Registration Open for 2018 AALA Annual Educational Symposium

Please Join Us in Portland, Oregon
October 25 – 27, 2018

Our program reflects our Pacific Northwest location but also focuses on major federal and state issues. Attendees may earn 3 CLE credits for Thursday and 12 -14 credits of CLE (including 2 hours ethics) for Friday–Saturday. The agenda is posted on our website.

Featured Member: Caitlin Andersen

I am a patent attorney focusing on agribusiness and ag-tech clients working to protect their intellectual property, including agricultural technologies in the areas of livestock feed additives, agricultural implements, and agricultural chemicals.

Featured Member: Kristine Tidgren

Kristine serves as cochair of the AALA Distance Education Committee with private practice attorney Ryan Conklin. AALA’s Distance Education Committee plans the content and recruits nationally recognized speakers for monthly webinars.

Featured Member: Jake Parker

One of the major challenges facing North Carolina farmers—and perhaps farmers across the nation—is the general public’s lack of knowledge about production agriculture. The good news is AALA has an opportunity to help educate our colleagues and prepare them to better represent farm families and agribusinesses.

Featured Member: Brian C. Buescher

My practice includes representing some of the largest agribusinesses as lead counsel addressing complex problems, including trial work. 

Featured Member: Adam J. Levitt

I have served as co-lead counsel in three of the largest biotechnology class actions in history, recovering more than $1.7 billion for class members:  In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., MDL No. 1811 (E.D. Mo.) (securing settlements exceeding $1.1 billion); In re Imprelis Herbicide Marketing., Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 2284 (E.D. Pa.) ($550 million settlement); and In re StarLink Corn Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 1403 (N.D. Ill.) ($110 million settlement). 

Featured Member: Drew Kershen

I think that the challenges and opportunities in ag law are as exciting and as interesting as ever.  Agricultural law continues to be an area of law in which the practitioner can expect to encounter every type of legal issue.  The work is demanding intellectually and worthwhile socially.  For all the foreseeable years ahead, I think agricultural lawyers can expected a satisfying and rewarding career.

In Remembrance: Philip E. Harris

It is with regret and sadness that AALA mourns the loss of Philip E. Harris, a founder of the AALA who served as President from 1987 to 1988. Phil received the AALA Distinguished Service Award in 1998, and served the association and its members in many ways, including presenting annual plenary sessions on the complexities of agricultural […]