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Summer 2012 Section News

(Posted 5/30/2012)

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Administrative Law
The Administrative Law section meets quarterly. The section’s next meeting will be Monday, June 4, 2012, at 12 noon at the Bar office. The June meeting will be the last section meeting until the fall.

Both Sides Now.  Pat Galvin of Great Bear Petroleum, and Jon Iversen of Stoel Rives are the guest speakers.  They will share their unique insights from both sides of state agencies, as form agency leaders and as attorneys in private practice.  1 General CLE Credit. 

Juneau Members:  You can attend section meetings at the Department of Law in the Dimond Courthouse (123 Fourth Street), 5th floor conference room.  Because the 5th floor is secure, access the meeting by going first to the department’s reception area on the 6th floor, opposite the main elevators. This location will be connected by conference call. 

For more section information, please contact co-Chairs Stuart W. Goering at stuart.goering@alaska.gov or 907-269-5200; and Becky Kruse at becky.kruse@alaska.gov or 907-269-3036. 


Admiralty Law
There are no section meetings during the summer for Admiralty Law.  However, the section is sponsoring the CLE “How to Turn, or Avoid Turning, $20 into $1.3 Million:  Punitive Damages Return to Maritime Personal Injury Law” on Friday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage.  Register Today! 


Appellate Law
There are no section meetings during the summer for Admiralty Law.  Instead, plan to attend the section-sponsored CLE “Masters in Appellate Advocacy” on Monday, June 25, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage.  Register Today!


Business Law  
The Business Law section now meets the third Tuesday of even-numbered months. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 12 noon at Lane Powell, 301 W. Northern Lights, #301.  

TBA.  As soon as the topic/speaker are known an email will be sent to the section members and posted on the Bar’s website calendar.  

For more section information, please contact co-Chairs Matthew Block, blockm@lanepowell.com or 907-264-3309; and John Kauffman, jdkauffman@stoel.com or 907-277-1900.


Immigration Law
The Immigration Law section’s meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 12 noon at the Department of Homeland Security offices in Anchorage, 620 E. 10th Avenue was CANCELED.

For more section information, please contact Chair Kathy Atkinson at kathy.atkinson@alaska.gov or 907-278-1057.


Intellectual Property Law
The Intellectual Property Law section meets quarterly.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12 noon at Davis Wright Tremaine, 701 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 800 (Conoco Phillips building).

Trademark Applications for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The speaker will be Paul Gast, former Examining Attorney from the Patent and Trademark Office.  Mr. Gast handled trademark applications for the USPTO.  1 General CLE Credit. 

For more information, please contact co-Chairs Jon Dawson at jondawson@dwt.com or 907-257-5300; and Elizabeth Hodes at elizabethhodes@dwt.com or 907-257-5337.


Municipal Law
The Municipal Law section will meet on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 12 noon at the Bar office, Atwood Building, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1900.

AMAA Conference Planning.  This year’s AML conference is scheduled for November 12-16, 2012, in Anchorage.  Please come or, if you are outside of Anchorage, call in with topics you would like to hear, sessions you are willing to present, and resources that you can provide!   Hope to see you there! 

If you have section questions, please contact co-Chairs John Hartle at hartle@cbjlaw.com or 907-586-5340; Todd Sherwood at sherwoodtk@ci.anchorage.ak.us or 907-343-4545; and Dennis Wheeler at wheelerda@ci.anchorage.ak.us or 907-343-4545.

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