Legal Netlink Alliance Closes Summer with Two Successful Meetings

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International association of independent law firms, Legal Netlink Alliance, holds meetings in Reykjavik, Iceland and Anchorage, Alaska.

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We were able to take in some of the best of Alaska’s beauty, while also participating in great sessions that were relevant and interesting.

The premier association of international law firms, Legal Netlink Alliance, closed the summer with two meetings held across the globe from each other. LNA Europe’s meeting took place at the end of June at the Hilton Hotel Nordica in Reykjavik, Iceland. Over 40 members attended and were treated to a great combination of powerful presentations and leisure time with colleagues.

Fridrik M. Baldursson, Dean of the School of Business at Reykjavik University, presented a session titled “The Icelandic Banking Crisis of October 2008: An Economist's Perspective.” After Mr. Baldursson’s session, Johannes Karl Sveinsson, Supreme Court Attorney and Partner at host firm Landslog Law Offices gave an analysis of one of the region’s most important topics, “Iceland's Legal Response to Imminent Financial Meltdown.” Both presentations were followed by lively question and answer sessions.

Legal Netlink Alliance USA held its meeting at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska on August 8-10. The meeting was hosted by member firm Bliss, Wilkens & Clayton, and was attended by an enthusiastic group of 30+ from places as far away as Australia, Germany, and Spain. Anchorage provided an excellent environment for socializing with friends and colleagues, including events at ORSO Mezzanine and Pepe’s Turnagain House, as well as a trip to the Native Alaska Heritage Center.

Presentations were very well-received and included a session titled “Tom Marquam and His Creative Camera: The Story of One of Alaska’s Most Famous Criminal Cases,” by Michael Carey, an Alaskan historian, news editor, and broadcaster. Members also enjoyed a four-person panel discussion on “Alaska Native Land Claims and Oil Development – Past and Future.”

Jay Frank, President of LNA USA, said the location really made for a dynamic meeting. “We were able to take in some of the best of Alaska’s beauty, while also participating in great sessions that were relevant and interesting. This was certainly one of our most memorable meetings.”

Legal Netlink Alliance Europe will hold its next meeting in January in Madrid, followed by LNA USA’s meeting in Chicago next Spring.

About Legal Netlink Alliance: For over 20 years, Legal Netlink Alliance has served the needs of clients worldwide through a common commitment to professionalism, ethics, and the promotion of exemplary and value-driven service. The organization provides distinct advantages for both clients and the international attorneys at its member firms, while enhancing the communities in which those groups live and conduct business.

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