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									PBA Midyear Meeting
             Atlantis Resort
         Paradise Island, Bahamas
   Wednesday-Sunday, January 20-24, 2010

                                      December 11,
    Dear PBA Members:

    We invite you and your family to “come away with the PBA” for relaxation, adventure, networking
    and professional development during the PBA Midyear Meeting, Jan. 20 – 24, at the fabulous Atlantis
    resort in the sunny Bahamas.

    For mythology buffs, the resort’s area known as “The Dig” offers a chance to learn more about
    the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. You’ll have the chance to explore a maze of recreated
    archeological ruins and excavations or to wander through cavernous streets beneath the ocean and
    marvel at the 263 different species of sea animals in 34 acres of waterscape.

    If excitement is your goal, the resort’s new Aquaventure, a 63-acre water-themed attraction, is your
    ticket to thrills galore with its lightning-speed water slides, intense river rapids and ocean-like waves.
    Another new attraction, Dolphin Cay, provides the young and young-at-heart with the opportunity to
    frolic with friendly dolphins in shallow or deep water.

    If athletic competition and celebrity-watching are on your agenda, the Ninth Annual Michael Jordan
    Celebrity Invitational golf tournament will be held at the Ocean Club Golf Course during the week
    of the PBA Midyear Meeting. “Be like Mike” and play a few rounds of golf at nearby Cable Beach
    Golf Club, or enjoy the outstanding tennis, rock climbing or other sporting facilities available at the

    If you seek pure and simple relaxation, unwind on cool lazy evenings and hot sunny afternoons at the
    beach or in one of 11 pools or elegant verandas. Or visit the hotel’s spa for a facial, massage or a steam
    bath to the beat of Bahamian reggae or your choice of tunes.

    Of course, the PBA again will present 9.5 credits of Continuing Legal Education programming
    with expert faculty to assist with your professional development. You also will be able to network
    with colleagues at the PBA’s “Bahamian Barbecue” Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening and at
    Saturday’s “Blue Lagoon” Farewell Dinner.

    We hope you can join us for a mid-winter escape to a paradise beyond compare.


    PBA President Cliff Haines and Julie Haines

    James A. Wells and Kim R. Jessum
    PBA 2010 Midyear Meeting Chairs

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                       CLE COURSES                                                                11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
               THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010                                     “Justice Is the Business of Government” (303)
                   8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                     Hear a fascinating discussion of how the three branches of
                                                                              government must work together to ensure that our justice
“Hot Topics in Civil Litigation” (301)
                                                                              system is properly focused, funded and held accountable.
In this quick-paced and energetic session, you’ll be updated on
a variety of civil litigation topics. Attending this CLE session is
                                                                              Hon. Louraine Arkfeld, Presiding Judge, Tempe, Arizona,
a great way to make sure you haven’t missed some of the hottest                        Municipal Court
topics and cases of the year.                                                 Hon. Ronald D. Castille, Supreme Court of Pa.
Panelists:                                                                    Hon. Robert J. Colville, Allegheny County Court of
Hon. Mason Avrigian, Sr., Wisler Pearlstine Talone Craig Garrity                       Common Pleas
          and Potash LLP                                                      Hon. Pamela Dembe, President Judge, Philadelphia Court of
Hon. Max Baer, Supreme Court of Pa.                                                    Common Pleas
Bridget M. Gillespie, Esq., Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton PC                 Hon. Kate Ford Elliott, President Judge, Superior Court of Pa.
Andrew F. Susko, Esq., White and Williams, LLP                                Hon. Stewart J. Greenleaf, Judiciary Committee Chair,
Cheryl L. Young, Esq., Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin                                Senate of Pa.
                                                                              Moderator: Edward W. Madeira, Jr., Esq., Chair, Commission for
Moderator:                                                                             Justice Initiatives in Pennsylvania
James A. Wells, Esq., Haines & Associates                                     1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour
2.0 Substantive CLE credit hours                                              Cost: $25
Cost: $50                                                                     Sponsored by the Commission for Justice Initiatives in Pennsylvania
                                                                                              FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
                       10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
                                                                                                 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
“The Pursuit of Equal Justice in the Courts —
                                                                              “Lost in Federal Practice? See Us in Atlantis!” (304)
The Pennsylvania Story” (302)
The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender,                           Distinguished judges of Pennsylvania’s Federal District Courts
Racial and Ethnic Fairness is an intergovernmental group                      and the Third Circuit come together for a thoughtful and lively
                                                                              discussion of some of the hottest issues arising from recent
whose mission is to implement the recommendations in the
                                                                              federal court decisions during the past year. With an emphasis
Final Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Racial and                     on providing you with useful federal practice tips, our panel of
Gender Bias in the Justice System. Commission initiatives                     judges will focus on issues such as how age discrimination law
over the past year have included domestic violence prevention,                has been impacted by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision
diversification of juries and court workforces, establishment of a             in Gross, what the year’s rash of decisions on federal sentencing
statewide interpreter services program for residents with limited             mean, and several other timely topics. Don’t miss this one!
English proficiency, and establishment of a statewide policy and               Panelists:
grievance system for addressing unfairness in the courts. The                 Nancy Conrad, Esq., White and Williams LLP
Commission’s 24 members were appointed by Pennsylvania’s                      Hon. Yvette Kane, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle
three branches of government and include a diverse group of                            District of Pa.
judges, attorneys, legislators and community advocates.                       Hon. Gary L. Lancaster, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the
Panelists:                                                                             Western District of Pa.
                                                                              Hon. Mary A. McLaughlin, U.S. District Court for the Eastern
Burrell A. Brown, Esq., Chair, Interbranch Commission for
                                                                                       District of Pa.
         Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness                                   Kathryn Lease Simpson, Esq., Mette Evans & Woodside PC
Hon. Pedro A. Cortés, Esq., Secretary of the
                                                                              Moderator: Hon. D. Michael Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for
         Commonwealth of Pa.
                                                                                       the Third Circuit
Roberta D. Liebenberg, Esq., Fine Kaplan & Black, RPC
                                                                              1.5 Substantive CLE credit hours
Lynn A. Marks, Exec. Dir., Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
                                                                              Cost: $38
Lisette M. McCormick, Esq., Exec. Dir., Interbranch Commission
         on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness                                                     9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Esq., Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman                County Bar Executive Directors and County Bar Officers
         & Dicker LLP                                                         Program – Open to all Midyear Meeting attendees.
1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour                                               “What Members Really Need and Want From Their Local
Cost: $25                                                                     Bar Associations”
                                                                              Come hear what attorneys are saying they need from their
    The MCLE programs for the 2010 PBA Midyear Meeting are presented          bar associations in regards to technology, skill development,
   in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The Pennsylvania Bar   networking, and business support and how bar associations
  Institute is approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court CLE Board as an     are responding. Topics will include social networking, senior
  accredited CLE provider. The individual CLE programs for this conference
                                                                              lawyers, time management, business support and member
          have been approved for the number of credit hours indicated.
                                                                              services. Format will be a combination panel and roundtable
                                                                              Does not qualify for CLE credit.

