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Friday, March 31, 2006

Conference in the Caribbean: Legal Services to the Poor and Marginalized

The Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference and the American and Caribbean Law Initiatve are proud to present TRADE & LEGAL AID: Tools for Economic Development and Independence.  Our joint conference will be held in beautiful Nassau, Bahamas at the British Colonial Hilton from July 6 to July 8, 2006.  We will be exploring two themes important to the Caribbean: the recurrent tensions between sovereignty and trade and economic development and the challenge of delivering legal services to the poor and marginalized.

REGISTER EARLY!  The conference registration fee covers three days of programming and a full buffet lunch on each day.  The registration fee is $225 if you register before May 19th, $300 if you register from May 20th to June 19th and $375 if you register from June 20th to on-site registration at the conference. 

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM EARLY!  The conference has set aside a limited block of guestrooms at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas.  This hotel will also be the site of all conference programs.  You can check out their website at: 

Please note that the block of rooms is only being held until May 22nd, 2006.

The guestroom rate for the conference is $145 (single occupancy) / $155 (double occupancy) per night plus taxes and fees for a deluxe floor city view guestroom or $185 (single occupancy) / $195 (double occupancy) per night for a deluxe floor ocean view guestroom.  There is an additional fee of $20 per night for a third adult staying in the same room.  Children under the age of 18 can stay free in the same room with their parent (max: 2 children).

All attendees interested in reserving a guestroom at the British Colonial Hilton must download and complete the Hitlon Guest Reservation Request form and must return the form to the conference travel agent.  You cannot get the conference rate via the Internet or calling yourself.

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE  For all the relevant forms and for more information on registering for the conference, booking a hotel room, booking flights, arranging transportation to/from the airport, and for more programming details, please visit the conference website at

[Mark Godsey, thanks to Elaine Chiu]

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