What's the difference between the RLAW Virtual Education Conference and the RLAW In-Person Summit?
The virtual education conference is this year's take on the Retail Law Conference you've come to expect each year. It will continue to offer strategic general sessions, practical CLE sessions, and opportunities to network for your entire legal team. The RLAW Summit is a day-and-a-half strategic, in-person, event meant to provide opportunities for your legal department's senior leaders to discuss issues, benchmark, and collaborate — in person.
What session formats will be available at the RLAW Virtual Education Conference?
The virtual conference will include various session formats, including general sessions, CLE-oriented breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and an Ask-a-GC format.
Why are there individual and group registration rates? What's the difference between the two?
Individual registration rates are available to in-house counsel at eligible companies, but does not include an invitation to the RLAW Summit. If you only plan to attend in the Virtual Education Conference, and have a small number of attendees, then the individual rates may be of benefit to your company.
Group registration rates allow for your entire in-house team to attend the Virtual Education Conference at a sigificant per-attendee discount, and also includes an invitation for up to three participants at the in-person RLAW Summit on December 2 – 3, 2021 in Naples, Florida.
Do I have to sponsor to present?
Yes, all law firms must sponsor to present at the conference. The minimum sponsorship level to present at the conference is Emerald. Emerald sponsorship ($10,000) includes the opportunity for the firm to develop and lead two sessions: a CLE-oriented breakout session and a “small-format” session (either a roundtable discussion or an Ask-a-GC session, depending on the firm’s interest and session availability). Higher-level sponsorships are also available and include additional visibility options.
What about “small format” sessions? Will they be live or pre-recorded?
The “small format” sessions (roundtables and Ask-a-GC) will be held live. They are intended to provide an opportunity for “live” real-time discussion among a small (10-15) group of retail corporate counsel. Each “small format” session will be co-led by a law firm lawyer and an in-house GC or corporate counsel.
Who can attend the RLAW Education Conference?
The RLAW Education Conference is open to all individuals who work at any eligible company's legal department including general counsel, lawyers, paralegals, and more. Companies who take advantage of group pricing can offer both CLE and professional development opportunities to their entire team!
Who can attend the RLAW Summit?
The RLAW summit is an invite-only event for retailers or consumer product manufacturers who purchase a group tier registration to the RLAW virtual Education Conference. Retailers are permitted up to three individuals from their company to attend – we strongly encourage the general counsel and two of their most senior legal deparment leaders to attend. There are a limited number of invites that will be extended to Diamond, Platinum, and Gold sponsors.
When will I receive my invite? How will I register?
After purchasing a group tier package, RILA will begin personal outreach in the fall to obtain the names of your company's representatives at the RLAW Summit. Each company will be limited to three participants, and given the nature of the program and discussions we strongly encourage your general counsel and senior leaders from the legal department to attend. There is no additional registration costs but participants will be required to secure their own travel and loding within RILA's hotel room block.