                                                                                    Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas                   3
                     9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                                  PBA EVENING FUNCTIONS
                                                                     The PBA registration package includes the welcome dinner on
“Navigating the Appellate Waters – Winning Tips from                 Wednesday evening and the farewell dinner on Saturday night.
Pennsylvania’s Appellate Judges” (305)
                                                                     Wednesday’s “Bahamian Barbecue” Welcome Dinner
What could be better than getting practice tips and insights
                                                                     Welcome to Paradise Island! Join us poolside for
directly from the judges? Our impressive lineup of judges
                                                                     this Bahamian-themed barbecue dinner and evening
has “seen it all.” And, more importantly, they have carefully
                                                                     festivities. Caribbean-inspired calypso music will enhance the
examined and given thoughtful attention to the myriad of
                                                                     night and add to our tropical welcome. Resort casual dress.
appellate practice issues that prove so challenging to you. You’ll
be treated to a quick-paced hour, packed full of tips to take        Saturday’s “Blue Lagoon” Farewell Dinner
back to your office.                                                  Warm winds and a tropical moon will await you on your final
Panelists:                                                           night at the Atlantis. This evening offers a palate-pleasing
Hon. Kate Ford Elliott, President Judge, Superior Court of Pa.       menu of local specialty dishes and luscious desserts. Enjoy the
Hon. Maureen Lally-Green (ret.), Chair, Appellate Rules              ambiance, dancing under the stars, and a memorable evening
          Committee                                                  with PBA friends and colleagues. Resort casual dress.
Hon. Bonnie B. Leadbetter, President Judge, Commonwealth
          Court of Pa.
Hon. Debra M. Todd, Justice, Supreme Court of Pa.
                                                                     Brand-new and now open, Aquaventure is a 63-acre, billion-
                                                                     dollar water-themed attraction located at the Atlantis. This
Brian T. Must, Esq., Metz Lewis LLC
                                                                     non-stop water experience consists of thrilling water slides, a
Carl A. Solano, Esq., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
                                                                     mile-long river ride, and high-intensity rapids and wave surges.
1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour                                      Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the water slides.
Cost: $25                                                            Aquaventure attractions, with the exception of Climber’s Rush,
                                                                     are included in your guest room rate.
                    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“The Powers and Pitfalls of Using Social Media” (306)                                ATLANTIS CASINO
As the use of social media is becoming more widespread, it is        You will find world-class gaming with 78 table games including
more essential than ever to understand what social media is          Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat and Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, Let It
and how it should be used. You won’t want to miss this chance        Ride and Caribbean Stud Poker. The casino offers more than
to learn how to use social media tools and to understand             800 of the newest slot machines with a state-of-the-art player-
techniques for navigating the consequential professional and         tracking system.
ethical issues that may arise from such use.
Panelists:                                                                        ATLANTIS KIDS CLUB
Hon. J. Michael Eakin, Justice, Supreme Court of Pa.                 The Atlantis Kids Club is a fun way for kids to discover the
Kim R. Jessum, Esq., Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP              mysteries of Atlantis while making new friends. Programs are
Claudia M. Williams, Esq., Post & Schell PC                          available from the Morning and Afternoon Escapes, for ages
Moderator:                                                           3-5, to the Evening Escape, featuring activities for ages 3-12.
Lisa M. B. Woodburn, Esq., Angino & Rovner PC                        During the day, kids ages 6-12 can embark on Discovery Kids™
                                                                     Adventures, offered as hourly sessions or half-day or full-day
1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour                                      experiences from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Kids Club is closed
Cost: $25                                                            Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. For more information, call
              SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010                             242-363-3000, ext. 65946.
                  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
“Dialogue with the Courts and the Legislature” (307)                                ATLANTIS THEATRE
This traditional Midyear Meeting CLE session will include a          The Atlantis Theatre offers the latest Hollywood movies and
fascinating discussion among members of the judiciary and the        is complimentary to all resort guests. A concession stand is
Legislature.                                                         available and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

2.0 Substantive CLE credit hours                                                    AURA NIGHTCLUB
Cost: $50                                                            This new nightclub brings a late-night experience to Atlantis
                                                                     guests. At Aura, offering dance music by disc jockeys, you can
                                                                     dance the night away on the illuminated glass dance floor. Aura
                                                                     is open to guests 18 and older, and admission fees apply.

                                                                           JOKER’S WILD COMEDY CLUB
                                                                     Some of TV’s funniest headliners keep you in stitches at Joker’s
                                                                     Wild. Admission fees apply. Please call 242-363-2000, ext.
                                                                     64002, for show times and pricing.

