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Thursday, September 19, 2019

2019 Bench Bar Conference

Start Date: 9/19/2019 8:00 AM CDT
End Date: 9/21/2019 12:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Windsor Court Hotel

300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA  United States  70130

Organization Name: Lafayette Bar Association

Events Coordinator
Phone: 337-237-4700


Shaking Up NOLA - September 19-21, 2019

The Bench Bar Conference has always been an exciting and entertaining way to gather with members of the judiciary and obtain mandatory CLE hours.  This year will be no exception, but with even more surprises and “firsts”, beginning with an unprecedented move of offering a total of 12.5 CLEs, Thursday p.m. - Saturday noon. Stay tuned for more information and the full schedule of CLE events and social activities.
For starters, our venue this year will be the luxurious Windsor Court Hotel, located in New Orleans.  If you are unfamiliar with the Windsor Court, this hotel has earned more awards than we can mention in this email; it truly is the epitome of luxury.  The hotel has recently completed a $15 million renovation, so every room offered in our package will be elegant and exceed your expectations.  Our packages this year will also offer suites!
Another “first” for this conference is that judges will be giving all seminars!  We have structured this year’s seminars to include judges and attorneys in a panel format.  We are choosing the most “seasoned” lawyers for each topic.
The seminar will include the traditional Thursday evening social and Friday night dinner.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click the links below to learn more.



Reigstration for Bench Bar is now Open. Please check back for the CLE schedule with sessions and speakers.

Member Registration - $525
This registration is reserved for current LBA Members whose dues are up-to-date.
Click here to download a registration form to mail in.
Non-Member Registration - $675
This registration will include 2018 LBA Membership to non-members only. 
Click here to download a registration form to mail in.

Young Lawyer Registration - $400
This registration is reserved for attorneys practicing less than five years. 
Click here to download a registration form to mail in.

Spouse/Guest Registration - $300
If you will be accompanied by a spouse or guest, please include their name and registration fee when registering yourself. Spouse/Guest Registration includes the Thursday evening reception at Morton's and the Friday evening dinner at Galatoire's. 

Judicial Registration
Please contact the Lafayette Bar Association 337-237-4700 (Extension 103 for Events)

If you are a member and would like to register/pay online, please click on the MEMBER REGISTRATION button to the right. If you have forgotten your username or password, DO NOT register as public. Please contact the LBA office at 337-237-4700 and someone will be able to assist you with your registration.
NON MEMBERS: If you are not a member and would like to register/pay online, please click on the PUBLIC REGISTRATION button to the right. 


Bench Bar 2019 has secured a room block at the Windsor Court, 300 Gravier Street, New Orleans,

To obtain the special discounted group rate of $199 Single/Double room or $239 Premium Suite, enter Group Code 6694891 online at when booking reservations or by using the link below.
Direct Booking Link:
*If you experience problems with reserving rooms or do not see both Guest and Premium Suite options, please email or call 337-237-4700 x 104.

Hotel Room Block Cutoff Date is SEPTEMBER 5, 2019.

***Once registration payments are applied, refunds cannot be issued. Payments may either be transferred to a colleague or be considered a donation.
***Questions or trouble registering? Contact the LBA Office at 337-237-4700.