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International Conference of Legal Regulators 2017


Dear all,
We have a few exciting updates and some reminders:


Since the launch of the registration website a month ago, we have received a modest but steady flow of registrations. We are excited to inform you that there will be a number of new faces at this year’s Conference. Representatives from the legal services regulators in Myanmar, Vietnam, Qatar and Dubai will be joining us for the first time. A number of other new jurisdictions have indicated interest and we are following up with them on their registrations. We hope to have a good mix of regular participants from past Conferences as well as new faces, so please do join us and broaden your circle of regulatory contacts.


Dates: The Conference will be held on 5 and 6 October 2017, with a welcome reception on the evening of 4 October 2017.

Registration fee:
Register now to take advantage of the early-bird rate of S$390 (inclusive of taxes and service charges). The early-bird rate will end on 21 July 2017 (Friday).

Thereafter, the full rate is S$490 (inclusive of taxes and service charges), which will apply until we close registration on 15 September 2017 (Friday).

The registration fee includes the welcome reception on 4 October 2017 co-hosted by the Supreme Court of Singapore, lunches and tea breaks during the Conference, and a Conference dinner at a restaurant situated at Gardens by the Bay on 5 October 2017. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, Gardens by the Bay features the world’s largest glass greenhouse, the Flower Dome, a stunning 1.28 hectares of flowers under glass. It is also home to two beautiful Conservatories housed in glass biomes that replicate Mediterranean and Tropical Montane climates.


We have secured a favourable Conference rate for those who wish to book accommodation at the Carlton Hotel where the Conference will be taking place. There are only 35 rooms we have to guarantee will be taken up by participants. Whilst this reduces our financial risk, it also means that the hotel is not obliged to set aside more rooms. Therefore, please do register for the Conference early, and book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Hotel rooms in October can be difficult to secure.


We have been working closely with the moderators on the programme, which will feature eight substantive sessions, drawn from all the suggestions received from the ICLR community. The moderators/panel leads have been in touch with their speakers. If you are keen to contribute to any of the topics, it’s still not too late to drop us a line at for programme-related queries) or (for registration-related queries).

Finally, a reminder that the 2017 International Bar Association’s (IBA) Annual Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia from 8 to 13 October 2017. You may wish to consider attending ICLR 2017 in Singapore enroute to Sydney for the 2017 IBA Conference.

We look forward to your support of the 2017 edition of the ICLR!

Warm regards,

ICLR 2017 Organising Committee

2017 NOBC Elections and Proxy Information

On Friday, August 11, 2017 during the business meeting of the NOBC Conference in New York, NY, the NOBC will hold the annual election for Officers (President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary), one Director-at-Large (2017-19,) and the ABA Delegate position. The Nominating Committee has submitted the names of candidates whose biographies and nomination statements have been posted to the NOBC website. Those candidates’ biographies and nomination statements are also included with this Notice. Pursuant to Article VII, Section 4 (c) of the By-Laws, names of candidates for office whose names have not been reported as candidates by the Nominating Committee may still be placed in nomination at the Annual Meeting. Further, if you are a NOBC member, who is registered for and in attendance at the meeting, yet you are unable to be present during the election, Article V, Section 7 of the By-Laws provides for proxy voting. For more information about the election or proxy voting, click here.

Notice is hereby given of proposed amendments to the NOBC Bylaws pertaining to the NOBC ABA Delegate

Pursuant to the National Organization of Bar Counsel Bylaws, Article XVII, Section 5, notice is hereby given of proposed amendments to the NOBC Bylaws pertaining to the NOBC ABA Delegate. The text of the proposed amendments can be accessed by clicking here (login required). The petition seeking the amendments has received a majority vote of the NOBC Board of Directors and ratification of the proposed amendments will be sought at the NOBC Business Meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY on Friday, August 11, 2017 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

2017 President’s Award goes to James C. Coyle.

It is my privilege to announce that James C. Coyle, Colorado Attorney Regulation Counsel, is the recipient of the 2017 NOBC President’s Award.

Jim epitomizes all that is best about NOBC: a visionary in domestic and international regulatory issues, a leader in the movement towards proactive attorney regulation, a passionate advocate for attorney wellbeing, a mentor to both new and experienced regulatory counsel in other jurisdictions, a font of ideas for quality programming for NOBC conferences, and an overall recognized leader within the NOBC. He conducts himself at all times with his mantra of “promoting the public interest” as his guiding principle, thereby improving the profession while protecting the public that all attorneys serve. He does so without self-aggrandizement or seeking reward or recognition for his work. He is the consummate team-player and consensus builder. In short, Jim is one class-act.

Please join me in congratulating Jim. Of course, the official presentation will take place at the NOBC Annual in NYC. In the meantime, I wanted to let you all know the good news.

Congratulations Jim. Well-earned and well-deserved.

William D. Slease
2016-17 NOBC President

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