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                         THE DIG                                                                 GOLF
Explore the heart and soul of history’s most legendary                Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational
continent and the maze of archaeological ruins and excavations        The Ocean Club Golf Course at the Atlantis will be the
called The Dig. A labyrinth of splendid chambers and twisting         location of the ninth-annual Michael Jordan Celebrity
streets, The Dig tells a tale of a lost continent. The Dig is         Invitational golf tournament, which will be held during the
complimentary to all Atlantis guests by presenting your room          same dates as the PBA Midyear Meeting. No public golfing will
key for access.                                                       be available at the Atlantis during the tournament; however,
                                                                      spectator viewing of the tournament is open to the public, and
                     DRESS CODE                                       no passes are needed. Shuttles to and from the golf course run
All PBA functions are casual dress (shorts and T-shirts) for          regularly. For more information and a schedule of the Michael
daytime and resort casual (slacks and golf shirts) for evening        Jordan Celebrity Invitational, please visit www.mjcigolf.com.
events. Average daily temperature in the Bahamas in mid-              PBA Golf Outing
January is in the high 70s. We recommend that you bring along         Due to the exclusivity of the Michael Jordan Celebrity
cotton garments (light colors), shorts and long pants, tennis         Invitational, the PBA Midyear Meeting golf outing will take
shoes, hat, swimsuit, and sandals. A light jacket may be needed       place at the Cable Beach Golf Club. The course is located
in the evening and in the hotel air conditioning.                     approximately 20 minutes from the Atlantis resort. The
                                                                      non-refundable entry fee is $268 per person. Price includes
                 FITNESS CENTER                                       transportation, taxes, greens fee, box lunch and bag gratuity.
The recently-expanded Fitness Center has a wellness area and          When: Thursday, January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
two movement studios for spinning, yoga and Pilates. Fitness          Cost: $268 (Non-refundable)
seminars offer nutrition and weight-management assistance. A
strength-training circuit by Life Fitness offers guests the ability
to train in a “natural flow.” New cardio machines boast personal       GUEST ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS
TV entertainment systems. There is a nominal fee for the use of       The PBA has reserved a block of guest rooms in the Royal
the Fitness Center.                                                   Towers over the conference dates. Anyone attending the PBA
                                                                      Midyear Meeting must book their guest room(s) through the
                                                                      PBA on the attached registration form. The Royal Towers
                                                                      feature contemporary, spacious guest rooms with fully-stocked
                                                                      service bars and one king bed or two double beds. Wireless
                                                                      high-speed Internet access is available (daily rates apply). The
                                                                      hotel has a smoke-free policy. Go to www.atlantis.com for more
                                                                      information on accommodations and guest services.
                                                                      The hotel asks that you observe the 11:00 a.m. check-out time
                                                                      to avoid the automatic late check-out fee that will be assessed
                                                                      to your room. You may store your luggage with the bellman
                                                                      and enjoy the balance of your stay in the comfortable change
                                                                      facility (Transit Lounge), available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                    DOLPHIN CAY                                                          MANDARA SPA
Brand new to the Atlantis, Dolphin Cay allows guests                  The new Mandara Spa brings together ancient healing touches,
to intermingle with playful dolphins in either shallow or             traditional therapies and natural elements to provide the most
deep-water interactions. PBA has reserved a shallow-water             unique and pampering spa treatments. New therapy suites
interaction on Friday afternoon and a deep-water interaction          allow couples and friends to share the moment, while the spa
on Saturday morning. See TOURS for more information                   villas provide the ultimate environment for a full- or half-day
on these two group activities. To inquire about individual            of customized pampering. Contact the spa for appointments by
reservations and pricing, please contact Dolphin Cay at 242-          calling the resort at 242-363-2000, ext. 65900.
363-2000, ext. 69500.
                                                                           RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES
                 MARINA VILLAGE                                       With more than 40 remarkable restaurants, bars and lounges,
Embark on a shopping expedition and stroll through more than          Atlantis offers true variety in dining and entertainment. There
20 colorful shops. Discover everything your family will need for      is something to tantalize every palate: fresh, succulent seafood;
a fantastic day at the beach or find luxuries from fine jewelry,        American and Continental fare; exotic Asian and Bahamian
watches and clothing to crystal and everything in between.            cuisine; traditional Italian dishes and delectable desserts. From
Luxury boutiques include Dooney & Bourke, Versace JC, John            poolside casual to upscale elegant, Atlantis provides sumptuous
Bull and Solomon’s Sea Treasures. There are seven restaurants         meals, superb settings and a variety of savory choices. It is
located at the Marina, including Starbucks, Johnny Rockets            suggested that you review menus and pricing before making
and Carmines.                                                         your reservations at the gourmet restaurants. Club Rush dance
                                                                      club is the coolest place for teens to hang out in the evenings –
                                                                      no parents allowed. A cover charge applies.

