2017 Bench Bar Resources




Bench Bar Conference Resources

The New Orleans Bar Association is looking forward to seeing you later this week at our annual Bench Bar Conference.   

Registration begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 31st, followed by the Meet the Judges CLE program at 3:00 pm.

Leave your suit behind. Dress is casual.

Have a safe trip and see you on Thursday, March 10th!







Location & Directions

The Bench Bar Conference is being held at the beautiful Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. For directions, click here.

To browse different restaurants in Fairhope Alabama, click here.

Agenda and Handouts

To download and/or print the Bench Bar Conference's agenda, click here.

There are no handouts for this year's Bench Bar Conference.

Bench Bar Patrons

This conference is made possible by  the generousity of the legal community. 


Adams and Reese, LLP
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC
Deutch Kerrigan, LLP
Entergy Services, Inc.
Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, LLP
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Herman Herman & Katz LLP
Irpino Law Firm
Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC
Jones Walker LLP
Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Melchiode Marks King LLC
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Plauché Maselli Parkerson LLP
Pusateri, Barrios, Guillot & Greenbaum, LLC
Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn LLP
Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC
Stone Pigman Walther Witmann, LLC
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP


Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC
Taggart Morton, LLC


The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
Frilot, LLC


Thank You The Bench Bar Conference Committee:

Dana M. Douglas, Liskow & Lewis APLC, Chair

‚ÄčThe Hon. Jay C. Zainey, United States District Court - EDLA
Angelina Christina, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Albert J. Derbes IV, The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
Sandra Diggs-Miller, Entergy Services, Inc.
Jan M. Hayden, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Stephen J. Herman, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLP
Kelly G. Juneau-Rookard, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
The Hon. Terri F. Love, Louisiana Supreme Court - 4th Circuit
The Hon. Jane M. Triche-Milazzo, United States District Court - EDLA
Christopher K. Ralston, Phelps Dunbar, LLP

Thank you to The Bench Bar Conference Young Lawyers Section Committee:

Kelly E. Brilleaux, Irwin Fritchie, Chair
Cassie E. Preston, Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP, Co-Chair

Jessica E. Coalter, Bureau of General Counsel
Marshall T. Cox, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Philip R. Dore, Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Rachel E. Ferrante, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Rowen A. Fricker, Pusateri, Barrios, Guillot and Greenbaum, LLC
Gerard J. Gaudet, Adams and Reese, LLP
Ashley J. Heilprin,  Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Gary W. Johnson, Louisiana Supreme Court - 4th Circuit
Jennifer Gordon Lampton, Civil District Court Parish of Orleans
Skylar B. Rudin, Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, L.L.C.
Eric W. Sella, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett
Kimberly Silas, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC
Taylor C. Stone, The Law Office of Taylor C Stone, LLC
Katherine L. Swartout, Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
R. Ethan Zubic, Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, LLP  


Thank you to our 2017 Bench Bar Conference Exhibitors:





Special Thanks to Kay E. Donnelly & Associates for being a 20-year Bench Bar Sponsor