2019 Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession

For the last eleven 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. 

12th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession

"Strides in Diversity: Opening Doors for the Next Generation"

March 8, 2019

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

 5.00 CLE Credit Hours (including Ethics and Professionalism) 

View Conclave 2019 Details 

Registration (BEFORE February 8, 2019) $85
Registration (AFTER February 8, 2019) $110

Full registration includes access to conference sessions, lunch, coffee breaks, and electronic course materials. Printed course materials will be available for a $40.00 fee and MUST be requested in advance. 

If you prefer not to register online, please click here for the 2019 Attorney Registration Form.

If you are not an attorney, you cannot register online.  Please click here and print the 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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; telephone cancellations will not be accepted.  Cancellations received in writing before February 15, 2019, will be fully refunded minus a $30.00 administrative fee.  If written confirmation of cancellation is not received by February 15, 2019, 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.

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

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available  (Click here for a sponsorship form)
Exhibitor Oppurtunities 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 $189.00 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 February 7, 2019 and the credit card will be charged a deposit of one night's room and tax when reservations are made.  Any requests received after February 7, 2019 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 March 5, 2019, 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. 

Speaker Highlights:

Keynote Speaker
Dima Ghawi, Dima Ghawi, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA. Throughout her career, Ms. Ghawi has led global teams, facilitated leadership workshops and initiated woman advancement programs. Her focus now is helping her clients with leadership, employee engagement programs, and women advancement programs. Ms. Ghawi’s life mission is to enable individuals across cultures to shatter their internal and external limitations. 

Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Presenter
Dr. Katrice Albert, Executive VP of Inclusion and Human Resources. Dr. Albert is the NCAA’s executive vice president of inclusion and human resources. In this role, she leads efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, leadership development, and education and community engagement. Additionally, she is responsible for leading national office employee relations, performance management, professional development, and compensation and benefits programs. Before joining the NCAA, she served in executive capacities with the University of Minnesota System from 2013 to 2017, and at Louisiana State University from 2005 to 2013. She led diversity, inclusion and equity strategies in both positions.

The Excellence in Diversity Reception honoring signatories of the LSBA Statement of Diversity Principles will be held Friday, March 8, 2019, 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 March 8 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 "March 8 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.


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