Study Group on Panama

Christopher K. Ralston
Committee Chair

2018 Delegation to Panama: Latin American Partnering and CLE
September 27-30, 2018

Building on the success of last year's delegation to the Republic of Panama, we will return this year in late September to the Waldorf Astoria Panama. NOBA's exotic Panama Connection, led by Chris Ralston, Chair, Study Group on Panama, will partner with our Latin America colleagues on topics such as economic development, trade, banking, transportation, and maritime issues. 


2018 Delegation to Panamá

Total Fees

Deposit Due Friday, August 23, 2018

Balance Due Thursday, September 13, 2018

Regular Registration Fee




Registration Fee with Upgrade for Suite




Guest Fee (non-lawyer staying in room with attending lawyer)




CLE & Airfare Only  (no hotel)





Fees Include:

  • Discounted airfare on COPA Airlines for direct flights between New Orleans and Panamá
  • Ground transportation for airport transfers
  • Discounted luxury hotel accommodations at the Waldorf Astoria, Panamá
    • Waldorf Astoria Panamá has a few spacious suites available for nominal additional charge on space available basis
  • Daily breakfasts and CLE luncheons
  • Daily coffee breaks
  • All CLE programs
  • Networking reception with Panamanian lawyers and businessmen

To Guarantee Your Reservation with Payment:

Payments can be made online, by credit card* over the phone, or by mailing a check to the NOBA office.
Call NOBA at (504)525-7453 for more information.

* Credit cards will be charged a 3% fee.  American Express is not accepted.

The Study Group on Panama Committee Plans Its First Trip!
October 5-8, 2017

The New Orleans Bar Association is pleased to offer its members an opportunity to join President Chis Ralston on a CLE and economic development trip to Panama from October 5-8, 2017

The trip will begin on a Thursday morning with a nonstop flight on COPA Airlines from New Orleans International Airport. We will then spend the next several days at the Waldorf Astoria returning to New Orleans Sunday evening. NOBA has negotiated steep discounts on flight and hotel pricing. This opportunity should not be missed. The New York Times recently named Panama as the #1 city to visit in the world. Panama boasts a booming economy and is the economic hub for work throughout Latin American.

Our morning programs will be dedicated to providing attendees with the tools necessary to support their clients who are doing business in Latin America. Courses will include explorations into trade and project financing in Latin America, strategies for negotiating commercial agreements, and using international arbitration for dispute resolution with Latin American companies. We also are planning luncheons and meetings with local commercial leaders and government officials and cultural excursions for those wanting to learn more about Panama’s rich history and shared traditions with New Orleans. A formal invitation with further information will be sent to NOBA members next week. 

If you are interested in more information concerning the Panama trip including pricing, accommodations, CLE programs and more, please visit our Panama website.