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Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna to Deliver Keynote Address at Fourth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium

July 1, 2011


Alexandria, VA – Washington Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General President Rob McKenna will be the keynote speaker at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Fourth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium held September 11-13, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago. This annual event brings together a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including some of the best legal minds in the country, state regulators, attorneys general, educators and industry officials – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges.

Attorney General McKenna will discuss the role state attorneys general play in policy debates about alcohol; a state’s role under the 21st Amendment; society’s interest in fighting the abuse of alcohol, underage drinking and crime; and protect small businesses and consumers.

Another feature presentation of the symposium will be a panel discussion on “The Timeless Importance of Toward Liquor Control.” In 1933, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. commissioned Raymond B. Fosdick and Albert L. Scott to study alcohol regulation and prepare America for the return of legal alcohol and its regulation following the passage of the 21st Amendment which ended Prohibition. The CAP is pleased to help put this seminal work on American alcohol policy back into the public space by republishing this out-of-print book. The panel will discuss how Toward Liquor Control provided guidance to policymakers as they set up regulatory systems for alcohol and the extent to which that framework still exists today.

To register online, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law-symposium/. Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, please call 312-564-1234 and reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $229 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy. Government employees receive a special per diem rate of $173 plus taxes per night.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits. Nearly 40 states approved the 2010 Alcohol Law Symposium for CLE credits.

More details about the 2011 CAP Alcohol Law Symposium, including a list of speakers and agenda, will be available on the CAP Website, www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org, as they become available. For further information, please email info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.


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