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                        SHOPPING                                        personal lockers, towels, and beach service.
Guests at the Atlantis need not go to Rodeo Drive or Madison            If you would like to book an interaction at a time other
Avenue to shop in the world’s finest luxury stores. World-class          than the above specified excursions, please call Dolphin Cay
shopping is available right here in paradise. From the latest           Atlantis at 242-363-2000, ext. 69518.
Italian and French fashions to genuine Havana cigars, one-of-a-
kind crystal creations, beach attire, and children’s clothing and       Historic City Tour
toys, it’s all just steps away, and it’s all duty-free.                 From rum-running pirates to British colonialists, the shores
                                                                        of the Bahamas have been home to many colorful characters.
                                                                        Learn the fascinating facts traveling via motor coach through
                                                                        winding streets of brightly painted colonial architecture,
All tours require a minimum number of participants. PBA will
                                                                        past famous landmarks, such as the Queen’s Staircase, Fort
contact you if the tour or activity for which you have registered
                                                                        Charlotte, the Government House, Parliamentary Buildings,
does not have the necessary number of participants. THERE
                                                                        and Gregory’s Arch. Visit bustling downtown Nassau and the
                                                                        Straw Market. The price below does not include admission fees
EVENTS. If you want to participate in a tour, please register
                                                                        to local forts.
on the conference registration form. Early registration will help
to determine if we have the minimum number of participants.             Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an                  Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
adult. Please note age restrictions outlined for Dolphin Cay            Price: $50 per person
Atlantis.                                                               Minimum: 14 people

Dolphin Cay Atlantis                                                    Ocean Kayak & Sea Scooter
Swim along and play with the beautiful Atlantic bottlenose              This exciting undersea adventure begins aboard a stylish
dolphins at this state-of-the-art, 14-acre habitat. Discover how        double-deck catamaran. Tropical island music plays as you
swimming with dolphins has been redefined, whether you share             cruise through the Nassau Harbor, enjoying a narrated tour that
in their playful shallow water antics or experience their speed         recalls the history of one of the oldest waterfront cities in the
and agility in deeper waters.                                           Western Hemisphere. Snorkel equipment, clear ocean kayaks
                                                                        and Sea Scooters are included.
Shallow Water Interaction: This shallow-water program lasts             Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
approximately 90-120 minutes. Guests will have an up-close              Price: $148 per person
experience with one of the beautiful Atlantic bottlenose                Minimum: none
dolphins in the shallow waters of one of the breathtaking
lagoons. You will be able to touch, hug and even kiss a dolphin.        Sail & Snorkel
A parent or appointed guardian must participate in the program          Enjoy sailing and snorkeling on 60- and 80-foot catamarans.
with all children under age 10.                                         These state-of-the-art sailboats depart from the Atlantis Marina
Friday: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                           and Ferry Terminal and travel to Rose Island Reef, where
Price: $95 per person                                                   participants can swim, snorkel and explore. Drinks, including
Minimum: 20 people                                                      beer and wine, and light snacks are available for purchase on
                                                                        the boat. Use of snorkeling gear and assistance is provided.
Deep Water Interaction: This deep-water program lasts
                                                                        Wednesday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
approximately 90-120 minutes. It is similar to the shallow-
                                                                        Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
water interaction. Guests will have an up-close experience with
                                                                        Price: $113 per person
one of the beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Participants
                                                                        Minimum: none
will swim and glide through saltwater lagoons, side by side with
these amazing animals. You will also have the opportunity to
                                                                        Sub Bahamas
feel the power of these animals as they push through water at
                                                                        The seahorse-shaped submarine propels you to a depth of 15
speeds you could never imagine. This interaction takes place in
                                                                        feet, around the coral reef and alongside colorful fish at a speedy
water up to 10 feet deep. Guests must be able to swim without
                                                                        two knots. You and your fellow sub-pilots will become familiar
the assistance of a life jacket during the program and must
                                                                        with the simple controls and communication by hand signals.
be at least 10 years old. A parent or appointed guardian must
participate in the program with all children under age 13.              Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                        Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                                        Price: $171 per person
Price: $151 per person                                                  Minimum: none
Minimum: 20 people

All interaction programs include time to change into swim gear, an
orientation with the dolphin trainers, a 30-minute interaction in the
water with the dolphins, and an opportunity to view and purchase
photographs of you and your guests. All programs also include
complementary wet suits (required), non-alcoholic refreshments,

