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					                        American Bar

                         Section of
                      Administrative Law
                       and Regulatory

2006 Spring Meeting
Elbow Beach Resort
Elbow Beach,
April 28 – 30, 2006
   Section Chair                                                             Program Chair
  Eleanor Kinney                                                            Christine Franklin
                             2006 SPRING MEETING

                              SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

                               Thursday, April 27, 2006
                     Early Arrivals
4:00pm – 7:00pm      Section Hospitality/Registration – Room 128

                                 Friday, April 28, 2006
 9:00am – 3:00pm Section Hospitality/Registration – Room 128
     3:15 pm      Group Taxi Departures for downtown Hamilton (to Appleby Firm)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm “Bermuda’s Regulatory Environment: Challenges and Opportunities”
                  CLE program in conjunction with Appleby Law Firm
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Jointly Sponsored Reception with Appleby Law Firm and with
                  Bermuda Bar guests
     7:30 pm      Section Dine-Around
     10:00pm      Group Taxi Returns to Elbow Beach Resort

                                Saturday, April 29, 2006
 8:00 am – 9:00 am    Continental Breakfast on the Ocean Terrace – Ocean Suite/Salon C
  9:00 am – Noon      Section Council Meeting – Ocean Suite
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm    Publications Committee Meeting - CANCELLED
     Afternoon        Free Time for Beach, Tours, Golf, or other Activities
 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm    Section Reception and Buffet Dinner on the Ocean Terrace
       9:45pm         Chair’s Hospitality Suite or Dancing at The Deep Nightclub

                                 Sunday, April 30, 2006
      Time        Title
8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast on the Ocean Terrace – Ocean Suite/Salon C
9:00 am – 10:00am Section Council Meeting – Ocean Suite
   Section Chair                                                       Program Chair
  Eleanor Kinney                                                      Christine Franklin
                            2006 SPRING MEETING

Thursday, April 27, 2006                     4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
                                             “Bermuda’s Regulatory
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm                           Environment: Challenges and
Section Hospitality/Registration             Opportunities” CLE Program in
Room 128                                     conjunction with Appleby Law
For those planning to arrive in Bermuda      Location: Appleby Spurling Hunter,
on Thursday, plan to drop by the Section     Canon’s Court, 22 Victoria Street,
Hospitality/Registration room to meet up     Hamilton, recently named “Offshore
with others and make dinner plans.           Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and
Room 128.                                    Partners Global Directory

Friday, April 28, 2006                          • Alex Erskine, Of Counsel to
                                                    Appleby’s and involved in
9:00 am to 3:00 pm                                  drafting of the Investment
Section Hospitality/Registration                    Business Act
Room 128                                        • William Kattan, Director of
                                                    Legal and Enforcement,
                                                    Bermuda Monetary Authority
3:15 pm                                         • Amanda Sodergen, Director
Group Taxi Departures for                           Group Legal, Partner Re
downtown Hamilton                               • Christopher Klem, Partner,
                                                    Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA
Note:                                        Moderator: Christine Franklin, Senior
Buses are not permitted on the streets       Counsel, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP,
(except for public transportation),          Chicago, IL
therefore our group will travel in group
taxis. The Group Taxi is pre-paid as part
of your registration.                        5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
                                             Section Reception Jointly
If you are a late arrival, or for other      Sponsored with Appleby’s and
reasons miss the Group Taxi departure,       the AdLaw Section,with Bermuda
please ask the hotel to arrange a Taxi for   Bar Association Guests
you to: Appleby Spurling Hunter,             Location: Appleby Spurling Hunter,
Canon’s Court, 22 Victoria Street,           Canon’s Court, 22 Victoria Street,
Hamilton. You will need to cover the         Hamilton
cost of the taxi.
                                             Following the program Appleby’s firm
                                             will graciously host the Section for
                                             cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in its
                                             offices, which are located in a vintage
Hamilton building with veranda. This
event offers a unique opportunity to       All attendees and guests are invited to
meet Appleby’s attorneys, as well as       enjoy a light breakfast on the beautiful
invited guests from the Bermuda legal      outdoor Ocean Terrace.
community, including members of the
Bermuda Bar Association and counsel        9:00am to 10:45am
for exempt United States companies.        Section Council Meeting Part I
                                           Ocean Suite

                                           10:45am to 11:00am
                                           Council Meeting Break
                                           Ocean Suite Foyer

