2021 National Election Law Seminar (Two Days: August 13-14)

20th Annual National Election Law Seminar

Atlanta, GA

Registration is closed.

Please know that registration is now CLOSED. Thank you for everyone's interest!

If you are interested in attending, email Christina Norton.

[email protected]


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

Comprehensive Technical Group is now Conference Technologies Inc.

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.



By Air

Closest airport: (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

By Train

Amtrak has a railway station in Atlanta, GA. The closest stop is the Peachtree Station.


Approximate Schedule

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
    • Redistricting
    • 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


Confirmed Speakers

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

Sponsorship Opportunities 

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


Gold Level


Silver Level


Bronze Level

Chalmers & Adams and Political.Law Merge - Techtoday Newspaper

Seminar Level

A.J. Kelly



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].

August 13, 2021 at 8:30am - 5:30pm
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