4147809_m (1)“Early Bird Registration” for the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising ends today!  The ABA Forum on Franchising will be held this year from October 15-17, 2014, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle.   The ABA Forum on Franchising is one of the best ways to (1) meet fellow legal practitioners in the franchise field, (2) learn about legal updates affecting franchise systems and (3) obtain CLE credit for attending plenary sessions, workshops and intensive programs on substantive legal franchise issues.    The program always does a good job covering topics of both transactional and litigation interest.  There are significant discounts in registration for Young Lawyers and 1st and 2nd time attendees so this is a cost-effective way to introduce and educate your less experienced franchise lawyers in your firm or company.   Each year the program offers a number of social events.  This year the Forum is introducing “Restaurant Rounds” where it will pair up attendees in random groups of 10 for dinner on Wednesday night.   This is one additional way for attendees to socialize and meet new people in the field.   For a complete description of the program, list of workshops and registration form click HERE.