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NFL Players Association Chicago Seminar

What: National Football League Players Association Chicago, Illinois Seminar

When: September 30, 2011 (9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago (website)

The Chicago, Illinois seminar is not mandatory, since the NFLPA does not currently regulate agents.  Further, the players association realizes that the seminar was created on short notice (but apparently failed to realize that it occurs on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah).

The seminar will focus on the terms of the new 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) along with other relevant issues regarding the representation of NFL players.  the NFLPA has secured a block of rooms at the Hyatt at the rates of $179 for single occupancy and $204 for double occupancy.  Attendees may reserve their rooms by clicking here.  All attendees are asked to email if they plan on attending the seminar.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.