                                           11:00am to Noon
                                           Section Council Meeting Part II –
                                           OMB Risk Assessment
7:30pm                                     Guidelines
Section Dine-Around                        OMB has proposed standards concerning
                                           how agencies conduct risk assessment.
Reservations are made for groups of 10     In this session, the discussion leaders
to 12 at several popular restaurants in    will explain OMB's proposal, identify
Hamilton. Restaurant information and       the issues raised by it, assess why some
sign-ups will be available to you when     of OMB's proposed standards are
you pick up your registration materials    considered by some groups to be
on-site.                                   controversial, and discuss possible
                                           approaches the Section may take when
New Information:                           filing comments on the proposal.
Group Taxis will await you outside the
Appleby law office. Look for the Taxi      Discussion Leaders:
heading to your particular restaurant      James Conrad, Assistant General
choice (they will be holding signs). The   Counsel, American Chemistry Council
Group Taxi is pre-paid.                    Sid Shapiro, Professor, Wake Forest
                                           University School of Law
Following dinner the Group Taxi will       Wendy Wagner, Professor, University
take the group back to the Elbow Beach     of Texas at Austin School of Law
Resort. Again, the Group Taxi is pre-
                                           12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
See pages 6 and7 of this document for      Publications Committee Meeting
the Restaurant descriptions.               CANCELLED

Saturday, April 29, 2006                   Free Time for Recreation and
8:00am to 9:00am
Continental Breakfast on the               The Elbow Beach Resort overlooks a
Ocean Terrace                              beautiful ½ mile of private pink sand
Ocean Suite/Salon C                        beach just waiting for you to enjoy and
explore. Water sports equipment is           9:45 pm
available for your use through the hotel’s   Section Chair’s Hospitality or
beach-side desk.                             Dancing at The Deep Nightclub

New Information:
                                             Sunday, April 30, 2006
The pre-arranged tours have been
cancelled due to not having the              8:00am to 9:00am
minimum participation required.              Continental Breakfast on the
However the Resort Concierge is able to      Ocean Terrace
arrange the same activities and more, at     Ocean Suite/Salon C
your leisure.
                                             All attendees and guests are invited to
                                             enjoy a light breakfast on the beautiful
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm                           outdoor Ocean Terrace.
Reception and Buffet Dinner on
the Ocean Terrace                            9:00am to 10:00am
                                             Section Council Meeting
After your day of activities, relax and      Ocean Suite
enjoy the sunset from the beautiful
Ocean Terrace. Cocktails and                 Adjourn
hors’d’oeurves will be served at the
reception, followed by a lovely buffet
featuring local Bermuda cuisine.
                       Section Dine Around Restaurant Choices

Descriptions below are taken from the internet.

Barracuda Grill
Those of you who have been to Bermuda before may remember this restaurant as the
Fisherman’s Reef. In 2002, after a major redesign it reopened as the Barracuda Grill, and
then won Best New Restaurant in the Best of Bermuda Awards. This seafood restaurant
has an upmarket contemporary look with numerous booths separated by etched glass
partitions. Before dinner, patrons can enjoy a range of interesting cocktails such as the
Bermuda Bellini at one of the most innovative bars in Hamilton. It has an amber coloured
resin top, lit from beneath to provide an ambient glow. A good selection of around 20
wines is also available by the glass. Generous portions of seafood, such as Steamed
Atlantic Salmon and Citrus Crusted Scallops and Prawns in a menu designed by
executive chef Derek Myers. Stray carnivores can choose from dishes such as Classic
Aged New York Strip and Honey-Walnut Glazed Pork Chop.

Harbour Front
The Harbourfront Restaurant is situated right on the harbour at Front Steet West,
Hamilton with a panoramic views of the Harbour, and the cruise ships which grace the
waters on a weekly basis. It offers the perfect setting for either a casual lunch or an
elegant dining experience. The varied menu features a selection of the freshest fish and
seafood and dry Aged Meats with a wonderful selection of specialty dishes created with
the utmost care and attention.

Broadway Bistro at La Coquille
A beautifully appointed waterside restaurant at the foot of Bermuda's Hamilton Harbour.
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing Chef Serge Bottelli's masterful
interpretations of the sunny cuisine of Southern France. La Coquille opened in 1997 and
is managed by Gioacchino Di Meglio. Fine dining is exactly what executive chef and
assistant manager, Serge Bottelli, desires. The menu and restaurant reflect the marine
theme – in keeping with the BUEI – and emphasizes French Provence dishes, a style
from southern France.

Bistro J
Tucked away in one of Hamilton's most enchanting and historical alleys, Bistro J offers a
unique, wholesome, and imaginative menu that changes daily. Served in a lively Bisto
setting, the daily specials will tweak your taste buds with fresh local seafood, the finest
European and American meats, homemade pastas and the best produce Bermuda has to
offer. The wine list is extensive and features all wines available by the glass. This
culinary jewel is a must for those wishing to enjoy modestly priced fine dining in a
vibrant atmosphere. Quite simply, the best place to eat and enjoy.

