National Legal Malpractice Conference

Special Events

Wednesday Events

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Wednesday Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 29
5:30–6:00 p.m.—Sponsors and First-Time Attendees
6:00–7:30 p.m.—All Attendees

First-time attendees and conference sponsors are invited to the Newcomer and Sponsor Reception at 5:30 p.m. to meet the members of the Standing Committee and receive a brief introduction to the conference. Be sure to indicate when you register that you are a first-time attendee.

Beginning at 6:00, the reception is open to all attendees and their guests. The reception is included with your conference registration. Unregistered guest admission can be purchased at the Registration Desk: (Guest $85)

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Dinner Dine-Out

Wednesday, April 29 -- 8:00 p.m. reservations

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Gumbo, beignets, etouffee, oh my! The Crescent City is one of the country's most treasured culinary destinations. Experience it all with friends old and new during our Dinner Dine-Out event. Join us for a Dutch treat dinner at one of the city's best restaurants. (This is not a hosted event).

Reservations have been made for 8:00 p.m. at each restaurant, unless otherwise noted.

Sign-in sheets are available online and at the Registration Desk prior to the Wednesday Welcome Reception.

Young Professionals Events

Crescent City Connection Bridge | Zack Smith Photography | New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hosted Happy Hour: Wednesday, April 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Breakfast with Experience: Thursday, April 30, 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Dinner: Thursday, April 30, 8:00 p.m.

Along with the Young Professionals Roundtable, the Standing Committee organizes several events exclusively for young lawyers and insurance professionals 36 years of age or younger. In order to receive detailed information regarding the events listed, please register for the conference. Remember to check the "I am a Young Lawyer or Insurance Professional" box on your registration form. Contact David Samani at   *Preferred or 213.580.6300 with any questions.  Active members of the ABA's Young Lawyers Division are eligible to receive a discounted registration fee.

Thursday Events

Photo Courtesy of Elms Mansion & Gardens

Thursday Evening Reception at The Elms Mansion and Gardens

($90; Guest $100)

Thursday, April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Garden District of New Orleans is famous for its shopping, gardens, the St. Charles Streetcar, and most of all, its grand mansions. Join us at The Elms-Van Benthuysen Mansion, built in 1869, for an evening of pure New Orleans opulence. Feast on delicious Big Easy favorites while you mingle throughout one of the most beautiful mansions and gardens on St. Charles Avenue and discover more about this fascinating, historic home.

Friday Events

Cafe du Monde | Paul Broussard | New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Bar Association Breakfast: Raising the Bar

(Included with Conference Registration)

Friday, May 1, 7:30-8:45 a.m.

Calling all Conference attendees! Rise and shine for an interactive breakfast with some of the best and brightest legal minds from around the country and beyond. The Bar Association Breakfast is an annual event promising good food, even better company, and a robust discussion on legal malpractice topics pertinent to state and local bar associations. This year's breakfast will include discussions on State Bar initiatives on lawyer wellness and the integration of paraprofessionals into the practice of law. Best of all, it’s free! You won't want to miss this event.

Early Morning Sessions

Relax with Yoga!

Thursday, April 29 & Friday, May 1, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Phil Book, a certified yoga instructor and industry professional, will lead you through a well-rounded yoga practice accessible to beginners yet satisfying for even advanced yogis.  Classes will include physical postures, breath work, and deep relaxation.  See and experience the many ways that yoga can enhance your overall conference experience. We provide the yoga mats and the hotel will provide fresh towels each day for your use.

Garden District Architecture | Zack Smith Photography | New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Open 12 Step Support Group Meeting

Thursday, April 29 & Friday, May 1, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

No matter your struggle, all are invited.