Local Outreach Efforts


Pursuing Excellence in Sport Dispute Resolution

This Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Public Seminar, hosted by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), consists of a full day of sessions on sport and alternative dispute resolution to be held at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown Hotel on February 11, 2016. The Sports Lawyers Association is very pleased to associate with this first CAS-SDRCC joint event and provide a unique opportunity to its members to network with sport mediators and arbitrators as well as with experts in international sport ADR.

Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for:

Registration Fees
**A special registration rate of CAD$299 will be extended until December 22nd for SLA members only. Forms must be received before midnight (EST) on December 22nd, 2015.
CAD $349 Regular: The deadline for regular registration is midnight (EST) on January 8th, 2016.


For more information, please contact the SDRCC office at:

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San Diego, CA

Wednesday, February 17th

Panel discussion with Ari Segal, President of the San Diego Gulls and fellow Attorneys on the return of the Gulls to San Diego and the legal issues surrounding the team.

5:00 pm - Panel Discussion (Stell Artois Lounge at the Valley View Casino Center)
7:00 pm - Gulls vs. Texas Stars

Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets are $28.00 (included San Diego Gulls hat) and are located in the "lower bowl" of the arena. Space is limited so purchase your tickets now!

Boston, MA

Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz

WHAT: A panel discussion on "Issues in Athlete Contracts: From a Team, Brand, and Agent Perspective". We'll discuss some of the typical issues that arise in negotiating Player-Team Contracts and Endorsement contracts and how those issues may be handled differently, or similarly, in each situation from the perspectives of the team signing the athlete, the brand sponsoring the athlete, and the agent representing the athlete.

WHERE: At the TD Garden, in conjunction with the Celtics home game against the Utah Jazz.

WHEN: February 29, 2016.


HOW: Purchase a game ticket at $35 for SLA Members or $40 non-SLA Members for the Skybox, a private suite on Promenade Level 9 that is reserved exclusively for use by the Sports Lawyers Association for the night's game. Each ticket includes food provided courtesy of Ropes & Gray and access to an exclusive cash bar within the Skybox. Space is limited.

To RSVP and purchase your ticket, email Melissa at


Phoenix, AZ

Sports Branding: Development and Protection


Donna Catalfio
- Attorney at Law: Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer
Don Gibson - President & Ceo Kavi Sports & Entertainment/CEO Brandtheon
Graham Rossini - Vice President, Special Projects: Arizona Diamondbacks
Lance van Houten - Associate General Counsel: PING

Moderator: Caleb Jay, Senior Director of Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel for the Arizona Diamondbacks

Date: April 7, 2016

What: Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Chase Field
401 East Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ

Time: 5:00 pm (Check in will start at 5:00 PM outside of the Legends Suite Conference Center. To get there, please take the elevator across from Section 105 to the Upper Concourse and the Legends Suite Conference Center will be on your right when entering the Upper Level).

**Dress code is casual so you can enjoy the game!

Order Deadline: 03/31/2016
Make check payable to: Arizona Diamondbacks
Please return completed form with payment to Parker Law

Click here for more information.

One (1) hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be available for those who qualify.

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