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34th Annual SLA Conference kicks off today


The 34th annual Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) conference begins this afternoon in San Francisco, with top legal executives of the four major leagues and the heads of the four players unions on the agenda of the three-day meeting.

The SLA conference will conclude on Saturday after one panel featuring MLBPA Executive Director Donald Fehr, the NBPA’s Billy Hunter, the NHLPA’s Paul Kelly and Gene Upshaw of the NFLPA, as well as another session featuring NFL Executive VP & CAO Jeff Pash, MLB Senior VP & General Counsel Thomas Ostertag, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NBA President of League & Basketball Operations Joel Litvin.

And like Darren noted for last year’s event, NFL agents can go to the conference to fulfill their Section 3A(4) obligation to “Attend an NFLPA seminar on individual contract negotiations each year.”

WHAT: SLA Annual Conference 2008
WHEN: May 15-17, 2008
WHERE: Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA