It’s a concrete jungle where dreams are made of.  You want to be a part of it, New York, New York. Millions of people have found inspiration in New York’s culture, arts, energy, and its people that go a long way toward cementing Gotham’s reputation as one of the greatest cities in the world.

The Federal Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention September 13 – 15, 2018 is the ideal opportunity to connect with fellow legal practitioners, mentors, and renowned speakers in the Big Apple.  Join the FBA at the Annual Meeting and Convention located at the New York Marriott Downtown, situated in the heart of New York’s Financial District. Sign up now at

Enjoy building connections with other lawyers from different legal disciplines. Talk to speakers and colleagues one-on-one about what they are working on. This convention is an energizing chance to connect with the greater legal community, partake in numerous CLE sessions, think about new strategies to approach your work, engage in Q&A sessions with distinguished panelists, and establish collaborations in an educational as well as social setting.

Social events at the Annual Meeting and Convention include:

  • Fun Run through Lower Manhattan and Battery Park lead by the SDNY Wellness Committee Chairs
  • Young Lawyers Division Luncheon
  • FBA Public Service Luncheon sponsored by the FBA Labor and Employment Law Section honoring FBA members and Chapters on their contributions in public service
  • FBA Awards Luncheon that recognizes outstanding service and achievements
  • Black-tie optional Presidential Installation Banquet to formally induct Maria Z. Vathis as the FBA National President for FY 2019.


The Welcome Reception at Tribeca Rooftop will be hosted by the Southern District of New York Chapter and sponsored by Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, LexisNexis, and The Wagstaffe Group. New York City’s Tribeca Rooftop’s industrial penthouse and roof deck provide unparalleled views of New York and the Hudson River. You won’t want to miss an evening of chic cocktails, cool jazz vocals, and the company of your friends and colleagues.

At the EDNY’s Taste of New York Reception, attendees will have the opportunity to walk across one of the Nation’s most famous bridges – the Brooklyn Bridge – on a guided tour to the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse. Celebrated food trucks will be serving up cocktail size portions of their most popular specialties along with live entertainment. Enjoy gourmet delicacies from Brooklyn Brewery, City Winery, Dylan’s Candy Bar, El Toro Rojo, Grimaldi’s Pizza, Junior’s Cheesecake, Korilla BBQ, Laura’s BBQ, Magnolia Bakery, New York Hot Dogs and Soft Pretzels, and Red Hook Lobster!

Now is the time to register for the Annual Meeting and Convention before it’s too late. Sign up at  We can’t wait to see you in the Empire State this September! Welcome to New York.


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.