Bolch Judicial Institute
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Class Action Annual Case Law and Practices Review

June 2020
(Location to be Announced)

The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute will hold an open conference on a Class Action Annual Case Law and Practices Review in June 2020.

Practices and procedures in class action evolve constantly, changed by case law or practice and custom.  The conference will examine selected perennial issues, which typically arise in class actions, and the changes during the immediate past 12 months in case law or practices that affect them.  In particular, the interaction between mass-tort MDLs and class actions will be analyzed.

Ten-fifteen federal judges and approximately 75-100 practitioners are expected to attend.

Active interaction among judges, practitioners, and law professors in an intimate environment is a hallmark of every Duke Law’s Distinguished Lawyers Conference.  There will be ample time to raise questions and provide comment throughout the conference.

To encourage frank discussions, the conference is held under the Chatham House Rule: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Registration Fee – The registration fee of $1,250 includes conference materials, two continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunch on Thursday, a reception on Thursday evening, and grab-and-go snacks at the end of the conference on Friday.  An early-bird registration fee of $1,100 applies, if you register on or before May 1, 2020.  Please email any questions to

CLE ─ CLE will be applied for in North Carolina and the state where the conference is held.  If you are a practicing attorney in North Carolina or the state where the conference is held, your CLE hours will be submitted for you.  Attorneys from other states will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” and a completed “Uniform Application for Accreditation” form after the conference in order to submit CLE hours for your state.