Membership Guidelines

REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE RULES

The following shall apply to all those interested in attending M&L Legal Management and Marketing conferences: 

REGISTRATION, FEES, AND CANCELLATION RULES

Early Registration Period for Prior Attendees

During the early registration period preference will be given to prior attendees. If you are a prior attendee, as defined below, we will hold your market through the end of the early registration period, after which it will be opened up on a first-come first-serve basis. If a prior attendee has not completed registration by the end of the early registration period, then M&L will be free to accept registration from any other firm in that market.

Registration Periods

  • Early registration fees (more than 45 days – 46 days before start of seminar): $1,450.00 for the first attendee $1,250.00 for each additional attendee
  • Regular registration fees: (45 days – 15 days before start of seminar) $1,600.00 for the first attendee $1,350.00 for each additional attendee
  • Late registration fees (14 days or fewer before seminar start date): $1,750.00 for the first attendee $1,500.00 for each additional attendee

A registrant who has completed their registration, but then gives notice of cancellation during the early registration period will be refunded 50% of the registration fee that was paid. If the firm paid the registration fee with a credit card, the amount refunded will be less a 5% administration fee.

  • A registrant who has completed their registration, but then later gives notice of cancellation during the regular registration period will be refunded 25% of the registration fee that was paid. If the firm paid the registration fee with a credit card, the amount refunded will be less a 5% administration fee.
  • Any cancellation after the regular registration period ends will not receive any refund of any registration fee paid.

Market Exclusivity

M&L will endeavor to limit attendees to only one firm per TV market, but makes no guarantee of such market exclusivity. M&L reserves the right to reject any registration, it is sole discretion.

Firms wishing to attend shall be required to list, as part of their registration, all cities and TV markets in which they maintain law offices. M&L will then compile a list of all TV markets in which accepted registrants maintain staffed offices, and this list will be available for viewing on the M&L website.

Once M&L has accepted a registration from a firm with an office in a TV market, then if a second firm with an office in that TV market wishes to attend, M&L will only accept the second registrant if consented to by the first registrant.

From one seminar to the next, a prior attendee firm might expand into the TV market(s) of a prior attendee firm by the opening of a new office in that TV market. If so, then the expanding firm, in order to attend future M&L seminars, must obtain from the non-expanding firm its consent to allow the expanding firm to attend future seminars. Any consent once such given cannot later be withdrawn.

If a prior attendee chooses not to attend an upcoming seminar but wishes to maintain their status as a prior attendee from that TV market, then it may pay a “hold fee” equivalent to 60% of the regular registration fee. Upon payment of the “hold fee” M&L will not accept a registration from a firm that maintains an office in that TV market. Holding one’s market by paying the “hold fee” cannot be done for more than two consecutive seminars.

DEFINITIONS

  • TV Markets: This term as used herein shall be the same as a DMA/ADI as defined by and used by Neilson
  • Prior attendee from a market: M&L shall consider that the prior attendee from a TV market shall be the law firm that attended the most recent of the two previous M&L seminars while maintaining a staffed law office in that TV market. If a firm has not attended two consecutive seminars then they will lose prior attendee status, unless the firm has paid the “hold fee” for both missed seminars.
  • Completed registration: Registration shall be complete for a firm once the firm has paid the registration fee for at least one representative from the firm.