CLLA's 2022

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

MAY | 18-20

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The CLLA Welcomes You
to Chicago!

A truly wonderful city full of museums, architecture, entertainment and dining. This year’s event won’t disappoint. The CLLA Education Committee has put together high-quality educational sessions, plenty of networking opportunities and time for fun!

Event Location

Swissotel Chicago

323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 565-0565

Accommodations

Designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, Swissotel Chicago is an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and just steps from the Magnificent Mile. The distinctive 4-diamond, all-glass hotel offers spectacular wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, 662 guest rooms and suites, five premier ballrooms, state-of-the-art penthouse fitness center, and spotless European-style service.

Event Location

Swissotel Chicago

323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 565-0565
Link to Website

Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservation as early as possible to ensure you receive the discounted rate (subject to availability). When calling the reservation line, be sure to mention you are with the Commercial Law League of America-CLLA to receive the group rate.

On-line reservations can be made at this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/CLLA0522

Making your reservation by phone, call the Reservations Department at 1-888-737-9477 or the Global Reservation Centre at 1-800-441-1414.

Room Rate: $239/night, single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes (currently 17.4%) (NO resort fee). Room cut-off is Friday, April 15, 2022.

Visit CLLA.org/Events web page to access our special online reservation link to the hotel.

Transportation & Parking

Driving directions can be found at this link:
www.swissotel.com/hotels/chicago/explore-hotel/

Parking

Swissotel: Valet Parking overnight with in and out access is $78/night.

Nearby Self-Parking Garages:

  • 303 East Wacker Garage (303 E. Wacker Dr.)
  • Coast Parking (345 E, W. Wacker Drive)
  • The Tides at Lakeshore East (360 E. South Water St)
  • Illinois Center (111 E. Randolph)
  • Park Millennium Parking Garage (221 N. Stetson Ave.)

To find discounted parking near the hotel, download the SpotHero app to your mobile device and search the area.

Covid Policy

Please note that the hotel is no longer requiring the vaccine/mask mandate. However, we are still using best practices, which you may find by following the link:
https://www.allsafeandwell.com/

Weather

Average Chicago temperatures for early May are high 70s / low 50s. Be prepared, it’s Chicago!

Important Information

Code of Conduct
The Commercial Law League of America has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. Our zero-tolerance policy means that no form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or towards any CLLA member, exhibitor, presenter, attendee, vendor or staff member will be tolerated. The CLLA is committed to assuring compliance with its policy at all levels within the association. By registering for this event, you agree to accept the Code of Conduct Policy.

CLE Credit
The Commercial Law League is applying for CLE with those states that require CLE credits for their licensed attorneys. All attendees will receive a CLE Attendance Record form in their registration packet. At the conclusion of the Convention, please submit your form at the Registration Desk or via email to mary.mccann@clla.org by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Cell Phones
Please be considerate in your cell phone use. CLLA requests that electronic devices be silenced in all sessions as a courtesy to the presenters and attendees.

Presentation Information
Commercial Law League of America’s 2022 National Convention presentation materials will be available to view and download through a link provided via email one week before the meeting.

Name Badges
The Commercial Law League of America requires all attendees to properly display their name badge at all Convention sessions and events.

Special Needs
Commercial Law League of America is happy to assist you with any special needs or requirements you may have. Visit the Registration Desk and a staff member will be happy to assist.

Dress Code
All CLLA Convention events are business casual.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to dawn.federico@clla.org. Registration fee refunds will be granted on the following schedule: Cancellation notices received by Monday, April 18, 2022 will receive 100% refund less $50 processing fee. Notices received between April 19-29 will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be provided for notices received on or after April 30, 2022.

VIRTUAL ATTENDEE

How do I access sessions virtually?
All sessions will be accessible via Zoom. You will find links for sessions through the National Convention website. You will also receive an email that will include the links to the education sessions. We recommend downloading the Zoom app and setting up an account (it is free) before the first session. You can download it here: https://zoom.us/download.

Will I receive CLE/CEU for participating in the live sessions virtually? 
All live sessions will be accredited with the state(s) in which members are registered. Be sure to register on or before Friday, March 18 in order to receive CLE state(s) accreditation.

What happens if I am unable to attend the live sessions virtually?
Don’t worry, all the sessions will be recorded and available up to 30 days following the conference to all registered attendees. Some states are allowing more flexibility with pre-recorded credits due to the pandemic. We will do everything possible to get all pre-recorded sessions accredited with each state. We ask that you know your states requirement(s) to insure acceptance of your session(s) for CLE. To adhere to most states’ accreditation of CLE’s for recorded sessions, the recorded sessions must be “interactive”. You will be asked to identify a “prop” towards the beginning and towards the end of the presentation. You will be asked to identify that “prop” on your CLE Form. The session moderator will tell you what to look for during the opening remarks of the session.

