About the Education Conference

RLAW EDUCATION CONFERENCE (VIRTUAL) • OCTOBER 26 – 28, 2021

RILA's cultivated retail legal community offers valuable wisdom – with a one-of-a-kind network – to share practices, exchange ideas, and engage with peers from leading retail companies.

The Retail Law Conference is one of the premier events that focus on in-house counsel working in the retail industry. This conference is here to help you answer your questions with strategies that work. You'll explore the latest legal trends in the industry with law firms featuring some of the most brilliant legal minds. Keep your skill set competitive and fresh with content presented by some of the most innovative, inspiring, and creative law firms in the country.

The RLAW Education Conference, to be held virtually on October 26 – 28, equips your entire corporate legal team with the knowledge and updates needed to operate in the unique retail ecosystem. Elite outside counsel join with in-house lawyers to provide the educational content and practical perspective to answer your questions with strategies and leading practices that work. Explore the latest legal trends and up-and-coming issues. In addition, attendees have an unparalleled opportunity to network with hundreds of peers from other corporate legal teams facing similar challenges.

The RLAW Education Conference experience can be purchased for your entire legal team based on the number of seats you need with group pricing that gives you the best pricing available. Plus, the legal team group pricing includes registration for the RLAW Leadership Summit for up to three people on your senior legal team! 

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Learning Formats

General Sessions


World-class legal experts inspire and share their unique experiences, knowledge, and insights on the latest developments affecting in-house legal teams.

CLE Sessions


The foundation of the RLAW Education conference is our retail-specific CLE Sessions. These sessions will be a blend of lecture-based and interactive instruction. These 50-minute sessions typically begin with 30 minutes of speaker-led content following by 20 minutes of interactive opportunities for attendees to ask follow-up questions, raise pressing topics, and interact with the speakers. 

Retailer Roundtables*


Retailer Roundtables are small-group opportunities for fellow retailers to discuss the most press legal issues facing in-house legal counsel today. Each roundtable throughout the conference will be focused on a specific topic or legal issue. Join other retail executives facing similar challenges for a moderated conversation. These roundtables will be moderated by both an in-house and outside legal expert to keep the conversation energetic.

Ask-a-GC Session*


Our Ask-a-GC Sessions are our most popular sessions, led by an in-house general counsel and an outisde law firm legal expert, this is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered by some of the most noteable GCs in the industry. These sessions begin with a quick "fireside" chat and then attendees have an opportunity to ask their most burning questions on legal issues, the industry, career advice, and more!

How to Sign Up for a Conversation Session

*Attendees must be registered by October 1 to participate.


Ask-a-GC and Retail Round Table Sessions are limited to 15 attendees, and all attendees are limited to attend one of these session types. These sessions are meant to be interactive among attendees, which means all session participants are required to participate with full audio and video.

In early October, attendees will receive an email to select their top five (5) preferred sessions between the Retailer Roundtables and Ask-a-GC sessions. RILA will make the best effort possible to place you in your priority sessions. In the event that all sessions are filled, there is a chance you may not be able to attend one of these sessions.

You will receive confirmation of your session the week before the conference begins.

Please note that we have limited seats available, as a result, we may not be able to accommodate all attendees who request a conversation session.

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