REGISTRATION 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.
A registrant who has completed their registration, but then gives notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the event date 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 14 days prior to the event date 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 less than 14 days before the event start date will not receive any refund of any registration fee paid.
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, at its 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 staffed law offices.
Any firm that has been a regular attendee of our seminars will have the right to continue to attend, regardless of where they choose to open new offices and regardless of which new markets they decide to enter.
For any new firm wishing to attend, meaning a firm that has not attended at least one of the last three seminars, we will only accept their registration if they do not conflict with our current attendees, Except with the express permission of the current attending firm. A firm is considered to be in a market(s) where they have a staffed law office(s).
If a prior attendee chooses not to attend an upcoming seminar but wishes to maintain their status as a regular 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 new 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.
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.