Air Law Section Meeting 

Sep. 12, 2019
Vancouver BC

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Boeing 737 MAX: Too Big to Fail?
This meeting is being hosted by the Air Law Section.

Speaker(s): Jim Hall, Former National Transportation Safety Board Chair
Time: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, 2700 - 700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Meal Cost: Optional - $ 15.00 (GST Incl.) -  Please Select at Registration
CPD Hours: 1.00
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.
Former National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jim Hall will be joining us remotely to discuss recent developments in the Boeing 737 MAX story.
Speaker Profile

Jim Hall is a leading expert on crisis management and government relations, and transportation safety and security, having served government and private clients for more than five decades.

Mr. Hall began his career in Washington as a member of the staff of Senator Albert Gore, Sr. (D-TN).  He subsequently served as a counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations under Senator Ed Muskie.

While he served as director of planning for the State of Tennessee, Mr. Hall was responsible for overseeing the establishment of the Memphis Headquarters for FedEx, the internationally recognized shipping company.  In addition to overseeing this large initiative, Mr. Hall handled policy planning and special projects.

As Chief of Staff to Senator Mathews, Mr. Hall was required to manage the Senator’s legislative agenda and serve as top advisor to the Senator on all issues.  The unique perspective Mr. Hall gained from serving as Senator Mathews’ Chief of Staff has provided him with the ability to serve clients on a wide variety of issues.

After leaving the Senator, Mr. Hall was nominated by President Clinton to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board in 1993, and to serve as its Chairman in 1994.  He led the Board through January 2001.

During his chairmanship, Mr. Hall worked tirelessly to improve safety in all modes of transportation in the U.S. and abroad. He visited more than 30 nations as Chairman, and oversaw a period of unprecedented activity as the NTSB investigated numerous major aviation, rail, pipeline and maritime accidents in the U.S. During his tenure on the Board, Mr. Hall also assisted in many international accident investigations. Among the major investigations the NTSB conducted while Mr. Hall was Chairman were the aviation cases of USAir 427, TWA 800, and EgyptAir 990; the Olympic Pipeline accident in Bellingham, Washington; the AMTRAK crash in Bourbonnais, Illinois; and a Carnival Cruise Line accident near Miami.  In 1996, President Clinton named Mr. Hall to the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security.

Under Chairman Hall's leadership, the NTSB issued landmark safety studies on commuter airlines, the air tourism industry, the performance and use of child restraint systems, personal watercraft, transit bus operations, passive-grade railway crossings and the dangers posed to children by passenger-side airbags in automobiles.

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Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The CBABC provides access to Section activities for all members. The facilities for this meeting may be wheelchair accessible. For information about accessible parking or to communicate your request for other accommodation you require, please contact CBABC Sections at

We also welcome your suggestions for enhancing the inclusiveness of our activities.

Sections host webinars from Internet-capable venues where significant interest has been expressed by Section members in attending remotely. This Section meeting will be offered as a teleconference or webinar depending on the resources and technology available at the venue. 

Webinar or teleconference instructions will be sent to your email that we have on file one day prior to this meeting date. These instructions will indicate when you should log in, as the meeting may start a little later than expected, as members and speaker(s) may be setling in, or if there is a lunch/dinner component.

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Please ensure to sign-in at the meeting; failure to sign-in will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


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