Office of General Counsel: Events

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LIMA - Legal Issues in Museum Administration

Each spring since 1973, OGC co-sponsors a three-day course with the American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education (ALI-CLE).? The course is attended by museum administrators, trustees, and attorneys.?

The Office of General Counsel invites you to attend the?forty-seventh annual?Legal Issues in Museum Administration?conference, to?be held?Wednesday through Friday, March 20?- 22, 2019?at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC.

Why You Should Attend

This course has provided excellent focused guidance on the legal and business issues impacting the museum world for 47 years! The faculty for this course blends in-house museum counsel, museum directors, other museum and non-profit professionals, and outside counsel – all providing a wealth of knowledge in a broad number of topics impacting museums. From its practical curriculum on complex issues, faculty composition and unparalleled networking events, this conference is the annual event for museum professionals.

What You Will Learn

Diversity will be an overarching theme of the 2019 conference, which the distinguished faculty will be exploring through a variety of lenses including panel discussions on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the museum field and programs, and on diversifying collections.? The course will also address perennial legal topics in core areas such as employment, tax, litigation and intellectual property.?

Here is a preview of this year’s dynamic agenda:

  • Enhancing and Promoting Diversity at Museums and Cultural Institutions
  • Novel Collection Challenges Facing New Museums
  • First Amendment Issues and the Museum as the Speaker in the Age of Social Media
  • Understanding the Federal Grant Landscape
  • Updates on Topics Ranging from Employment to Privacy Law

For registration:

Registration and conference information are available online:?