2018 Bench Bar Conference



Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Point Clear, Alabama

 

Join the New Orleans Bar Association for the 2018 Bench Bar Conference at the beautiful Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, on April 19 - 22, 2018. The weekend promises to be a fascinating exploration of the latest developments in the legal community including Meet the Judges, a rapid-fire, round-robin session where lawyers will be given the opportunity to meet and interact with judges from state and federal courts.

Where can you earn 9 hours of CLE, including Ethics and Professionalism, while mingling with colleagues and judges from state and federal courts?

Register today and enjoy discounted rates. Call NOBA at 525-7453 or email Liz Daino.

 

Download the 2018 Bench Bar Conference Registration Form!

Download the 2018 Bench Bar Conference Brochure!

 

Accommodations

The Grand Hotel room block for the Bench Bar Conference is SOLD OUT. We have started a waiting list for those who are still trying to book a room, however we strongly recommend booking a room with the Hampton Inn in Fairhop, AL, as an alternative option. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453.  

Registration and Conference Fees

(please note: All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee)

Bench Bar CLE Priority Early Registration (Before March 30, 2018) $350                                                                                                 
Bench Bar CLE Registration (After March 30, 2018)
        9 Hours of CLE including Ethics and Professionalism
        Saturday and Sunday Breakfasts
        Saturday Yogalates
        Saturday Wellness Luncheon
‚Äč        Saturday Evening Champagne Tasting 
$400
   
Bench Bar Young Lawyer CLE Priority Registration (Before March 30, 2018) $185
Bench Bar Young Lawyer CLE Registration (After March 30, 2018) $235
   
Friday Night Dinner
        NOBA's Got Game at the Grand Hotel
  • Dinner with open bar and entertaining talent competition featuring
    karaoke singing, lip-synching, dancing, and other acts. Music provided by
    D.J. Beignet, aka Lee Reid, the celebrity legal community D.J.
$125
   
Guest Registration 
        Friday Night Dinner
        Saturday and Sunday Breakfasts
        Saturday Evening Champagne Tasting
        Saturday Yogalates
$150
   


To Register:

1.  Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or 
2.  Email Liz Daino or
3.  Mail to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA or
4.  Register online with the links below:

Lawyer Registration: https://bit.ly/2ELCuQy 

Young Lawyer Registrationhttps://bit.ly/2BGyZw9

Guest Registration: http://bit.ly/2HCQm1i

Friday Night Dinner: http://bit.ly/2sNkDXY

 

Refund Policy: Written cancellations must be received by Friday, April 13, 2018, for a full refund minus a $30 administrative fee.

 

The Bench Bar Conference Committee:

The Hon. Piper Griffin, Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Chair

The Hon. Nakisha Ervin-Knott, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
The Hon. Jane M. Triche-Milazzo, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
The Hon. Jay C. Zainey, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Angelina Christina, Akerman LLP
Dana M. Douglas, Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Sandra Diggs-Miller, Entergy Services, Inc.
Thomas M. Flanagan, Flanagan Partners LLP
William B. Gaudet, Adams and Reese, LLP
Jan M. Hayden, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Stephen J. Herman, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLP
Jason P. Waguespack, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC 

 

The Bench Bar Conference Young Lawyers Section Committee:

Kelly E. Brilleaux, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC, Co-Chair
Andrew S. Respess, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC, Co-Chair

Ashley P. Blair, Melchiode Marks King LLC
Camille R. Bryant, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Marshall T. Cox, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Gerard J. Gaudet, Adams and Reese, LLP
Kelsey L. Jarrett, Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP
Gary W. Johnson, Louisiana Supreme Court - 4th Circuit
Jennifer Gordon Lampton, Civil District Court Parish of Orleans
Robert A. McKnight, Orleans Public Defenders
Cassie Preston Gailmor,  Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP
Eric W. Sella, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett
Kimberly Silas, Louisiana Supreme Court
Taylor C. Stone, The Law Office of Taylor C. Stone, LLC
Katherine L. Swartout, Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
R. Ethan Zubic, Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollum, Duplantis and Eagan, LLC

 

Special Thanks to the The Bench Bar Conference Exhibitors (As of 2/16/18)

Platinum

       
Gold    
       
Silver

 
       
Bronze

 

 

Special Thanks to the The Bench Bar Conference Law Firm Patrons (As of 3/19/18)

Adams and Reese, LLP
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC
Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, L.L.P.
The Derbes Law Firm, LLC
Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP
Entergy Services, Inc.
Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, LLP
Flanagan Partners, LLP
Frilot LLC
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC
Herman Herman & Katz LLP
Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm
Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC
Jones Walker LLP
Kean Miller, LLP
Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC
The Lambert Firm, PLC
Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, LLC
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Melchiode Marks King LLC
Perry, Balhoff, Mengis & Burns, LLC
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Plauché Maselli Parkerson LLP
Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP
Pugh, Accardo, Haas, Radecker & Carey, LLC
Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn LLP
Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, L.L.C.
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC
Taggart Morton, LLC