Bench Bar Conference

The Annual Bench Bar Conference presents a unique opportunity for BALC Judges, attorneys and invited guests to learn, interact & network in a casual environment. The conference takes place over a weekend (usually in the Fall) in a destination location. Previous locations include West Point, New York City, Annapolis and Baltimore.  Typically, the weekend consists of a cocktail reception to welcome guests, CLE seminars, group activities and a formal Sunday Brunch before returning to the Lehigh Valley.



Bench Bar Conference 2019

Washington, DC

June 7th- 10th

The Historic Willard Hotel


FULL WEEKEND BROCHURE with itinerary and details

*Registration is now closed*

*Activities and Schedules subject to change, check back for updates.

*BUS Transportation being arranged to DC for entire Conference and for those just coming in for Admissions Ceremony.*


Documentation for Admissions Ceremony







In past years, the Bench Bar Conference has been held at:

2018- Finger Lakes Region, New York
2017-Inner Harbor, Baltimore Maryland
2016- Cooperstown, New York
2015- Gettysburg, PA
2014- Historic Philadelphia, PA
2013 – West Point, NY
2012 – New York City, NY
2010 – Annapolis, MD – Oct 15-17
2009 – Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD – Oct 2-4
2008 – Washington, DC – Sept 19-21
2007 – New York, NY – Oct 26-28
2006 – Cape May, NJ – Oct 13-25
2005 – St Michaels, MD – Sept 30-Oct 2
2004 – Gettysburg, PA – Oct 1-3
2003 – New York City – Oct 24-26
2002 – Cooperstown, NY – Sept 19-21
2001 – Atlantic City, NJ – Oct 11-13
2000 – Washington, DC – Oct 5-7
1999 – Annapolis, MD – Sept 30 – Oct 2
1998 – Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD – Oct 15-17
1997 – Taminent Resort – Oct 23-25
Refund Policy: For a refund of payment, all cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event. If cancellation is not received 24 hours prior, your credit card will be charged immediately following the event. If check, cash or card payment has been received prior to the event and cancellation is not received 24 hours prior to the event, there will be no refunds given.