Meetings & Conventions

2022 Labor and Employment Section Annual Conference

October 27 – 29, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Early Registration Deadline: September 30, 2022
General Registration Deadline: October 10, 2022, after which a $50 late fee will be assessed
Late Registration Deadline: October 20, 2022 | On-site registration is not offered for this conference.

33rd Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium

October 27 – 29, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

The 33rd Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium returns this year as an in-person experience in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 2022-23 theme is Championing Civil Rights: Creating Prosperity for Historically Disadvantaged Communities. The Conference activities include the Annual Wiley Branton Awards Reception, Welcome Reception, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, and a closing reception.

Early Registration Deadline: September 30, 2022
Registration Deadline: October 10, 2022
Late Registration Deadline: October 20, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: October 11, 2022

NBA International Law Section Reception

Friday  September 30, 2022 | Washington, DC

ILS Rooftop Reception
Hosted by the International Law Section
Includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar
Friday, September 30, 2022
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Penthouse
1717 K Street NW Washington DC 20006

Free of Charge
Must register to gain entry.
Due to space limitations, priority will be given to NBA members.

Real Estate, Probate Law Section

October 17-23, 2022 | Washington, DC

NATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING AWARENESS WEEK OCTOBER 17TH – 23RD, 2022 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The NBA RPTE Section event in October at Howard University School of Law will have attorneys, law students, and law professors in attendance.


  • Estate planning information for: The general public
  • Estate planning Toolkit and Real Property information for: Law students, attorneys and bar association members;
    Howard University School of Law – Continuing Legal Education Offering (reception following)
  • Estate planning for: Young professionals (reception following)
  • Estate planning for: Retirees and senior adults

* Events held in-person will be in the Washington, DC area

Calendar: NBA Meetings & Conferences



16 NBA Constitution Day
27 – 29 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference
Washington, DC


15 NBA National Day of Service | Small Business Bootcamp
27 – 29 NBA Labor & Employment Law Conference and the
Wiley A. Branton Symposium
Philadelphia, PA


8 Election Day



11 – 19 Judicial Council Mid-Winter Meeting
Dubai, UAE


3 – 6 Young Lawyers, Solo, and Small Firms Conference
Costa Rica (tentative)


18 National Day of Service: Expungement Clinic


27 – 30 Mid-Year Conference – Gertrude Rush Awards Dinner
Corporate Law Section: Gateway to Success Conference
Louisville, KY

May 16 – 28

NBA International Affiliates Meeting
Singapore and Thailand

July 29 – Aug. 4

98th Annual Convention, Exhibits and Awards Gala
Minneapolis, MN

Covid Protocol

All participants must show proof of being fully vaccinated and provide a negative test result. Masks are recommended unless actively eating or drinking. Sanitizing stations will be prominently placed throughout the venue. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or not feeling well, we ask that you do not put others in danger and remain at home. A waiver will need to be signed indicating that you acknowledge COVID protocols.

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