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Friday, April 13, 2018 to Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 Bench Bar Conference

The Austin Bar Association and AYLA Foundation’s annual Bench Bar Conference provides local attorneys and judges the opportunity to interact outside the courtroom in a casual, discussion-oriented environment. Obtain 7.5 hours of continuing legal education (including 3 hours of ethics) while building congeniality between the bench and the bar.

This year, the conference is being held at the Elian Hotel in San Antonio. It begins at noon on Friday, April 13, and concludes at noon on Saturday, April 14. The conference includes a trivia contest with members of the judiciary, plus dinner and casino games on Friday night. Optional activities on Saturday include a yoga and mindfulness session, spa services, golf, or tennis.

LAST CHANCE! CLICK HERE to register by 4/6. 

Interested in a hotel room? Contact Debbie Kelly.

2018 Bench Bar Conference

Cost: $300 for Austin Bar/AYLA members, $400 for Non-members
Hotel Fees*: $200 for single occupancy, $100 for double occupancy (CLICK HERE view the hotel’s website.)
No refunds after March 30, 2018 at 5pm.

  • To register for the conference without a hotel, select the TICKET ONLY option.
  • To register for the conference with hotel room to yourself, select the Single Occupancy option.
  • To register for the conference with a hotel room you share with another person, select the Double Occupancy option.

CLICK HERE to register.

CLICK HERE to download a .pdf of the schedule, CLE descriptions,and list of judges attending.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Partial scholarships are available. Requests must be received before March 30, 2018. The committee is interested in awarding scholarships to newly licensed lawyers, solo practitioners, and government/agency lawyers who might not otherwise be able to attend. Email Debbie Kelly for an application.

*Destination Amenity Fee included in Hotel Fee:

  • High speed internet access upgrade
  • Two VOSS bottled waters in guest room daily
  • Complimentary Pastry & Gelato through Mercato daily
  • Classic Italian Gelato served in Mercato
  • Appetizer in Sustenio Lounge & Taste of Texas Wine/Cheeses at Sustenio Communal Table at 3pm
  • Complimentary Transportation to Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, and The Palmer Golf Course from 7am-10pm
  • Fitness & Wellness classes
  • Free local & long distance calls
  • Eilan Spa facility usage
  • Virtual Golf Room
  • Overnight shoe shine service
  • Post Card with postage

Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors: LawPay, TLIE, RSM, and RPC!

CLICK HERE to register.




Eilan Resort
18603 La Cantera Terrace
San Antonio, TX 78256 United States
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Cost: $300 for Austin Bar/AYLA members, $400 for Non-members


7.5 hours partic. CLE
3 hours Ethics possible


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