NCPJ 2019 Fall Conference to be hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 13th to 16th, 2019, at the Loews Philadelphia
In the Spring of this year many of you joined us for our conference in the diverse and eclectic city of New Orleans. It is now our great pleasure to extend a warm invitation to you to join us in Philadelphia, the historic city of “Brotherly Love,” for a fantastic conference scheduled for November 13 to 16, 2019, Wednesday through Saturday. A high caliber educational program has been planned for you in the city that boasts the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute and Independence Hall.
The Curriculum Chairs, Judges Dianne E. Yamin and Jim Purnell, have developed an enlightening and timely program that includes presentations on Blockchain in the Courts by Di Graski, Consultant, National Center for State Courts, Technology Division; Online Guardianship Tracking System by Cherstin Hamel, Director, Office of Elder Justice in the Courts, Admin. Office of PA Courts, along with Judge Paula Francisco Ott, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Judge Lois E. Murphy, Admin. Judge of Orphans’ Court, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, and Amy Whitworth, Information Technology Analyst Manager, Admin Office of PA Courts; Judicial Ethics by Col. Linda Strite Murnane and the administration of the Han Solo Estate: Administration Problems of Galactic Proportions, by Attorney Adam Gusdorff and Attorney Jennifer Kosteva. There will also be a presentation regarding the National Judicial Opioid Task Force.
The Conference hotel, The Loews Philadelphia, is centrally located in the heart of the city and offers easy access to great restaurants and to the legendary Reading Terminal Market. The Conference rate of $199.00 per night plus tax is available three days before and after the conference dates, subject to availability. The cut-off date for reservations is October 14, but you are encouraged to make your reservation before then to be assured of getting the dates that you want. You may call Loews Reservations at 888-575-6397 and mention NCPJ or click here to obtain reservations.
The conference registration fee is $400 for members, if received by September 13 and $450 after that date. The fee for retired judges who do not need CLE credit is $200. The registration fee includes all conference materials, the welcome reception and final reception and banquet. The fee for spouses/guests is $80.00, which includes the reception and banquet. The dress code for the conference is casual; dress code for the banquet is business casual.
Access to Philadelphia is available by virtually every mode of transportation including flights into Philadelphia International Airport, trains into 30th Street Station and by vehicle from Interstate 95 and 76.
Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the U.S. and has a blend of historic and modern places to explore, eat, shop and enjoy. You can enjoy easily historic Valley Forge and Gettysburg, wineries, cooking schools, sports, and many other activities. Two optional events have been planned, both of which involve an additional cost. On Wednesday evening, November 13 after the welcome reception you can join NCPJ colleagues at a Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals games. Then on Thursday afternoon, head to Lincoln Field for a behind-the-scenes tour of Eagles Stadium! Use the forms below to register for either outing. The history lovers will not want to miss a trip to Independence Hall, which is the adoption site of the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Please plan now to join us in Philadelphia at our Fall Conference and plan to enjoy the opportunity to network with judges and probate professionals from across the U.S. from November 13-16 at the Loews Philadelphia.