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31st Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury


This meeting will be held concurrently with the North American Brain Injury Society's 14th Annual Conference on Brain Injury.  
Attorneys may attend any of the sessions of that conference at no additional charge.


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Hyatt Regency Downtown
Houston, Texas
March 14 - 17, 2018 



Conference Overview
Preliminary Program
Concurrent Medical Sessions
Who Should Attend
Invited Speakers
Continuing Education
Exhibit and Support
Planning Committee



The North American Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury will be held March 14 - 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the Hyatt Regency Houston.

Attendees can expect the very latest information on brain injury litigation at this three-day hands-on conference considered a "must attend" event for all professionals involved in brain injury litigation. The conference features an all-star cast of top trial attorneys and medical experts who will present a broad array of practical information covering the latest literature, diagnostic testing methods, rehabilitation, case management, trial techniques and cutting-edge demonstrative evidence. Attorneys will also benefit from an overview of the medical science of brain injury from an outstanding faculty of researchers and clinicians presenting the very latest in brain injury science, treatment and testing.

As noted below, the conference will be held in concurrently with the 14th Annual Conference on Brain Injury that will further enhance the educational opportunities available to attendees.


Whether you are a seasoned neuro-litigator or handling your first TBI case, this comprehensive program will provide you with the tools you need to successfully handle these challenging cases from beginning to end.  

The presentation topics will be listed in the coming weeks.  


Due to the success of the Pre-Conference Sessions in 2017 in New Orleans, there will be two legal-specific pre-conference sessions prior to the start of the Annual Legal Conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

To view the last year's pre-conference sessions, click here.   


Attorneys, neuropsychologists, allied health professionals, expert witnesses and all those involved in brain injury litigation. Attendees will come away from the conference with the essential hands-on tools needed to successfully handle these challenging cases from beginning to end.


Attendees will benefit from nationally recognized legal and medical authorities on the subject of brain injury litigation. From the latest groundbreaking diagnostic and imaging technology, to effective courtroom techniques and life-care planning, this is the only conference that covers every aspect of handling the brain injury case from beginning to end. 

We will posting the list of confirmed speakers shortly.  


As an added bonus, attorneys have the option to attend any of the additional concurrent medical sessions of the 14th Annual Conference on Brain InjurtyWorld Congress on Brain Injury where nationally and internationally recognized medical experts in brain injury will present the latest advances in the science, rehabilitation and treatment in the field. This means you get access to two conferences for the price of one! 


NABIS will apply for and expects approval of 17.25 hours with 1.0 hours ethics for a 60 minute state (20.70 hours with 1.20 hours ethics for a 50 minute state) of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from states with mandatory requirements, including one hour of ethics.  Once the registration module is open, please indicate which states you will be requesting CLE when you register for the Conference.  

Actual hours based on recording systems for individual states will be available at the Conference at the registration desk. NABIS will process your MCLE credits for each state as reported in your CLE paperwork that was left at the registration desk by the last day of the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carol Blanton at



This conference offers a variety of unprecedented exhibit and support options for companies wishing to market their services to our conference attendees.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet face-to-face with the decision makers who are shaping the field of brain injury. If you are interested in exhibit space or support opportunities, please email Megan Bell-Johnston at


The registration module is currently not open.  Please check back in September for the opening of registration.  

Bring A Friend
This year you can bring a second attendee for 1/2 the price! Select the respective choice in the registration site and you will receive a special code for your friend to register with.

Mailing Payments
Checks should be payable to NABIS. Mail payments to: NABIS, P.O. Box 1804, Alexandria, VA 22313

Wire Transfer Fees
Registrants are responsible for all fees (both front and back end) incurred with wire transfers. Your registration will not be considered complete until all fees have been paid. For further information, please contact Colleen LoGrande at

Terms and Conditions:

  • All requests for cancellation will incur a $100.00 administrative processing fee. 
  • For a full refund (less above-mentioned admin fee), all requests for cancellation must be received in writing to the attention of Colleen LoGrande via email at, by mail at P.O. Box 1804, Alexandria, VA 22313, or by fax at (703) 960-6603 no later than January 31, 2018. 
  • Absolutely no refunds will be granted on or after Tuesday, February 14, 2018.
  • All wire transfer fees will be deducted from refunds granted.


The Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston located in downtown Houston.  The hotel features a dramatic, 30-story atrium and incredible restaurants.  It is located in the eart of Downtown and situated close by to the Theater District and restaurants.  The hotel has free hotel features such as wi-fi, shuttle rides downtown, 24-hour fitness center.  Onsite there is a Fedex Business Center and a full-service concierge.  

Hotel rates will be posted shortly.  Once the reservation portal is open, we encourage attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible as space is going quickly.  



The Conference Planning Committee for this year's Legal Conference are: 

  • Stewart Casper, Esq.
  • Simon Forgette, Esq. Co-Chair
  • Kenneth Kolpan, Esq. 
  • Bruce Stern, Esq. Co-Chair