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2017 NAPABA Convention
NAPABA Connects
Nov. 2 - 5, 2017

General Information

NAPABA Connects, formerly known as the Pitch Sessions, provides a unique opportunity for attorneys and in-house counsel (IHC) to foster relationships between law firm lawyers and IHC through various touchpoints throughout the NAPABA Convention. 

This year, in order to encourage participation from IHC, NAPABA is offering complimentary registrations in the form of a reimbursement to those who participate in two pitch sessions, as set forth below, as well as other incentives. 


All participating companies agree to send at least one representative to attend a minimum of three of the six touchpoints listed below. Eligible law firms and NAPABA Platinum members are welcome to attend all of the touchpoints. 

  • Thursday, Nov. 2 |  Networking Reception
  • Friday, Nov. 3 | VIP Sponsor Breakfast
  • Friday, Nov. 3 | Reserved seating at the plenary luncheon
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 | Reserved seating at plenary luncheon
  • Friday - Saturday, Nov. 2-4 | Pitch sessions (each individual pitch session is a touchpoint)

What is a pitch session? A pitch session is a formal meeting between an IHC and a law firm representative to discuss a potential working relationship. Pitch sessions will be scheduled by NAPABA in advance of the Convention. Please indicate on the application form if you would like to participate in a pitch session. IHC select law firm lawyers with whom to meet and no participants are guaranteed a pitch session. 

IHC Participation and Incentives | Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 26

  • IHC will be entered into a raffle at every touchpoint they attend (except for individual pitch sessions) to win prizes. 
  • Each company whose IHC participates in the pitch sessions and meets with at least two law firms for 30-minute sessions will receive one complimentary registration for the 2017 NAPABA Convention.
  • You must submit an application no later than Wednesday, July 26 to participate in NAPABA Connects.

 IHC Application Now Closed

Law Firm Participation | Extended Application Deadline: Monday, September 18 at 5 p.m. EDT

  • You must be part of a law firm sponsoring at the Gold, Platinum, Jade, Diamond, or Premier level, OR a solo & small firm practitioner who is a NAPABA member at the Platinum level (annual membership contribution of $500). A solo & small firm is defined by NAPABA as a firm with 25 or fewer attorneys. 
  • If your law firm is interested in sponsoring the NAPABA Convention at the Gold or higher level, please contact Priya Purandare at
  • If you are a solo & small firm practitioner interested in upgrading your membership to Platinum level, please contact Membership Manager AuriaJoy Asaria at
  • View the 2017 In-House Counsel Listing.

Law Firm Application Now Closed


Contact Meetings Coordinator Pang Moua at