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       TOUR/ACTIVITY SCHEDULE                                                        GETTING THERE
                    Wednesday, January 20                          To assure that you are able to travel at your preferred time on
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Historic City Tour                         your preferred airline, it is recommended that you secure your
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sail and Snorkel                            airline reservations early. Please refer to your airline’s current
                                                                   baggage requirements and baggage fees. You will fly into the
                    Thursday, January 21                           Nassau International Airport (NAS) in the Bahamas. The
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Golf Outing at Cable Beach                  Atlantis resort is located approximately 10 miles from the
                          Golf Club                                airport.
10:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Ocean Kayak & Sea Scooter
                                                                   Unfortunately, group and meeting travel discounts with the
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Sub Bahamas
                                                                   airlines are no longer offered. To obtain the best fares and
                      Friday, January 22                           travel arrangements, it is recommended that you make your
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Sub Bahamas                                reservations early by contacting the airlines below or your
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Dolphin Cay Atlantis – Shallow             preferred travel agent.
                            Water Interaction                      US Airways: 1-800-622-1015 or www.usairways.com
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Historic City Tour                         American Airlines: 1-800-433-7300 or www.AA.com
                                                                   United Airlines: 1-800-538-2929 or www.united.com
                     Saturday, January 23
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.    Dolphin Cay Atlantis – Deep                          ONCE YOU ARE THERE
                              Water Interaction                    Round-trip Airport/Hotel Transportation
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Sail and Snorkel                         Round-trip group transportation between the airport and
                                                                   the hotel is available through the PBA at $49.00 per person.
                          TRAVEL                                   Sunsplash Events, Inc. will provide uniformed staff members
Travel & Trip Cancellation Insurance                               to greet you just outside the double doors after you have passed
Get comprehensive coverage for the unexpected with Travel          through customs. Be sure to look for the PBA signage. You
Insurance Select. Plan options can safeguard you against           will then be escorted to your waiting air-conditioned van and
trip cancellation, trip interruption/delay, job loss, terrorism,   travel directly to the Atlantis Paradise Island. Baggage handling
medical evacuation, and baggage loss or delay. For added           is included for up to TWO bags per guest. There will be an
peace of mind, see the “Cancel for Any Reason” option! Visit       additional charge for extra luggage. You must pre-register and
www.travelinsure.com or call 800-937-1387 to speak to an           pre-pay for this service. Prices quoted include all gratuities.
experienced agent who can answer any questions you have.           Car Rental
Policy terms may vary.                                             Driving in the Bahamas is on the left side of the road. PBA
Required Travel Documents                                          members are eligible for discounts with Avis, Hertz and
U.S. citizens traveling between the United States and the          National Car Rental. Contact Avis at 800-331-1212 or
Bahamas, regardless of age, will be required to show a passport    www.avis.com and use discount code AWD-A494900; contact
to re-enter the United States. For more information on the         Hertz at 800-654-3131 or www.HERTZ.com and use discount
passport initiative, visit www.travel.state.gov or www.dhs.gov.    code CDP ID 79456.
                                                                   Taxi Service
                                                                   Taxi service is available 24 hours a day. The average taxi fare
                                                                   between the airport and hotel is approximately $35 for up to
                                                                   two people each way. Each additional person is approximately
                                                                   Cell Phone Usage/Service in the Bahamas
                                                                   Cell phone usage in the Bahamas is costly. Prior to leaving the
                                                                   U.S., contact your wireless provider to be sure your phone is
                                                                   capable of accommodating international calls.
                                                                   Verizon: 1-800-711-8300; www.verizonwireless.com; Contact
                                                                   Verizon to be sure your phone is provisioned for international
                                                                   calls and dialing. To receive e-mail/Internet access, a GSM
                                                                   quad band phone is required.
                                                                   AT&T: 1-800-331-0500; www.wireless.att.com; AT&T offers
                                                                   several plans to save on global wireless usage. International
                                                                   calling, texting and data packages are available at reasonable
                                                                   monthly rates.
                                                                   Sprint/Nextel: 1-888-226-7212; www.sprint.com; Contact
                                                                   your carrier to determine if your device can send/receive
                                                                   international calls. There are currently no discounted
                                                                   international calling/texting plans or Internet coverage/access
                                                                   in the Bahamas.
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                           COST                                                  LATE REGISTRATIONS
Full Conference Package (Adult) –                                   Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2009.
Wednesday, January 20, to Sunday, January 24, 2010                  Registrations received after December 11 will be charged an
$1,995 Per Room Single Occupancy                                    additional $50.00 late fee and will be accepted on a space-
$2,395 Per Room Double Occupancy                                    available basis. Late registrations may not qualify for PBA rates.

YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH THE PBA                                              CANCELLATION POLICY
TO ATTEND ANY MIDYEAR MEETING EVENTS.                               Cancellation date: By 5:00 p.m. on December 16, 2009.
The PBA package includes hotel accommodations, levy                 Any cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on December 16 will
and utility fees, housekeeping gratuity, round-trip bellman         not receive a refund. Early departures will not receive a refund.
fees, meeting registration fee for one attorney, Wednesday’s        All cancellations must be received in writing and postmarked
“Bahamian Barbecue” Welcome Dinner and Saturday’s “Blue             or fax-dated by the published cancellation date.
Lagoon” Farewell Dinner. The package does not include airfare,
other meals, beverages, golf, tour excursions, CLE fees and
ground transfers.                                                     HOTEL CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                    Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino
There is an additional $200 surcharge if the registering attorney   Address: Casino Drive
is not a PBA member.                                                Paradise Island
                                                                    Nassau, Bahamas
The double registration fee includes the PBA registration fee       Web site: www.atlantis.com
for one attorney. If two attorneys are sharing a room and both      Main telephone number: 242-363-3000
are registered to attend CLE, an additional $150 over the
double package rate will be charged.

You are encouraged to register early. In the past, PBA Midyear      The PBA would like to thank USI Affinity and LexisNexis for their
Meetings have sold out.                                             generous support of the PBA and the Midyear Meeting.

Additional Person(s) Fee, Wednesday – Sunday Package:
Each guest room will accommodate up to four people with
the existing bedding. Additional adult fees are incurred for
anyone age 12 and older. The package fee includes hotel
accommodations, levy and utility fees, housekeeping gratuity,
roundtrip bellman fees, Wednesday’s “Bahamian Barbecue”
Welcome Dinner and Saturday’s “Blue Lagoon” Farewell
$618 for one additional person in room
$1,236 for two additional persons in room

Children’s package fees, Wednesday – Sunday Package:
Includes Wednesday’s “Bahamian Barbecue” Welcome Dinner
and Saturday’s “Blue Lagoon” Farewell Dinner.
$90 – Ages 4-11
$NC – Ages 3 and under

Should you wish to extend your stay, please call the PBA
Meetings Department at 717-238-6715, ext. 2234 or 2225,
for rates.

8   2010 Pennsylvania Bar Association Midyear Meeting
                                          ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS
                                                  JANUARY 20-24, 2010
                              REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2009

Name (Please type or print)                                                     First Name or Nickname for Badge


City                                        State                               Zip Code                 Supreme Court ID

Phone #                            FAX #                                                E-mail

Name of Spouse/Guest                                                   Spouse/Guest Name to appear on Badge

Name(s) of Additional Person(s) and Age(s) of Child(ren)
 Check here if you require special services. Attach a written description of needs.

                                               REGISTRATION FEES
The PBA package includes hotel accommodations, levy and utility fees, housekeeping gratuity, roundtrip bellman fees, meeting
registration fee for one attorney, Wednesday’s “Bahamian Barbecue” Welcome Dinner and Saturday’s “Blue Lagoon” Farewell Dinner
events. The package does not include airfare, other meals, beverages, golf, tour excursions, CLE fees, and ground transfers.

There is an additional charge for a third or fourth person in the room. Please see pricing below. The maximum number of people per
room is four.

Additional person prices include both the Wednesday and Saturday evening events (see pricing below). Additional
attorneys staying in the same room must pay a $150 registration fee to participate in PBA events.

Please call the PBA Meetings Department at 800-932-0311, ext. 2234 or 2225, for other package options, questions or

Full Conference Package: Wednesday – Sunday (1/20-1/24)
        $1,995 single or $2,395 per couple                                                                         $_________
        $618 for 1 additional adult in room $1,236 for 2 additional adults in room                                 $_________
        $90 each for children ages 4-11                                                                            $_________
        No charge for children 3 and under                                                                         $___NC___

Optional Extended Package: Tuesday – Sunday (1/19-1/24)
        $2,356 single or $2,768 per couple                                                                         $_________
        $690 for 1 additional adult in room $1,380 for 2 additional adults in room                                 $_________
        $90 each for children ages 4-11                                                                            $_________
        No charge for children 3 and under                                                                         $___NC___

Non-PBA Member Surcharge: $200                                                                                     $_________

