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2020 Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession

Friday, August 7, 2020

For the last twelve years, the LSBA has convened a Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession. The LSBA chose to host a "conclave" rather than a "meeting" because a conclave signifies "an assembly or gathering, especially one that has special authority, power, or influence. 


13th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession

"Celebrating 55 Years of Civil Rights: Moving from Why to How"

August 7, 2020

 Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

View Conclave 2020 Details

 

Registration:
Registration (BEFORE June 19, 2020) $85
Registration (AFTER June 19, 2020) $110


Full registration includes access to conference sessions, lunch, coffee breaks, and electronic course materials. 

If you prefer not to register online, please click here for the 2020 Attorney Registration Form.

If you are not an attorney, you cannot register online. Please click here and print the 2020 Non-Attorney Registration Form. Submission instructions are on the form. The registration fee for legal staff is the same fee indicated for attorneys.

If you are not barred in the state of Louisiana, you cannot register online. Please click here and print the 2020 Attorneys Not Admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Registration Form. Submission instructions are on the form.

If you are a student, you cannot register online. Please click here to print the 2020 Conclave Student Registration Form. 

Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received by the LSBA. Electronic confirmation of your registration will be sent within ten business days of receipt of payment if registration is received by mail or fax (sent to the email address of record with the LSBA) or upon completion of payment process if registering online.

Program sessions are subject to limited attendance due to the facility capacity constraints, so please pre-register for your desired courses, this includes morning breakout sessions. The LSBA is not responsible for any expenses associated with travel, lodging, or other costs incurred by the registrant. This also applies in  the event that the LSBA must cancel the conference for any reason.

Audio or video recording or transcription of any portion of the seminar is prohibited unless express consent is granted by the LSBA. 


Registration Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to diversity@lsba.org; telephone cancellations will not be accepted.  Cancellations received in writing before June 26, 2020, will be fully refunded minus a $30.00 administrative fee.  If written confirmation of cancellation is not received by June 26, 2020, no refunds or credits will be issued of any kind. Credits will be processed within two weeks of the cancellation request.

On-site registration will be available.

Onsite Registration Policy: It is the policy of the LSBA that NO CASH shall be accepted for any transaction. Payment may be made by personal check or via the LSBA registration portal if open on the day of registration.

Special Requirements

The LSBA is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants.  Please contact the LSBA (at diversity@lsba.org) if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available (Click here for a sponsorship form) 

Exhibitor Opportunities are Available (Click here to view Exhibitor Details and click here to register as an Exhibitor) 

Need a hotel room? We have a great rate!

The LSBA has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton New Orleans at a discounted rate of $124.00 per night (excluding taxes and fees). You are urged to make reservations early, as there are only a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate listed above. The LSBA room block is reserved for seminar attendees only. To reserve a room, please click here

Hotel cancellation policy:

All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card by July 6, 2020 and the credit card will be charged a deposit of one night's room and tax when reservations are made.  Any requests received after July 6, 2020 will be handled on a space and rate availability basis only.  Please note that if your plans change and you do not timely cancel your room reservation by August 5, 2020, you are responsible for the room charge. 

Wi-Fi Access


Please note that wireless access will not be available in the conference area (on the second floor where the program will be held) and electrical outlets may be limited.

Free wi-fi will only be available downstairs in the main lobby. 

JOIN US FOR THE PRE-CONCLAVE RECEPTION


The Excellence in Diversity Reception
honoring signatories of the LSBA Statement of Diversity Principles will be held Friday, August 7, 2020, at the Sheraton New Orleans at 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Speakers, sponsors, and Conclave registrants are encouraged to attend. 

Please let us know that you plan to attend by selecting "Conclave Registrants - I plan to attend the August 7 Reception" box on the registration page. There is no additional cost to attend the reception. 

Are you planning to attend just the reception and NOT the Conclave?  Please let us know that you plan to attend by selecting the "August 7 Reception ONLY" box on the registration page. There is no cost for attendance.

We hope you can join us and look forward to your continued support of the LSBA's Diversity programs? 

QUESTIONS? 

Contact the Member Outreach and Diversity team members by email at diversity@lsba.org
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600