Halt | January 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Attending Legalweek in New York?: Everything You Need to Know

As far as legal events go, Legalweek is one of the most popular and useful networking events you can attend. Taking place in the New York Hilton Midtown, thousands of legal professionals travel to NYC to be part of the four-day event.

When is Legalweek?

This year the event runs from February 3-6, with all events taking place at the New York Hilton Midtown.

What is on the Legalweek agenda for 2020?

This year sees keynote speakers Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Bettina Warburg (Blockchain and Emerging Technology Researcher) take to the stage and it promises to be a highly insightful program of workshops for legal professionals.

There is a strong focus on technology this year, which is not surprising given the speed at which new technologies are emerging which impact the legal industry. The packed agenda covers cloud systems, AI and Legaltech as well as legal business strategy and awards for product innovation.

Tickets for Legalweek

The ticket prices are as follow:

Up to 31 Jan After 31 Jan
Master Pass $1,695.00 $1,995.00
Team Master Pass 5 $5,085.00 $5,685.00
Team Master Pass 10 $9,325.00 $10,425.00
Team Master Pass 15 $12,715.00 $14,215.00
Team Master Pass 20 $17,500.00 $17,055.00

You can also buy workshop passes and specialized conference passes separately, if you do not want the full Master Pass.

Travelling to Legalweek 2020

If you are travelling to Legalweek by air, then there are three airports in New York City that you can fly into: John F Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark International Airport. The city can get very busy around the airports, so give plenty of time on either side of your flight to travel to and from the airport to avoid missing your flight or the start of the event.

Accommodation for Legalweek

Attendees of Legalweek can book to stay at the hotel where it is being hosted, the New York Hilton Midtown. However, there are plenty of alternative options around NYC that are nearby if you would rather stay elsewhere. All three airports are within close proximity to the event.

Business travel to the US

Travellers to the US who are not US citizens must have some form of travel authorization as well as a valid passport. Many countries are members of the Visa Waiver Program which enables citizens of those countries to apply for an ESTA instead of the more complicated and time consuming process of applying for a US visa.

An ESTA allows travel to the US for business and tourism purposes, which makes it ideal for using for going to the Legalweek event. Additionally, the ESTA is valid for two years, which means you would be able to use it if you attend next year’s event too. Or you can use the ESTA to visit anywhere else in the US on your holidays, whether you fancy a visit to LA, Orlando or any other part of the US. You can use the ESTA for trips of up to 90 days in total. The ESTA application is quick and easy, taking around ten minutes to fill in the online form and pay the application fee.

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