassy will feature the RNLA honoring Senate Leader Mitch McConnell with the Ed Meese Award. This is an exclusive benefit for sponsors and elite RNLA members. 

Friday, Sept. 24
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET - Plenary & Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET - Lunch with Renowned Keynote Speaker
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET - Networking Reception for all Attendees

 

SPONSORSHIPS

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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.


Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 07:00 PM
The Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA

2021 Virginia CLE Election Training (Arlington)

2021 Virginia CLE Election Law Training

September 30 * Arlington, VA

2020 United States presidential election in Virginia - Wikipedia

Your help is needed to ensure the election is open, fair, and honest in Virginia this fall.  Attend this training and learn how to volunteer.

- Register Below -

Join us for a special Virginia CLE program for lawyers who will volunteer in this year's elections. Learn all you need to know to ensure that Virginia's elections are open, fair and honest. 

Topics will include: recent changes in state election law, VA election litigation, and the VA post-election process. Additional training will be provided by campaign leaders on the specific roles lawyers will play to ensure election integrity on Election Day and during the Canvass. 

Thursday, September 30
7:00pm ET

The Leadership Institute
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201

Happy Hour reception in Clarendon to follow the program.

Featured speakers include:

Lee Goodman, former Chairman, Federal Election Commission
Chris Marston, General Counsel, Virginia Republican Party
Jack White, Partner, FH+H Law Firm
RNC lawyers, representatives from Youngkin's campaign, and others will also present. (non-CLE program)

1 hour of Virginia CLE credit - application pending.
Other lawyer trainings will be held in Richmond and Virginia Beach in October.

 

Register below for the Arlington event
&
Click Here to Sign Up to Volunteer in the 2021 Virginia Elections

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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

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 05:00 PM
Republican Party of Arkansas HQ in Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Meeting on Redistricting

RNLA Arkansas Meeting on Redistricting

October 11, 2021

2020 United States presidential election in Arkansas - Wikipedia
Special Remarks by former State Representative Doug House

 RSVP to Bilenda Harris-Ritter
[email protected]

Join the RNLA for a briefing on redistricting with Representative Doug House. We will meet to discuss the pressing issues facing Arkansas and plans to strengthen RNLA's membership in the state. RNLA Members, Republican Lawyers, interested Republican candidates, and GOP volunteers are all welcome.

Monday, Oct. 11th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central

Republican Party of Arkansas Headquarters
1201 W. 6th Street

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

RSVP to [email protected]
Please email RNLA Arkansas Chapter Chair Bilenda Harris-Ritter to register.

 

Click Here to Become an RNLA Member

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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, October 20, 2021 at 05:00 PM
McGuireWoods in Richmond, VA

Virginia CLE Election Training (Richmond)

2021 Virginia CLE Election Law Training

October 20 * Richmond, VA

2020 United States presidential election in Virginia - Wikipedia

The campaigns of Glenn Youngkin for Governor,
Jason Miyares for Attorney General, and Republicans in the VA House of Delegates need your help.

- Register Below -

Join us for a special Virginia CLE program for lawyers who will volunteer in this year's elections. Learn all you need to know to ensure that Virginia's elections are open, fair and honest. 

Topics will include: recent changes in state election law, VA election litigation, and the VA post-election process. Additional training will by provided by campaign operatives on the specific roles lawyers will play on Election Day and during the Canvass. 

Wednesday, October 20
5:00pm ET

Law Office of McGuireWoods
800 E Canal St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Networking happy hour to follow the program.

Featured speakers include:

Cortland Putbrese, Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
Michael Lehr, Associate Attorney, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig 
Bryan Horn, Partner, Florance Gordon Brown 
RNC lawyers, representatives from Youngkin's campaign, and others to be announced. (non-CLE program)

1 hour of Virginia CLE credit - application pending.
Other lawyer trainings are being held in Arlington and Virginia Beach.

 

Register below for the Arlington event
&
Click Here to Sign Up to Volunteer in the 2021 Virginia Elections

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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

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 06:00 PM
Zoom in New York, NY

Zoom CLE: 2021 Update on New York Election Law

Zoom CLE: 2021 Update on New York Election Law

 

 - RSVP Below -

 

The Republican National Lawyers Association is hosting an exclusive, virtual election law CLE training for attorneys in New York. This training will cover the basic requirements of election law in New York state relating to everything that happens on Election Day and in the weeks surrounding it, recent developments in New York election law, and recent election-related litigation.

 

Wednesday, October 20
6:00 p.m. ET

Zoom

 

- There is no charge to attend this training. 

- For questions, email [email protected]

- The content of the course is appropriate for both newly admitted (transitional) and experienced (non-transitional) attorneys.

- RNLA has applied for 1.0 CLE credit for this training.

 

 

Click Here to Become an RNLA Member

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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, October 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM

Virginia CLE Election Training (VA Beach)

2021 Virginia CLE Election Law Training

October 21 * VA Beach

2020 United States presidential election in Virginia - Wikipedia

The campaigns of Glenn Youngkin for Governor,
Jason Miyares for Attorney General, and Republicans in the VA House of Delegates need your help.

- Register Below -

Join us for a special Virginia CLE program for lawyers who will volunteer in this year's elections. Learn all you need to know to ensure that Virginia's elections are open, fair and honest. 

Topics will include: recent changes in state election law, VA election litigation, and the VA post-election process. Additional training will by provided by campaign operatives on the specific roles lawyers will play on Election Day and during the Canvass. 

