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ABA Section of Family Law

Camelback Inn

2008 Fall CLE Conference
October 2-5, 2008
Camelback Inn—Scottsdale, AZ

Come for the CLE, stay for the sun, spa, and golf! Your whole family will enjoy the Southwest and all the amenities the Camelback Inn resort offers! Create great memories on the green, the hiking trails, the tennis and basketball courts, or just relaxing by the pool(s).

Note: All CLE will be on Oct. 3-4, while the Council meeting will be held on Thur., Oct. 2. (Committees meet on Saturday.) .

Online and faxed-in registration is now closed. You must now register on-site.

The Council Agenda Book is now online.

Reserve your hotel room today! Hotel is SOLD OUT for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. If you are planning to stay over these nights, please call the Camelback Inn to assist you in making a reservation at the Residence Inn.

CLE Programs | For Your Family | Registration | Hotel & Travel Information
Special Events (Ticket Form for those who have already registered) | Tours
Schedule | First-Timers Recruitment Award | Nearby Attractions | Sponsors | Sponsorship Opportunities

For You: CLE Programs

Pick up CLE credits on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to):
  • Alimony
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collaborative Law
  • Elder Law
  • Ethics
  • Taxation
  • Trial Practice & Techniques
For more program details (courses, speakers, etc.), visit the Schedule page.

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For Your Family

Kids will enjoy:
  • Swimming pools
  • Playgrounds (with swings, basketball courts, shuffleboard)
  • Tennis courts
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking trails
  • Our evening event at La Puesta Del Sol (Friday, Oct. 3)
Guests might also like:
  • Spa treatments
  • Lounging by the pool(s)
  • Playing a round of golf or a set of tennis
  • Shopping
  • Riding horses (or watching the kids sit on one)
  • Our evening event at La Puesta Del Sol (Friday, Oct. 3)
But the fun is not limited to just the resort—be sure to check out the area attractions, as well. (See below)

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Online and faxed-in registration is now closed. Please register on-site during the meeting.

The conference registration fee for ABA FL members is $500 and covers all CLE Programs, a CD-ROM, breakfast each day and networking receptions on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

The non-lawyer spouse or guest registration fee is $125. This registration fee allows your registered guest to attend the morning breakfasts and evening receptions. All spouses/guests will be required to wear a name badge to all events. Registration fees for children under 18 are complimentary; however, tickets must be purchased for all children attending ticketed social events.

Special Event (Ticketed)
Be sure to join us on Friday, October 3, for our Evening at La Puesta del Sol. If you have already registered and wish to purchase tickets, download the Ticket Form

Cancellation Policy
To receive a full refund, a written request must be received on or before September 12, 2008. No refunds will be issued after that date. Questions about cancellations can be directed to Section staff at 312-988-5145.


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Hotel & Airport (Travel) Information

Call the Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa at 480-948-1700 prior to Tuesday, September 2, 2008, and mention that you are attending the ABA Section of Family Law Fall CLE Conference to receive the conference rate of $219.

Reserve your room online.

Hotel is SOLD OUT for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. If you are planning to stay over these nights, please call the Camelback Inn to assist you in making a reservation at the Residence Inn.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Five (5) restaurants on the resort property

  • Two (2) Championship 18 Hole Golf Courses (Courses are approx. 3 miles from resort; shuttle service is provided from the hotel to the golf courses.

  • The Spa at Camelback

  • Playground that includes: swings, shuffleboard area and a basketball court

  • Two (2) heated pools

  • Tennis courts

  • Hiking, jogging, and horseback riding nearby

  • The hotel is wireless in the meeting rooms and public areas, so remember to bring your laptop to get the most out of the sessions!

Camelback Inn Maps
Download the following maps to get an overview of the resort and the meeting rooms.

Airline Arrangements
Discounted airfares are available from ABA Orbitz for Business, including ABA-negotiated discounts on American and United Airlines.

American Airlines Discount Code: #19838
United Airlines Discount Code: #578IG

To book online, visit ABA Travel and click under the Orbitz for Business logo at the top of the page. Then just click on the appropriate link in the Self Paid Travel box.

For assistance with online or offline reservations, call toll free 1-877-222-4185.

Airport & Transportation
The closest airport is Phoenix Harbor Airport (PHX), approximately 9 miles from the resort. Estimated taxi is $25 one way to the hotel. The hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport, but you can reserve a shuttle by visiting SuperShuttle.com or calling 1-800-258-3826. The cost is $16 one-way or $32 roundtrip from the airport to the Camelback Inn.

Renting a car? The resort provides complimentary on-site and valet parking.

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Special Events

La Puesta Del Sol
Friday, October 3
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Join us for the best of the West! We'll travel down the trail to an authentic working ranch, nestled in the heart of the Sonoran desert, on the Yavapai Apache Indian reservation, surrounded by spectacular views of the Four Peaks Wilderness area.

La Puesta del Sol (see picture at right) is an open-air adobe cantina that overlooks the lights of the city below. We'll enjoy a cowboy cookout (with all the trimmings) over the open fire. Bring your boots and two-step to a country/western band, or try your hand at some cowboy games (such as roller roper, quick draw, tomahawk toss, and cork gun gallery).

Transportation is included.

For more information, visit Fort McDowell Adventures,

If you have already registered for the meeting but didn't purchase tickets, download the ticket order form to reserve your spot now!

La Puesta Del Sol

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First-Timers Recruitment Award

A spa package will be awarded to the Family Law Section member who recruits the most first-time attendees to the conference! The First-Timers form must be mailed or faxed to Section staff by the early-bird registration deadline of September 2. The prize will be announced at the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening. Round up as many as you can and everyone will benefit! (Of course, if you win the spa package, maybe you'll benefit just a little bit more.) :)

How Do You Win?
Just make sure your first-timer checks the "This is my first ABA Family Law Section Meeting" at the top of the registration form, checks FL Section Member under "How did you find out about the conference?" area AND writes your name down in the Member's Name blank. That's all there is to it. The member whose name pops up the most will be declared the winner.

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Nearby Attractions

If you feel like leaving the resort and exploring Scottsdale or nearby Phoenix, here are some places and things to check out. For more information about other attractions, shopping, and exploring other parts of Arizona, visit the Camelback Inn's Recreation page.

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Photos courtesy of Camelback Inn and Fort McDowell Adventures.

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