I just returned from one of my favorite conferences of the year – the Pacific Northwest Aviation and Insurance Law Conference.  During my second year of law school, I joined the King County Bar Association Aviation Section. It is populated by nice small group of lawyers across the northwest and every year we have a conference.

This year the conference was in Vancouver, BC, and I was one of the presenters.

Despite the constant rain, the conference was great. I met a number of interesting attorneys and heard from some great presenters.

One who stood out was a consultant who talked about the legal and logistical challenges in large scale and remote construction projects. His presentation tracked the development of a mountain road to a mining project in the wilderness of British Columbia. Some of the challenges included importing a MI-26 helicopter from Russia  and coordinating the thousands of flight hours require to shuttle men and equipment.

I presented on the recent developments in Aviation Case Law over the last year. I will be posting the whole of my presentation on a later post.

I tried to appeal to the broad range of attendees to the conference and had cases from transactions, accidents, certification, and regulation practice areas.

After the conference, we had an afternoon to see the sites in Vancouver. We enjoyed a run through Stanley park and headed down to Gastown to check out the Steam Clock and other local tourist attractions.