The CLLA Welcomes You to Chicago!

A truly wonderful city full of museums, architecture, entertainment and dining. This year’s event won’t disappoint. The CLLA Education Committee has put together high-quality educational sessions, plenty of networking opportunities and time for fun!

Accommodations

Event Location

Swissotel Chicago

323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 565-0565
Link to Website

Designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, Swissotel Chicago is an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and just steps from the Magnificent Mile. The distinctive 4-diamond, all-glass hotel offers spectacular wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, 662 guest rooms and suites, five premier ballrooms, state-of-the-art penthouse fitness center, and spotless European-style service.

Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservation as early as possible to ensure you receive the discounted rate (subject to availability). When calling the reservation line, be sure to mention you are with the Commercial Law League of America-CLLA to receive the group rate.

On-line reservations can be made at this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/CLLA0522

Making your reservation by phone, call the Reservations Department at 1-888-737-9477 or the Global Reservation Centre at 1-800-441-1414.

Room Rate: $239/night, single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes (currently 17.4%) (NO resort fee). Room cut-off is Friday, April 15, 2022.

Visit CLLA.org/Events web page to access our special online reservation link to the hotel.

Transportation & Parking

Driving directions can be found at this link:
www.swissotel.com/hotels/chicago/explore-hotel/

Parking

Swissotel: Valet Parking overnight with in and out access is $78/night.

Nearby Self-Parking Garages:

  • 303 East Wacker Garage (303 E. Wacker Dr.)
  • Coast Parking (345 E, W. Wacker Drive)
  • The Tides at Lakeshore East (360 E. South Water St)
  • Illinois Center (111 E. Randolph)
  • Park Millennium Parking Garage (221 N. Stetson Ave.)

To find discounted parking near the hotel, download the SpotHero app to your mobile device and search the area.

Covid Policy

Please note that the hotel is no longer requiring the vaccine/mask mandate. However, we are still using best practices, which you may find by following the link: https://www.allsafeandwell.com/

Weather

Average Chicago temperatures for early May are high 70s / low 50s. Be prepared, it’s Chicago!

Important Information

Code of Conduct
The Commercial Law League of America has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. Our zero-tolerance policy means that no form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or towards any CLLA member, exhibitor, presenter, attendee, vendor or staff member will be tolerated. The CLLA is committed to assuring compliance with its policy at all levels within the association. By registering for this event, you agree to accept the Code of Conduct Policy.

CLE Credit
The Commercial Law League is applying for CLE with those states that require CLE credits for their licensed attorneys. All attendees will receive a CLE Attendance Record form in their registration packet. At the conclusion of the Convention, please submit your form at the Registration Desk or via email to mary.mccann@clla.org by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Cell Phones
Please be considerate in your cell phone use. CLLA requests that electronic devices be silenced in all sessions as a courtesy to the presenters and attendees.

Presentation Information
Commercial Law League of America’s 2022 National Convention presentation materials will be available to view and download through a link provided via email one week before the meeting.

Name Badges
The Commercial Law League of America requires all attendees to properly display their name badge at all Convention sessions and events.

Special Needs
Commercial Law League of America is happy to assist you with any special needs or requirements you may have. Visit the Registration Desk and a staff member will be happy to assist.

Dress Code
All CLLA Convention events are business casual.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to dawn.federico@clla.org. Registration fee refunds will be granted on the following schedule: Cancellation notices received by Monday, April 18, 2022 will receive 100% refund less $50 processing fee. Notices received between April 19-29 will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be provided for notices received on or after April 30, 2022.

VIRTUAL ATTENDEE

How do I access sessions virtually?
All sessions will be accessible via Zoom. You will find links for sessions through the National Convention website. You will also receive an email that will include the links to the education sessions. We recommend downloading the Zoom app and setting up an account (it is free) before the first session. You can download it here: https://zoom.us/download.

Will I receive CLE/CEU for participating in the live sessions virtually? 
All live sessions will be accredited with the state(s) in which members are registered. Be sure to register on or before Friday, March 18 in order to receive CLE state(s) accreditation.

What happens if I am unable to attend the live sessions virtually?
Don’t worry, all the sessions will be recorded and available up to 30 days following the conference to all registered attendees. Some states are allowing more flexibility with pre-recorded credits due to the pandemic. We will do everything possible to get all pre-recorded sessions accredited with each state. We ask that you know your states requirement(s) to insure acceptance of your session(s) for CLE. To adhere to most states’ accreditation of CLE’s for recorded sessions, the recorded sessions must be “interactive”. You will be asked to identify a “prop” towards the beginning and towards the end of the presentation. You will be asked to identify that “prop” on your CLE Form. The session moderator will tell you what to look for during the opening remarks of the session.