Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler to Deliver Keynote Address at Alcohol Law Symposium

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler will deliver the keynote address at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium to be held September 9-11, 2012, at The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas.  This annual event brings together a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including state regulators, attorneys general, educators and industry officials – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges.

Attorney General Gansler is President-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and served as Chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association until accepting his post at the national organization.  He also recently served as national Co-Chair of NAAG’s Youth Access to Alcohol Committee.

Attorney General Gansler will provide attendees with a better understanding of the role state attorneys general play in alcohol regulation.  He will also offer insights on the collective efforts of state attorneys general across the country who are working to prevent youth access to alcohol.

In addition to the keynote address, the Symposium will offer a variety of sessions addressing hot topics in alcohol law.

To register online, visit  Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates.  For hotel reservations at the Fairmont Dallas, call (800) 441-1414.  Please reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $159 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy.  A special per diem rate is also available for government employees.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits.  Nearly 40 states approved the 2011 Alcohol Law Symposium for CLE credits.

More details about the 2012 CAP Alcohol Law Symposium, including a list of speakers and agenda, will be available on the CAP website,, as they become available. For further information, please email


The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit or follow the Center on Twitter at



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