April 23-27, 2019

Havana, Cuba

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5 days and 4 nights Tour of “People to People” in Cuba exploring legal structures and cultures.


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Join us for 5 days and 4 nights “Professional Awareness Tour” in Cuba exploring legal structures and cultures.

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The BADC has a long tradition of traveling for Annual Conventions since 1966 to Atlantic City until 2012 to South Africa, where we met with members of the Cape Town Bar Association and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission established by Nelson Mendela. This year we have re-established our Annual Conventions and will be traveling to Cuba to meet with counterparts in Havana in April 2019 – and we want you to be with us!

You will have exposure to the legal processes of Cuba while experiencing the wonderful people of the island, cigars, vintage American cars, rum and rumba.


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Paid to Global Relations:
$1999 per person/double occupancy (plus $600 if single occupancy)

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Additional Fees Paid to BADC:
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(Air Fare not included – conventioneers are asked to make their own flight arrangements to Havana to arrive before 2pm 4/23/19)



Attorney General
District of Columbia

Karl A. Racine

Attorney General Karl A. Racine is the first elected Attorney General for the District of Columbia. With his inauguration in January 2015, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) began an era of independence for the agency and accountability to District residents.

As the chief legal officer for the District of Columbia, Attorney General Racine relies on his 25 years of legal and leadership experience to advise the Mayor and District agencies, defend the city in court, and use the law to advance the public interest. He has prioritized data-driven juvenile justice reform, consumer protection efforts aimed at assisting the District’s most vulnerable residents, measures to advance democracy and safeguard public integrity, and legal actions to protect affordable housing in communities across the District.

In line with those priorities, since taking office, Attorney General Racine has helped to end mandatory shackling of juveniles appearing before D.C. Superior Court and led the way to increase options for the rehabilitation of low-risk juvenile offenders. A diversion program that helps these young people get and stay on the right track has so far achieved a success rate of more than 80 percent; under Attorney General Racine, OAG has increased participation in the program five-fold, positively impacting lives and increasing public safety.

In 2015, Attorney General Racine established a standalone Office of Consumer Protection within OAG focused on outreach, education, and legal actions to protect consumers. He has brought tens of millions of dollars to the District through settlements and judgments in cases against corporate wrongdoers.He has also initiated lawsuits aimed at preserving safe and habitable affordable housing.

Attorney General Racine has broad and deep legal experience, with a career that spans representing indigent residents in the D.C. Public Defender Service and volunteering as a law student in a clinic supporting migrant farm workers’ rights to serving as Associate White House Counsel in the first Clinton Administration and practicing white-collar and commercial litigation with leading law firms. Attorney General Racine was the first African-American managing partner of a top-100 US law firm, Venable LLP, where he led a team of over 600 attorneys, and has also served on the District’s Judicial Nomination Commission.

A lifelong District resident, Attorney General Racine attended Murch Elementary School, Deal Junior High School, Wilson High School, and graduated from St. Johns College High School. He also played basketball in youth sports leagues across the city. Attorney General Racine’s deep commitment to equal justice was inspired by his parents, who fled authoritarian rule in Haiti to start a new life in the United States, and by the lawyers of the Civil Rights Movement, who used the law to effect positive social change. Outside of his official role, he remains involved with a variety of causes, including youth literacy and mentoring.

Racine earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.


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Past Conventions

2012 South Africa
2011 Paris
2010 Homestead Resort, Va.
2009 Mediterranean Cruise
2008 Argentina
2007 Cruise (Eastern Caribbean)
2006 Cruise (Eastern Caribbean)
2005 Vienna/Prague
2004 Sicily/Malta
2003 Western Rockies
2002 Las Vegas
2001 Portugal
2000 Caribbean Cruise
1999 Ireland
1998 Cruise
1997 Curacao
1996 SS Norway
1995 London
1994 St Thomas – Cancelled
1993 Bermuda
1992 Nassau
1991 Rome – Cancelled
1990 Key West
1989 Ireland

1988 Bermuda
1987 Barbados
1986 St Maarten
1985 Bahamas
1984 Ireland
1983 Bermuda
1982 Paradise Island
1981 Disney World
1980 Colorado Springs – Cancelled
1979 Acapulco/Mex City
1978 York, England
1977 Ireland – England
1976 Puerto Rico
1975 Rio
1974 Spain
1973 Homestead, VA
1972 Runaway Bay, Jamaica
1971 Greenbrier
1970 Paradise Island, Nassau
1969 Bermuda
1968 Freeport, Bahamas
1967 Atlantic City
1966 Atlantic City