20th Annual National Election Law Seminar
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Please know that registration is now CLOSED. Thank you for everyone's interest!
If you are interested in attending, email Christina Norton.
Join the RNLA at our 2021 National Election Law Seminar on August 13th - 14th in Atlanta, Georgia.
As a nation, we witnessed an unprecedented election in 2020. This year, the RNLA will provide a platform to the nation's leading election law experts to analyze what went wrong and how we can strengthen the safeguards in our states' voting procedures moving forward to ensure election integrity.
This annual 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 Georgia to attend this one-of-a-kind seminar.
Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
The RNLA room block at the Grand Hyatt has sold out, but there are rooms available at the Grand Hyatt and at many nearby hotels.
Closest airport: (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Amtrak has a railway station in Atlanta, GA. The closest stop is the Peachtree Station.
Friday, August 13
- 8:30 am - 5:00 pm: Plenary and breakout sessions (including lunch)
- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
Saturday, August 14
- 8:30 am - 2:00 pm: Plenary and breakout sessions (including lunch)
- 2:00 pm - 4:00pm: Optional non-CLE programing on EDO and how to talk about election integrity
Attendance is limited to RNLA members and invited guests.
To join or renew your membership, please click here.
- Up to 9 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit will be offered, including 1 hour of ethics credit.
Speakers include counsel to the RNC, NRSC, NRCC, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate - along with EAC commissioners, Secretaries of State, and other Republican election law experts.
- Special keynote speaker: We are thrilled to soon be announcing our featured prominent guests who will deliver remarks during lunch on both days.
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
- Election litigation
- Cybersecurity in elections
- Disclosure and political speech regulation
- Campaign finance law and compliance
- Ethics in election law
- Election Day Operations (EDO)
- Sessions for novice and advanced election law lawyers
Ken Cuccinelli, Former Attorney General of Virginia;
National Chairman, Election Transparency Initiative
Donald Palmer, Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Trey Trainor, Commissioner, Federal Election Commission
Justin Riemer, Chief Counsel, Republican National Committee
Erin Clark, General Counsel, National Republican Congressional Committee
Joy Lee, RNLA Vice President of Washington, D.C. Operations;
General Counsel, Republican State Leadership Committee
Ryan Dollar, General Counsel, National Republican Senatorial Committee
Jackie Barber, Chief Counsel, Committee on Rules & Administration at U.S. Senate
Elliot Berke, Managing Partner, Berke Farah LLP
Jesse Binnall, Partner, Binnall Law Group
David Bowsher, RNLA President; Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP
Douglas Chalmers, Jr., Managing Member, Chalmers & Adams LLC
Stephen Davis, Partner, True North Law LLC
Marc Ellinger, RNLA First Vice President; Partner, Ellinger & Associates, LLC
Chad Ennis, Senior Fellow, Election Protection Project, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Benjamin J. Gibson, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP
Alyssa Gonzales Specht, Election Integrity Counsel, Republican National Committee
Phillip M. Gordon, Of Counsel, Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC
John M. Gore, Partner, Jones Day; Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
Bilenda Harris-Ritter, RNLA Arkansas Chapter Chair;
Commissioner, Arkansas State Board of Elections
Jason Hanselman, Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Caleb Hays, General Counsel & Deputy Staff Director, Committee on House Administration, Republican Staff
Jessica Johnson, Partner, Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC
Linda Kerns, Law Offices of Linda A. Kerns, LLC
Kory Langhofer, RNLA Board of Governors; RNLA Arizona Chapter Chair;
Managing Partner, Statecraft PLLC
Larry Levy, RNLA Chair; Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Chris Marston, RNLA Vice President for Election Education; Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC; Principal, Election CFO; General Counsel, Republican Party of Virginia
Audrey Perry Martin, RNLA Vice President for Communications;
Of Counsel, Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP
Matthew Morgan, Council Member, Administrative Conference of the United States;
Former Campaign General Counsel, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
John Pearman, Executive Director, Restoration PAC
Harvey M. Tettlebaum, President, Lawyers Democracy Fund; Partner, Husch Blackwell
Hans von Spakovsky, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation
David A. Warrington, Partner, Dhillon Law Group
Mark Weaver, Owner, Communications Counsel, Inc.;
Former Deputy Attorney General of Ohio
Joanne Young, RNLA Vice Chair; Managing Partner, Kirstein & Young, PLLC
Click here for full sponsorship information on all our special packages.
If you have any questions about sponsoring, please contact Christina Norton. [email protected]
***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.***
Thank you to the Generous Sponsors of the
2021 National Election Law Seminar
Law Student Volunteers
The Republican National Lawyers Association's Bob Horn Fund for Law Students has a limited amount of funds to assist student volunteers with traveling to and registering for the 2021 National Election Law Seminar.
Funds are only available to active members of the RNLA who are currently in law school or graduated from law school in spring 2021 or winter 2020. To check your membership status, please log on to the Member's section of www.rnla.org or email Elizabeth El-Rassy at [email protected]. To join, visit https://www.rnla.org/join_the_rnla.
To apply to volunteer and receive travel and registration funds, please fill out this form. To view our Bob Horn Fund for Law Students reimbursement policy, please click here: https://www.rnla.org/horn_fund. Please contact Elizabeth El-Rassy at [email protected] with any questions.
*** The priority application deadline for the National Election Law Seminar is July 16, 2021. Applications can still be submitted beyond this date. ***
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Registration includes both days of the Seminar: Friday, Aug. 13, and Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. The Seminar will last all day on Friday and conclude by 3:00pm on Saturday. Lunch both days and an evening reception on Friday are included in the cost of registration.
If you are a law student or costs might prohibit you from attending,
please email us to inquire about scholarship assistance: [email protected].