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Bench Bar: Part 1

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Bench Bar 2017 is expected to be bigger and better than ever in Houston, Texas!

The Lafayette Bar Association is proud to announce that after 10 successful years in New Orleans, we are “shaking things up” and heading out west for the 2017 Bench Bar Conference October 5th through 7th. This new location means a new refreshing venue and CLE opportunities that will allow for more credit hours, more leisure time, and more networking!
The seminar will include the traditional Thursday evening social and Friday night dinner; however, we've extended the conference through Saturday morning to allow for additional CLE hours as well as opportunities for free time and networking with lawyers and judges attending the events.
Some might say, “Why
move locations?” Let us explain:
The Houstonian Hotel is one of Houston's historic gems known for grace, comfort, and unparalleled guest experience. The Houstonian is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star retreat located near the Galleria with excellent dining and meeting space. The hotel offers shuttle service to the Galleria, an award-winning spa, an unparalleled fitness center, and nearby golf opportunities.
Are you still in need of convincing? The bottom-line is this: The Houstonian Hotel is the all-in-one premium location, allowing space for the conference and CLEs, accommodations, and leisure activities. It is your one-stop-shop for all things Bench Bar. Unless you are taking the shuttle to the Galleria or heading out to play a round of golf, you never have to worry about leaving the hotel!
Outside of CLEs, you will find opportunities to network with other members of the legal community. If you are interested in a little “R&R” the Houstonian Hotel will provide every last comfort.
For instance, the Trellis Spa is a full-service spa which features massages, facials, body treatments, hand and foot treatments, waxing, hair services, and professional makeup services.
The health and fitness center at The Club includes private sessions and group exercises including yoga and cycling, state-of-the-art facility, a sports and resort pool, and tennis courts for all racquet sports.
You will experience fine dining during the Friday evening dinner at The Manor House, and there are multiple other restaurants to try including Olivette, Arbor Grill, The Bar, and Center Court Café.

Enjoy eighteen holes on the green with guest privileges at the Black Hawk Country Club, Golf Club of Houston, and the BlackHorse Golf Club. Another great location for teeing off is the Memorial Park Golf Course.
We hope that you will join us for what is bound to be the best Bench Bar yet!
To learn more about Bench Bar 2017, visit our website Here you will find more information about registration, the Houstonian Hotel, CLE & Events Schedule, FAQs, and corporate/firm sponsorship information. Also, be on the lookout for your invitation to Bench Bar in the mail!