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Bench Bar Conference 2013


New Orleans Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference

April 19 - 21, 2013

Beau Rivage Resort, Biloxi, Mississippi

Where can you earn 8 hours of CLE including Ethics and Professionalism while minging with colleagues and judges from state and federal courts?

Register today and enjoy discounted rates. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email CC Kahr.



Join the New Orleans Bar Association for its annual Bench Bar Conference at the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. 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.


Earn 8 hours of CLE including ethics and professionalism.  Topics include:

  • Meet the Judges
  • The Coming Storm: Social Media, On Line Comments, Blogging and the Courts
  • Handling HIgh Profile Cases
  • Moral Turpitude: By Virtue or Vice
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics - Maintain Your Sanity and Avoid Bar Complaints

Enjoy opportunities to relax and mingle with colleagues:

  • Friday Night Dinner & Bar Stars Awards Ceremony
  • Saturday Evening Cocktail Party
  • Amenities offered by the Beau Rivage


The room block has expired. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453.  

Registration and Conference Fees

Download the Bench Bar Registration Form and mail to the New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505 or fax to (504) 525-6549. For information, call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email CC Kahr.  Discounted registration ends on April 5, 2013. Written cancellations must be received by April 5, 2013 for a refund minus a $30 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows. 

Bench Bar Patrons

  • Adams and Reese LLP
  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
  • Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.Frilot L.L.C.
  • Frilot LLC
  • Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.
  • Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith, A PLC
  • Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams
  • Herman, Herman, & Katz, L.L.P.
  • Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
  • Jones Walker Waechter Poitevent Carrere & Denegre, LLP
  • Liskow & Lewis
  • McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
  • Michael J. Mestayer, A PLC
  • Montgomery Barnett, L.L.C.
  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP
  • Porteous Hainkel and Johnson, LLP
  • Pugh, Accardo, Haas, Radecker & Carey LLC
  • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert LLC
  • Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, L.L.C.
  • Taggart Morton, L.L.C. 

Co-Sponsors & Committees

Special thanks to our cosponsors:

  • United States District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Louiaiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Orleans Parish First and City Courts
  • Orleans Parish Criminal District  Court
  • With Special Thanks to the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.

Bench Bar Conference Committee

  • The Hon. Jay C. Zainey, United States District Court - Eastern District of Court
  • The Hon. Kern A. Reese, Orelans Parish Civil District Court
  • M. Nan Alessandra, Phelps Dunbar
  • James A. Brown, Liskow & Lewis
  • Carl A. Butler, LeBlanc & Butler
  • Samantha P. Griffin, Stone Pigman
  • Christopher K. Ralston, Phelps Dunbar
  • Elizabeth S. Sconzert, Blue Williams 


Check out the exhibitors who will be joining us at the Bench Bar Conference.