Global Series 2018 | Ottawa, Ontario

October 10 - 12, 2018
Venue TBA
Ottawa, Ontario

Agenda Coming Soon


Benefits of Membership

Sharpen your practice skills and develop meaningful professional connections while making a difference in the Federal Circuit. Enjoy rewarding and substantial preferential member pricing.




Webcast attendance (and CLE in applicable states) is complimentary with all FCBA memberships. Membership also gives reduced rate registration to our conferences (e.g. Bench & Bar®) as well as partner affiliated regional events.

  • Bench & Bar® Conference - Annual in-depth program exploring the spectrum of Circuit practice and justice considerations, gathering national leaders of the Bench and the Bar.
  • Horizons Seminar Series - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions.
  • Regional Programs - Programs for local audiences, involving leading corporate and litigation counsel and many levels of the Federal Bench. Examples include the Advanced Complex Litigation Series, Litigation Skills Training Series, MSPB Appeals Summit, and Federal Practice Summit.
  • Global Series - Launched in November 2010, the Global Series explores the search for best practices in legal systems around the world.  In the on-going dialogue, sessions already include:  Berlin and Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; Geneva, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China.

FCBA Source - Publications

  • Journal - Published quarterly in collaboration with George Washington University Law School, the journal includes scholarly articles and recent case summaries, keeping you informed of developments and trends in the law in Circuit community. All past journals are available to members through the website. 
  • Circuit Case Digest - A monthly publication that provides a summary of all precedential opinions of the Federal Circuit issued the preceding month. All digests are available to members through the website.
  • Pro Bono Digest - This Digest provides useful pro bono information to the Circuit community.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - A monthly update on decisions of the tribunals reviewed by the Federal Circuit.  It covers the following matters of interest:
    • Merit Systems Protection Board
    • Patent Trial and Appeal Board
    • International Trade Commission
    • Court of Federal Claims
    • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
    • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
    • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Newsletter - The newsletter contains timely information including rules changes, personnel changes, hearing dates, and upcoming meetings and events of the Association.  All newsletters are available to members through the website.
  • Webcasts - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions such as In Re Bilski. More than a dozen webcasts are available yearly, and are searchable by subject matter.


Participation and Leadership Opportunities in all Circuit Community Practice Areas

Active Committees represent Circuit subject matter and practice areas, with input into Association programming and initiatives.  Multi-committee coalitions address topics such as rules, amicus, and other matters crossing subject areas.

Pro Bono Opportunities

Robust opportunities exist to participate in screening and representational roles for both veterans and government personnel pro se parties, as well as PTO.

Collaborations with other Bar Associations and Universities

The FCBA enjoys active relationships with a variety of other interested associations and academic institutions.


Learn more about member benefits and apply to be a member today!

Annual Sponsorship Information


The Annual 2018 Global Series Sponsorship

Initial Global Series Year: $22,000 (US)
On-Going Global Series Years: $20,000 (US)

• Year-round involvement with other Global Series sponsors in planning and in nominating topics and participants
• Year-round recognition in Global Series materials, including the FCBA website and Newsletters
• 18 seats to be used between the October Ottawa Session and the April Washington, DC Session
• 18 seats at the special guest Friends of the Series dinners and receptions at the two Session venues
• Small group gatherings
• Participation in Global Series webcasts
• On-site sponsor signage
• 8 new annual FCBA Memberships

Conference Specific Sponsorship Information


Friends of the Global Series Reception - 5,000 USD*

• 1 seat at the session
• 1 seat at the Friends of the Series reception
• Specific sponsor recognition at post-event reception

Session Sponsor - 5,000 USD*

• 1 seat at the session
• 1 seat at the Friends of the Series reception
• Specific sponsor recognition at lunch and networking breaks during the conference


*Sponsors receive marketing specific to the Global Series program in Washington on the event website, FCBA Newsletter, event signage, and distribution through partnering Global Series organizations.

For discussion on these opportunities and to explore other options, please contact Jeremy Atkinson, or Roseanna Quinlan,


There are two ways to attend this event, via:
•  Sponsored Seat
•  Individual Registration

Both options can be done through the registration link above and require creating a profile if you do not already have one with the FCBA.

Sponsoring organizations receive a certain number of seats that can be allocated as they please using the code provided to the point of contact.  Interest is high.  For details on the levels and seats, please see the "Sponsorship Information" tab.

Sponsor seat registration and Individual registration is COMING SOON.

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