Articles | 03/23/2020

GLSA Annual Meeting is Cancelled until Further Notice

Dear Valued GLSA Member:

First and foremost, we hope that this email finds you and your families well.

Everyone is certainly aware of the challenges that have been created by Coronavirus (Covid 19) and all the related downstream peripheral business and personal issues.  

The leadership teams of Group Legal Services Association and the ABA have assessed the potential effects to our meeting participants and taken the guidance from the CDC to cancel large meetings for the next 8 weeks, as well as being aware of other health and travel concerns and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Joint Spring Meeting scheduled for April 29 to May 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

We apologize for the inconveniences this causes and recommend the following next steps:

Cancellation of your hotel rooms  

Please note that hotel reservations must be cancelled by the individual who booked the reservation as soon as possible to avoid any penalties or fees. The conference was scheduled at La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort and may be contacted at 787-977-3399. 

Cancellation of your travel arrangements

Please note that flight reservations must be cancelled by the individual who booked the reservation. It is up to the individual airlines if they will waive change fees or issue credits for the entirety of tickets. 


Within the next 14 days, all registration fees will be refunded.  For any questions, please contact Annette Waggoner at 847-907-4670 or

To the registered attendees: thank you for registering for the 2020 Joint Spring Meeting and the support shown to GLSA!

To our speakers: thank you for your superior work in preparing stellar education for our members.

To our planning committee: thank you for all of your diligent effort!  Let’s get ready for a great 2021 conference!

To all of our dedicated members: We look forward to welcoming you at an amazing conference in 2021 in an exciting location!

Regarding elections: Elections will occur electronically and details will be forthcoming.  

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Matthew Hahne
GLSA President

Annette M. Waggoner
GLSA Executive Director
847-907-4670 direct

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