Port O Call
Amid the hustle and bustle of front Street, Port O Call is an oasis of fine cuisine. This
intimate restaurant is one of Bermuda's most popular spots for lunch or dinner. The
innovative award winning contemporary menu features fresh local fish, homemade pastas
and the best Bermuda produce - all at pleasantly modest prices. Experience a comfortable
casual atmosphere with professional service whilst you enjoy our signature dishes.
Combined with our extensive Wine Spectator award winning wine list featuring over 40
fabulous wines "by the glass", and you're sure to have a meal to remember. Dine inside or
on our al fresco harbour view terrace - either way you're sure to love the experience of
superb service and a masterful menu in an elegant setting.

Waterloo House

Named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as the "most sophisticated jewel of a small hotel
in Bermuda", Waterloo House is an elegant Manor house with surrounding cottages
dating back to 1815. Waterloo House is known around the world as one of Bermuda's
best restaurants and with its Executive Chef has won countless awards for cuisine both in
North America and Europe. Our restaurant was, for many years, under the skillful
counseling of internationally renowned chef Anton Mosimann from London. Mr.
Mosimann caters for British and foreign Royalty, celebrities and lovers of fine food from
all over the world. His healthy style of cooking called Cuisine Naturelle avoids the use of
fats and has become increasingly popular, along with the focus on health and fitness. His
legacy endures in the fine food at Waterloo House.

The Seahorse Grill at Elbow Beach Resort

With panoramic ocean views and the finest global flavors – The Seahorse Grill is one of
the most prestigious restaurants on the island. The menu is a fusion of global flavors
with a touch of Asian influence. A partially covered terrace offers al fresco dining under
the stars and beautiful, panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Lido Restaurant at Elbow Beach Resort

Located on the beachfront terrace at the Elbow Beach Resort, with waves breaking just
below, you will find yourself in the most romantic of settings. Winner of multiple "Best
of Bermuda Gold Awards" the restaurant has one of the island's most innovative menus
with specials on a weekly basis using produce from the land and fish fresh from the local
deep sea waters.
General Information

The Elbow Beach Resort Hotel is located on Bermuda’s South Shore, at 60 South Shore
Road, Paget, Bermuda. If your flight is delayed or you expect to be a late arrival it is
best to call the hotel and let them know. Call 441-239-6893 and ask for Melanie Evans.
The hotel rate is $269 per night for a deluxe/junior suite. The rate is subject to applicable
tax and a daily per person gratuity of $10.85. The rate is available for rooms 2 days prior
to the meeting and 2 days after the meeting, should you wish to come early or stay later.

Bermuda Travel Tips
Upon receiving your registration for the meeting, the ABA staff will mail you a brochure
entitled “Bermuda Travel Tips” explaining the Proof of Citizenship/Identification needed
to clear through the Immigration process, as well as details regarding customs and duty
free limits. This information and more is readily available online at
www.bermudatourism.com. Attendees are encouraged to review the information prior
to making the trip.

Transportation While in Bermuda

Airport Transfers: The Section has arranged round-trip airport transfers for the meeting
at a rate of $45 per person. This service includes a uniformed greeter to meet you at the
airport, skycap service, and gratuity. The service provider is Bee-Line Transport, Ltd. It
is suggested that, for your return flight from Bermuda, you arrive at the Airport no less
than 2 hours before your departure times in order to clear Customs. Arrival procedures at
the airport may take 1 ½ to 2 hours as well.

Getting Around Bermuda:

Taxis are readily available at the hotel and typically hold six passengers, who may split
the fare. Cars are not available for rent in Bermuda. You may rent a scooter/moped or
regular bicycle through the hotel concierge.

Dress Code
Dress for the meeting is resort casual. In the evenings, men should wear a sportcoat, and
ladies should wear a dress, skirt, or dressy pants outfit.

Recreational Activities Available at Elbow Beach


The Elbow Beach Resort has five tennis courts. The cost for use of the court is $10 per
hour. Racquet rental is $5 per day. If you are interested in playing tennis on Saturday
afternoon, please check the box on the registration form and indicate number of players.
The Section staff will contact you regarding a court reservation and matching with other

There are four 18-hole golf courses nearby. Among those courses, the Tucker’s Point
Course is open to Elbow Beach guests on Saturdays at a fee of $225 per golfer (including
cart, clubs, lunch, and use of a day locker). Please see the hotel concierge to make
golfing arrangements.


The Elbow Beach Resort offers an extensive array of watersports and equipment. The
watersports center is near the beach, and can assist in arranging your deep sea or shallow
sea watersports.


The Spa is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 9:00pm; and Sunday from
9:00am to 8:00pm. Reservations may be made by calling 441-239-8900 or via email:

Extensive information regarding Elbow Beach Resort is available online at
www.mandarinoriental.com/bermuda. You may also find extensive information about
Bermuda online at www.bermudatourism.com.