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    • 1 Nov 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • 3 Nov 2023
    • 4:15 PM
    • Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf
    CLE CREDITS: 12 hours for 60 minute states

    The 2023 ALA Conference will return to our nation's capital from November 1st to 3rd.  The conference will take place at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall, The Wharf, conveniently located in L'Enfant Plaza, near the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol and the White House.  Reserving your room at the Hilton now will not only ensure that you are situated at the conference venue, but also that can conveniently explore these sights.

    Photo of DC Wharf

    The 2023 Gala Diner will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the newly renovated Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. The dinner will take place among our nation's storied aviation history and will include the presentation of the 2023 Joseph T. Nall Award as its highlight.  The event is sure to be an exciting evening.


    Ben Allen
    Holland & Knight

    Mark Atwood
    Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach

    Bart Banino
    Condon Forsyth

    Michael Bauer

    Jessica Brightman

    Judge V. Stuart Couch

    John DeLisi

    Mark Dombroff
    Fox Rothschild

    Mike Dworkin
    Avialex Law Group

    Judge Darrell L. Fun

    Jeff Guzzetti

    Anthony Ison
    The Ison Law Firm

    Ben Klein

    Ryan Landers

    Hon. Bruce Landsberg

    Vincent Lesch
    Kreindler & Kreindler

    Jason Maddux
    Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach

    Clement Meersman
    Aviation Manuals

    Karleen Murphy

    Susan Northrup, MD

    Ryan Patanaphan

    Tiernan Siems
    Erickson Sederstrom

    Judge Alisa Tapia

    David Tochen
    Fox Rothschild

    Mark Tomicich

    Joseph Vacek
    University of North Dakota

    Elizabeth Vasseur-Brown
    Cooling Law

    Marc Warren
    Jenner & Block

    Gary Webb
    Aviation Manuals

    Judge Stephen Woody

    Joanne Young
    YK Law LLP


    Early Sept 1-
    Sept 20
    Sept 20-
    Oct 19 
    Oct 19 
    Member $430 $460 $495 $525
    Govt. Employee $390 $420 $420 $420
    Full-Time Student $100 $130 $160 $160
    Non-Member $560 $580 $595 $630


    We’ve reserved 80 King Deluxe rooms at the rate of $319.00 per night from Tuesday, October 31st through Saturday, November 4th. An additional $20.00 per person will apply for triple or quad occupancy.  These rates will expire on October 19, 2023.

    Book your room at this special ALA rate today using the link below before space runs out! 


    Photo of hotel room



    November 1, 2023 
    4:00-6:00 PM  Registration Table Open
    7:00 - 9:00 PM
    • Cocktails/Light Snacks Reception
    • Introduction of Officers
    • Scholarships (TBD)

    November 2, 2023
    8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
    8:30 AM Opening Remarks
    8:45 - 10:00 AM Meet the NTSB Administrative Law Judges
    10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
    10:15 AM - Noon FAA Aerospace Medicine
    • Petitions for Review/Special Issuances
    • Procedural Changes within Aerospace Medicine
    • Mental Health and Pilots
    • Substance Abuse
    • Drug/Alcohol Testing (incl. fluid testing)
    • New Realities—Adderall; Cannabis
    12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch—Keynote Speaker
    1:45 - 3:00 PM UAS/UAM
    3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
    3:15 - 3:45 PM Legislative and Regulatory Update, Including FAA and NTSB Reauthorizations
    3:45- 4:45 PM Current Developments in FAA Enforcement
    4:45 PM Adjourn
    7:00 - 10:00 PM Banquet at National Aviation and Space Museum (Black Tie Optional)
    -Presentation of the Nall Award

    November 3, 2023 
    8:00 - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
    8:45 - 10:00 AM Charter (Authorized and Unauthorized) and Airline Consumer Protection
    • FAR 91 Limitations
    • FAR 135
    • Charter Brokers
    • Public Charter
    10:00 - 10:45 AM Aircraft Registry; International Registry
    10:45 - 11:00 Break
     11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aircraft Accident Investigation
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Ethics/Diversity and Inclusion over Lunch
    1:30 - 2:30 PM SMS and ASAP, Data Sharing and Self-Disclosure
     2:30 - 3:15 PM PRIA and Pilot Record Database
     3:15 - 4:15 PM

    Aviation Litigation Update

     4:15 PM   Adjourn

    Photo of exterior of National Aviation and Space Museum

Originally founded in 1984 as the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, today’s Aviation Lawyers Association (ALA) has grown to comprise attorneys from across the United States and other parts of the globe.

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