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2008 Fall Meeting

November 6th thru 9th


Join us in Montréal!

Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
2008 Fall Leadership Meeting

General Information

Steve Akers, Section Chair, is delighted to invite you to the 2008 Fall Leadership Meeting which will be held November 6th - November 9th at the Sofitel Montréal in Quebec, Canada.
Click Here To View The Invitation, Schedule of Events and Fall Meeting Agenda Book.

Remember to bring your passport!!!


Registration is now CLOSED. If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Clark at 312-988-5683 or email clarkh@staff.abanet.org. The registration deadline is October 22, 2008.

Special Events Information

Please join us for two wonderful section leadership dinners. The first will take place on Friday, November 7th at the Royal Montréal Curling Club. If you wish to participate in this exciting Olympic sport, please remember to bring clean rubber-soled shoes. In addition to casual attire, warm jackets and gloves are recommended. The second dinner will be held on Saturday, November 8th at La Sucrerie de la Montagne, a maple sugar farm situated atop of Mont-Rigaud. Casual dress is recommended for this event, and there are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities planned, so please dress according to the weather.

In addition to the receptions, yoga classes and fun run/walks are offered on both Friday and Saturday mornings. The section has also arranged a variety of guest tours and activities throughout the afternoons. On Friday afternoon, take a tour of Montréal’s famous McCord and Pointe-a-Calliere museums or hop on a bus for a grand tour of the city. On Saturday afternoon, choose from three different activities: a cycling tour of the city, a walking tour of Old Montréal or a segway tour of the historic district. A full description of these tours and events is included on the attached Special Events Form.

A minimum participation for these activities must be reached so please pre-register if you are interested in any of these events.

Travel Information


Just 20 minutes from downtown, Montréal’s Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International Airport is serviced by over 200 direct flights per day. When you deplane, there will be a 10-15 minute walk (you’ll be afraid that you’re lost, but just keep walking) to the customs area. Depending on the crowds (and whether you rush out ahead of most of the passengers on your plane), you may have a 10-40 minute wait to get through customs.

Visitors entering Canada must present a valid passport. It is strongly recommended that you carry your passport with you at all times for identity purposes. Before entering Canada, all visitors are responsible for ensuring that they have the required documents necessary, whether they are traveling through to another country or returning to their country of origin. For more information, visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp


See attached "Airfare Discounts to ABA Meetings" form.

And visit the ABA online Travel web pages at http://www.abanet.org/travel/onlinetravel.html to book your flight.

Ground Transportation

Taxi rides cost a flat rate of $38.00 CAD and it takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the Sofitel Hotel. The Airport has a shuttle that runs continuously every 30 minutes and costs $15.00 CAD a person. It will take approximately 1 ½ hours to get to the Sofitel Hotel using the shuttle. The shuttle makes two major stops, one from the airport to a downtown bus terminal and then a transfer to a smaller bus that takes you to the intended hotel. You can also arrange for limousine service for $121.91 CAD per car by calling the hotel concierge desk at 514-788-3046. Please note that the limousines can comfortably transport up to 3 riders with moderate luggage or 4 riders with light luggage.

Hotel Information

A block of guestrooms is reserved at the Hotel Sofitel for $185 CAD per night for single or double occupancy, November 6-9, 2008. Please make your reservation by calling the hotel directly at 877-285-9001, stating that you are with the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fall Leadership Meeting. Reserve your hotel room as soon as possible; our block of rooms is reserved until Tuesday, October 14, 2008, however it is possible that the block will be sold out before that date. Reservations received after October 14th, or after the block is full, will be made based on room availability.

Hotel Address:
Sofitel Montréal
1155 Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal QC H3A 2N3
Telephone: (+1) 877-285-9001

Additional Information


Council, standing committee chairs and members, group chairs and vice-chairs, division committee chairs (or vice-chairs attending in their stead), editors, and past chairs will be reimbursed for advance purchase coach airfare, a per diem of $100/day (not to exceed four days for council and standing committee members and three days for all other attendees) and reasonable ground transportation. Section fellows, YLD and LSD liaisons will be reimbursed per the usual procedures.

For additional information about the Sofitel Montréal visit http://www.sofitel.com/

Information on the city of Montréal is available at http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/.

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