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52nd Mid-Year Meeting, ACLEA SavannahACLEA's 52nd Mid-Year Meeting

Hilton Savannah DeSoto | Savannah, GA | January 30 - February 2, 2016

CLE is Like a Box of Chocolates

ACLEA Conference Concierge

Centrally located near the ACLEA registration area, the Conference Concierge provides an area for attendees to ask questions of speakers, as well as get general assistance on all issues concerning the conference. Receive advice on selecting suitable sessions to attend, get technical assistance, or just relax and network with your peers. Whatever you need, the Conference Concierge can help you find the answer!

Optional Networking Events

Old Town Trolley Tour of SavannahOld Town Trolley Tour of Savannah (Sold Out)

Saturday, January 30 | 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. (ticketed)

Travel back to another era as you tour Savannah’s most historic sites and beautiful treasures on the Old Town Trolley Tour. With its quaint country squares and many areas of historic interest, there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. This private 75-minute tour makes 16 stops and highlights more than 100 points of interest. After the tour, you have the ability to “hop-on/hop-off” any of the trolleys around town for the rest of the day.


Haunted Pub CrawlHaunted Pub Crawl

Sunday, January 31 | 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (ticketed)

Come join knowledgeable and fully-licensed guides on an informative and humorous two-hour candlelight walking tour of Savannah’s pubs and taverns. You’ll enjoy Savannah’s strange history and both types of local “spirits” as you explore two types of Savannah’s time-honored traditions: ghost stories and alcohol. Alcohol is not provided or required, but definitely encouraged. Please bring your ID (driver’s license or passport) – bars in Savannah will card you regardless of age.


The program registration fee includes conference materials, admission to Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday sessions, the business meeting and breakfast, the Saturday welcome reception, and the Monday night special event. The CLE Boot Camp, all optional lunches, and tours are separately priced. We must receive payment for optional sessions, lunches, and tours in advance of the conference to guarantee your reservation. Unless otherwise stated, all special event and tour fee payments are nonrefundable after January 8, 2016.

Spouse/Guest Fee

ACLEA has a spouse/guest fee for attendance at ACLEA meetings by those not eligible for ACLEA membership. This is a restricted fee intended for family members. Any spouse/guest who is interested in networking with other spouses/guests as well as friends in ACLEA, may pay a fee to cover the costs of food and beverage and attendance at some meetings. This $175/225 fee includes the Saturday welcome reception, continental breakfasts, business meeting breakfast, exhibit hall mixer, morning and afternoon breaks, and attendance at any sessions on topics that may be of interest, but does not include conference materials, luncheons, or optional events. This benefit is extended only to those spouse/guests who are not eligible for ACLEA membership. ANYONE CONSULTING WITH, OR EMPLOYED BY, AN ORGANIZATION ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ACLEA IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS FEE.

Special thanks to our 52nd Mid-Year Planning Committee

  • Chair: Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group LLC
  • Douglas Ashworth, ICLE of Georgia
  • Stephanie Ball, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Lucas Boling, The Missouri Bar
  • Jill Eckert McCall, American Bar Association
  • Kristin Huotari, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Jeff Kirkey, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Dawn Ofner, Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • Leslie Sinner McEvoy, Minnesota CLE

Hotel and Transportation Information


Our host hotel is the Hilton Savannah DeSoto. ACLEA has secured a special room rate of 169 USD per night for single/double available until December 22, 2015 or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first.

NOTE: ACLEA has obtained this room rate by contracting a total meeting package at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto. ACLEA must meet certain minimum food & beverage and hotel room pickup requirements or ACLEA will face attrition and/or meeting room rental. In order for ACLEA to continue to provide a reasonable registration fee, we need your help. Please take advantage of the room rate we have negotiated and make your reservation by contacting:

Hilton Savannah DeSoto
15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
Phone 1+ (912) 232-9000/1+ (877) 280-0751
Reserve your room online


Savannah International Airport — SAV
Distance to hotel: 14 miles

  • K Shuttle: $20 (one way), $30 (round trip)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $35-$40 (one way)

The parking rates for Hilton Savannah DeSoto:
Hotel Guest Parking Fee: $20/day (valet only)
Non-Guest Daily Parking Fee: $20/day (valet only)

Cancellation Policy

All special event & tour fee payments are nonrefundable after January 8, 2016. Registration refunds, less a $50 processing fee, will be given to registrants who cancel by 5:00 p.m. January 8, 2016. No refunds or transfers will be granted thereafter.