Thursday, October 21
6:00pm ET

Law Office of Gary Byler
505 S Independence Blvd #102, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Networking happy hour to follow the program.

Featured speakers include:

John Padgett, Partner, McGuireWoods
Gary Byler, Founding Partner, Law Office of Gary Byler
RNC lawyers, representatives from Youngkin's campaign, and others to be announced. (non-CLE program)

1 hour of Virginia CLE credit - application pending.
Other lawyer trainings are being held in Arlington and Richmond.

 

Register below for the Arlington event
&
Click Here to Sign Up to Volunteer in the 2021 Virginia Elections

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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

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 02:00 PM

RNLA Webinar Featuring Vivek Ramaswamy, Author of "Woke, Inc."

RNLA Webinar Featuring Vivek Ramaswamy, Author of "Woke, Inc."

 

-Friday, October 22nd at 2:00 PM ET-

 

Click HERE to RSVP on Zoom

 


Join the RNLA for a webinar featuring Vivek Ramaswamy, author of the New York Times best-selling book Woke, Inc.

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A young entrepreneur makes the case that politics has no place in business, and sets out a new vision for the future of American capitalism.

There’s a new invisible force at work in our economic and cultural lives. It affects every advertisement we see and every product we buy, from our morning coffee to a new pair of shoes. “Stakeholder capitalism” makes rosy promises of a better, more diverse, environmentally-friendly world, but in reality this ideology championed by America’s business and political leaders robs us of our money, our voice, and our identity.

Vivek Ramaswamy is a traitor to his class. He’s founded multibillion-dollar enterprises, led a biotech company as CEO, he became a hedge fund partner in his 20s, trained as a scientist at Harvard and a lawyer at Yale, and grew up the child of immigrants in a small town in Ohio. Now he takes us behind the scenes into corporate boardrooms and five-star conferences, into Ivy League classrooms and secretive nonprofits, to reveal the defining scam of our century.

The modern woke-industrial complex divides us as a people. By mixing morality with consumerism, America’s elites prey on our innermost insecurities about who we really are. They sell us cheap social causes and skin-deep identities to satisfy our hunger for a cause and our search for meaning, at a moment when we as Americans lack both.

This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda, it offers a better way forward. America’s elites may want to sort us into demographic boxes, but we don’t have to stay there. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021—a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

This webinar is for RNLA members and invited guests.

Click Here to Become an RNLA Member

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(This webinar is off the record and closed to the press. By logging in to this webinar, 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. This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet and hear from Republican and conservative leaders.)


Friday, November 05, 2021 at 03:00 PM · $180.00 USD
Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC

2021 Republican Lawyer of the Year Reception Honoring Elliot Berke

2021 Republican Lawyer of the Year 

honoring

Elliot Berke

Join the RNLA to celebrate Elliot Berke for his impressive career
of professional accomplishments and years of service to the Republican Party.

Friday, November 5
3:00pm - Reception

5:00pm - Post-reception Performance*

Pearl Street Wearhouse
33 Pearl St SW
 Washington, DC 20024

* A performance by Elliot’s band The DePlorables featuring the "Ambassador of Rock" and other special guests to follow the reception.

 

Tickets

Individual Ticket: $180

Individual Ticket + One Year of RNLA Membership: $250

Non-Members are encouraged to purchase a ticket that includes regular membership at a discounted price.
Advisory Council Members should RSVP via email to Michael Thielen at [email protected].

- Purchase tickets below. - 

Or make checks payable to RNLA and note "Lawyer of the Year".
Mail to: Republican National Lawyers Association
Post Office Box 18965. Washington, D.C. 20036

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Sponsor - $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.

Chair - $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 the Gold level, please contact Michael Thielen at 202-802-0437 or [email protected].  

 

Elliot Berke Biography

Elliot S. Berke serves as Managing Partner of Berke Farah LLP. He has been named by Chambers USA as a "Nationwide Best Lawyer" and by Washingtonian as one of "Washington's Best Lawyers." He represents clients before congressional ethics and oversight committees, the FEC, the DOJ, Inspectors General, and other and federal and state departments and agencies. He has represented presidential appointees on their confirmation and tenure over three Administrations including at the cabinet level.  He has represented the top four leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives – Speaker, Majority Leader, Majority Whip, and Conference Chair – as either in-house or outside counsel, and currently serves as outside counsel for Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, as well as many other Members of Congress including Ranking Members Devin Nunes, Michael McCaul, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Bruce Westerman. He was appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia from 2018-2020 and as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon from 2014-2016. He has run election day war rooms for presidential and gubernatorial candidates.  He is a frequent speaker on political law, and regularly conducts the ethics training for the Members of Congress and Chief of Staff retreats sponsored by the Congressional Institute, where he serves as its outside counsel.  He is General Counsel & Senior Advisor to the Jack Kemp Foundation as part of his practice.

He has been described as “DC’s liaison to rock ‘n roll” — providing counsel and helping to produce charity events featuring Kid Rock, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who's Roger Daltrey, ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons, Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, and Joan Baez. 

Elliot is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University and Emory University School of Law. He is currently on the Boards of Directors of the Bork Foundation; Evil Empire Speech Memorial Foundation; Lawyers Democracy Fund; and Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.  He also serves on the advisory boards of the Election Assistance Commission (appointed by Speaker Paul Ryan in 2017 and reappointed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in 2019 and 2021); and the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) (Advisory Board 2004 -)(Board of Governors 2004-2020) (President 2016-2018).

Any solicitations in connection with this event are by the RNLA. No federal officeholder is soliciting funds for this event.

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