Upcoming Local and Specialty Bar Events - 2017-18


Here is a list of upcoming local and specialty bar events for the 2016-2017 Bar year. Please check the list frequently - changes and updates will be added regularly. If you would like your bar organization's event listed, please let us know! Send an email to outreach@lsba.org with the event details (date, time, location).


July 2017
  •  July 20 - Lafayette Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Summer Social, Honoring 77th LSBA President Dona K. Renegar, Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA.  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
  • July 26 - 29 - Baton Rouge Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort, Sandestin, FL.


August 2017
  • August 3 - Lafayette Bar Association, Young Lawyers Installation Banquet, La Fonda of Lafayette, 3809 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA  6:00 p.m.
  • August 17 - Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter Annual Meeting and Luncheon.  Governor John Bel Edwards is keynote speaker.   Westin Hotel, One Canal Place, New Orleans 11:00 a.m. cocktail reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon.
  • August 24 - Retirement Reception, The Honorable Rebecca F. Doherty, U.S. Courthouse, Third Floor Lobby, 800 Lafayette Street, Lafayette, LA.  3:00 p.m.
  • August 24 - Leadership LSBA Reception, Ritz Carlton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. 
  • August 26 - LSBA's Diversity Committee's Annual Specialty Bar Conference, "Changing the Profession From Within." New Orleans Ritz Carlton, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

September 2017
  • September 6 - 9th JDC Bar Association (Alexandria) Court Opening, Diamond Grill, 924 3rd St., Alexandria, LA.
  • September 8 - 4th JDC (Monroe) Court Opening, Ouachita Parish Courthouse, 300 St. John Street, Monroe, LA. 
  • September 9 - GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society Scholarship Jazz Brunch and 60th Anniversary Celebration.  Ritz Carlton, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
  • September 14 - Baton Rouge Bar Foundation ARTS Judicata, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA
  • September 15 - 22nd JDC Bar Association Court Opening, St. Tammany Parish Justice Center.

October 2017
  • October 5 - 6 - Shreveport Bar Association, Recent Developments by the Judiciary, Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites, 2015 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, LA 71111.
  • October 12 - Thurgood Marshall Reception and Movie Screening, Morton's The Steakhouse, 365 Canal St, Unit 220, New Orleans, LA.
  • October 18 - Jefferson Bar Association, YLD October Wine Down Wednesday and Skeeball Tournament, The Half Moon Bar, 1125 St. Mary St., New Orleans, LA. 
  • October 19 - Louisiana Bar Admission Ceremony, Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA
  • October 20 - SWLBA (Lake Charles) Red Mass, Court Opening, Fall Luncheon, and Octobarfest Fall Party, Details TBD.
  • October 27 - Baton Rouge Bar Association, Belly Up With the Bar, Live Oak Arabian Stables, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • October 27 - 36th JDC Court Opening/Beauregard Historical Courthouse, 200 W. 2nd Street, DeRidder, LA. 


November 2017

  • November 2 - Lafayette Bar Association, Installation Banquet, IberiaBank, 200 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
  • November 2 - Shreveport Bar Association Memorial and Recognition Ceremony, Caddo Parish Courthouse (Courtroom G), 501 Texas St., Shreveport, LA. 
  • November 8 - FBA Federal Judges Reception, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA.
  • November 9 - Greater New Orleans New Admittees Reception, Louisiana Bar Center, New Orleans, LA.
  • November 16 - New Orleans Bar Annual Dinner Meeting, The Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans. 

December 2017
  • December 6- The Younger Lawyers’ Division New Orleans Chapter FBA Holiday Cocktail Party, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 600 Camp St., New Orleans, LA. 
  • December 7 - Federal Bar Association, Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter's 14th Annual Judge John M. Shaw “Country Gentleman” Civility & Ethics Seminar, WDLA-Lafayette Courthouse, 800 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA. 
  • December 12 - BRBA Federal Court Admission Ceremony, Russel B. Long Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 777 Florida St, Baton Rouge, LA. 
  • December 13 - Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive, Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA.
  • December 15 - "Natchitoches Lights" CLE, Chateau Saint Denis Hotel, Natchitoches, LA.
  • December 19 - Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. Greater Lafayette Chapter's Holiday Social & Installation, Reggie's Soulfood, 519 S. Pierce Street, Lafayette, LA. 

January 2018
  • January 10-14 - 2018 SWBLSA Convention, UNT Dallas College of Law, 1901 Main Street, Dallas, TX. 
  • January 12 - Lafayette Bar Association Red Mass and Court Opening Ceremony, Details TBA.
  • January 12 - Jefferson Parish Installation Dinner, Antoine's Restaurant, 713 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans. 
  • January 24 - BRBA Court Opening, 19th JDC, 300 North Blvd, Courtroom 11A, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • January 25-27 - Lafayette Bar Association Bench Bar, Houstonian Hotel and Spa, Houston, TX.
  • January 27 - GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society 3rd Annual Pathways & Pipelines to Success, Details TBA. 
  • January 31 - Baton Rouge Bar Association Court Opening and Memorial/Recognition Ceremony, 19th Judicial District Courthouse, 300 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA.

February 2018
  • February 15 - LSBA Black History Month CLE with Adams and Reese LLP, 450 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA.  

March 2018
  • March 9 - 11 - Annual Diversity Conclave, New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA.
  • March 15 - 17 - SWLBA Bench Bar, Houstonian Hotel and Spa, Houston, TX.

April 2018
  • April 5 - SULC Judicial Hall of Fame, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, LA.
  • April 11 - 14 - Jefferson Parish Bar, CLE by the Sea, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS.
  • April 19-22 - NOBA Bench Bar Conference, The Grand Hotel, Point Clear, AL. 

July 2018
  • July 27 - 29 - Baton Rouge Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Sandestin, FL.


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