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Center for Alcohol Policy's Alcohol Law Symposium to Cover Law, Regulation and Litigation

August 21, 2009


ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Second Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Alcohol Law Symposium, to be held October 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, will offer an authoritative program highlighting the most important issues surrounding alcohol law, regulation and litigation from a wide array of expert perspectives.  Register online at www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.
 
“This year’s Alcohol Law Symposium will offer expert insight and discussion about the importance of alcohol law, regulation and litigation to legal professionals, regulators, law enforcement and the public health community,” said Center Advisory Council member and former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro.  “With litigation and legislation challenging alcohol laws and regulations in many states across the country, this is an invaluable program for anyone interested in the 21st Amendment.”
 
The keynote address for the Alcohol Law Symposium will be given by Nebraska Attorney General and President, National Association of Attorneys General Jon Bruning, who will discuss the role of the attorney general in upholding state-based alcohol regulation under the 21st Amendment.  Other speakers and panelists include prominent alcohol law attorneys, a professor of alcoholic beverage law, current and former alcohol regulators and public health advocates.
 
Educational session topics include: the effect of globalization on alcohol laws in the United States; trade practice laws; the history of U.S. alcohol regulation; the intersection of alcohol supplier contracts and state alcohol laws; liquor liability laws; a 21st Amendment litigation update and more.
 
A complete listing of speakers, educational session topics, the symposium agenda, the complete brochure and registration information can be found at www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.  Reduced registration fees are available for government and nonprofit registrants.
 
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attendance at the Alcohol Law Symposium is pending in many states. As CLE accreditation is received, it will be posted to www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.


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