Our Committee provides a great opportunity to meet Blue Sky lawyers and paralegals from around the country. Its members provide a helpful resource for Blue Sky law, legend, and lore. Of course, this wonderful resource only works so well because all of is members generously share their knowledge and experience with the rest of us. Get involved!
The Committee conducts regular meetings two times each year -- in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Business Law (typically in April) and the Annual Meeting of the North American Securities Administrators Association (typically in September or October). The NASAA Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to meet state securities regulators.
From time to time, the Committee holds informal luncheon meetings with featured speakers. We also use dial-in conference lines to enable members to listen and ask questions. Details of our upcoming meetings may be found in the "Programs, Meetings and Events" module of the Committee's website.
Our Committee's recurring publications include:
(1) Materials prepared for current and past CLE programs we sponsor or co-sponsor at ABA Business Law Section meetings;
(2) Our newsletter, The Blue Sky Bugle;
(3) Comment letters submitted to various regulators; and
(4) Reports from our subcommittees, available under the "Committee Materials" heading on the Committee's website; these includes annual reports from our state an provincial liaisons to securities administrators describing current developments in their jurisdictions.
If you have expertise or interest in any particular aspect of Blue Sky law, if you would like to join one of our subcommittees or have ideas to invigorate its work, if there is information that you would like posted on the Committee's listserv, or if there are issues or questions that you feel the Committee might address, we would be delighted to know about it.
If you are interested in writing a short article for The Blue Sky Bugle, we would welcome your contribution, and we will put you in touch with the Bugle's editor. If you have friends or colleagues whose work involves Blue Sky law (including litigators handling state enforcement proceedings or private actions involving Blue Sky issues), please urge them to join the Committee to share our knowledge and contribute their own. Any member of the ABA Business Law Section can easily join the Committee for no additional cost, through the links on the "Committees" module of the Section's homepage.
I look forward to seeing you at a meeting or hearing from you in the near future!
Shane B. Hansen, Chair