Second/Third/Fourth Attorney Fee: $150 each                                                                        $_________

I prefer a _____ king bed _____ double/double beds

                                                                                        BALANCE FORWARD $_________

                                                                            Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas                9
                                                    CLE REGISTRATION
Please register me for the following CLE courses. See Pages 3-4 for course descriptions.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21                              FRIDAY, JANUARY 22                           SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
Hot    Topics in Civil Litigation               Lost   in Federal Practice? See Us         Dialogue    with the Courts and
    (301)                                             in Atlantis (304)                            Legislature (307)
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                            8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                        9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    2.0 Substantive CLE credit hours                  1.5 Substantive CLE credit hours             2 Substantive CLE credit hours
    Cost: $50                                         Cost: $38                                    Cost: $50

   The Pursuit of Equal Justice                     County Bar Program
    in the Courts (302)                               9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                           No CLE/No Cost
    1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour
    Cost : $25                                       Navigating the Appellate Waters
Justice   is the Business of                        9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    Government (303)                                  1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                           Cost : $25
    1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour
    Cost: $25                                        The Powers and Pitfalls of
                                                      Using Social Media (306)
                                                      11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                                      1.0 Substantive CLE credit hour
                                                      Cost : $25                                   TOTAL CLE FEES $________

                                                 OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Please indicate the total number of tickets required for each activity. See Pages 5-6 for descriptions of tours and the PBA Golf Outing.
Prices quoted are for adults and children.

Dolphin Cay Atlantis – Shallow Water Interaction
Friday 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. @ $95 per person                                                      #_______               $______

Dolphin Cay Atlantis – Deep Water Interaction
Saturday 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. @ $151 per person                                                  #_______               $______

Historic City Tour
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ $50 per person                                                 #_______               $______
Friday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ $50 per person                                                      #_______               $______

Ocean Kayak & Sea Scooter
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @ $148 per person                                                 #_______               $______

Sail & Snorkel
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ $113 per person                                                 #_______               $______
Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ $113 per person                                                  #_______               $______

Sub Bahamas
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ $171 per person                                                   #_______               $______
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ $171 per person                                                     #_______               $______

Golf Outing (non refundable)
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ $268                                                              #_______               $______

                                                                                                TOTAL TOUR FEES $______

10 2010 Pennsylvania Bar Association Midyear Meeting
 Yes, I would like round-trip airport group transportation between the Nassau International Airport and the Atlantis Paradise Island
(includes round-trip baggage handling). There is no charge for children 3 years old and under.

                                                                                      ______ # of persons @ $49 each        $______

Please complete this section if you plan to participate in the group round-trip transportation between the airport and hotel. If anyone
in your party is arriving on a different flight, please communicate that information to the PBA Meetings Department.

                   Arrival:           Airline______________________ Flight #___________                 Time__________

                   Departure:         Airline______________________ Flight #___________                 Time__________

I   plan to rent a car or take a taxi. I will not need transfers between airport and hotel.

                                                                                                        TOTAL FEES DUE $__________
      (Represents the total amount due including the Midyear Meeting Registration fees, CLE fees, optional activities and airport transfers.)

My     check, payable to PBA, is enclosed.

Charge my          AMEX                  MasterCard                  VISA                Discover

Acct# :_________________________________              3-digit Security Code __________          Exp._________


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2009. Registrations received after December 11 will
be accepted on a space-available basis and may not qualify for the PBA rates. An additional $50 administration fee
will apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on December 16, 2009, will not receive a
refund. Early departures will not receive a refund. All cancellations must be received in writing and postmarked or
fax-dated by the published cancellation date.

                                         Please complete and return registration form to:
                                                    PBA Meetings Department
                                                            PO Box 186
                                                    Harrisburg, PA 17108-0186
                                          or fax credit card registration to 717-213-2545
                                 For more information, call 1-800-932-0311, ext. 2234 or ext. 2225

                                                                               Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas                 11
   Pennsylvania Bar Association             Non-Profit Org.
   100 South St., PO Box 186                 U.S. Postage
   Harrisburg, Pa. 17108                        PAID
                                            Harrisburg, Pa.
                                            Permit No. 472

PBA Midyear Meeting
              Atlantis Resort
          Paradise Island, Bahamas
    Wednesday-Sunday, January 20-24, 2010

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