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Posted on: May 20, 2021

As we start to make our way to a new normal, get away from your day-to-day routine, take some time to yourself and gain new perspectives! Our event lineup goes beyond education and includes time for you to safely catch up with colleagues at distanced open-air dinner events, receptions, health and wellness activities and casual bull sessions. See the full conference agenda and register here!

The safety of our attendees, volunteers and staff is our number one priority. Visit for details regarding COVID-19 safety protocols at the 2021 Bench Bar Conference.

Bench Bar is certainly about the exclusive CLE opportunities, but we hope to see you at these fun events, too!


11:15 a.m.
Lunch and Golf Outing* with shotgun start at noon, sponsored by Wilson Kehoe Winingham, Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge Golf Club

5 to 6 p.m.
First Time Attendee and Judicial Reception
Learn the Bench Bar ropes from veterans at this special gathering for first-time attendees. We'll also welcome our judicial guests to the conference at this reception.

6 to 7 p.m.
Mix & Mingle Cocktail Reception, sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

7 to 8:30 p.m.
Bench Bar Kick-Off Dinner, sponsored by Katz Sapper & Miller

8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception, sponsored by Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Join us on the pool deck for after-dinner fun and music!


7 to 8 a.m.
Start your day right with various options for physical activity! Watch for meet-up details.

Get in the right mindset at this early morning yoga session! Details to come.

Noon to 5 p.m.
Treat yourself to a bit of relaxation in a massage chair, sponsored by Wanzer Edwards PC

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Beer & Bull Sessions
Grab your drink of choice and join us at bull sessions on various focus areas.

  • Criminal Law Bull Session: Hosted by James Bell, Paganelli Law Group
  • Civil Bull Session: Hosted by the Hon. John Chavis, Marion Superior Court
  • Family Law Bull Session: Hosted by Magistrate Marie Kern, Marion Superior Court 

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception, sponsored by Paganelli Law Group 

7:30 to 9 p.m.
Dinner & Raffle, sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC

9 to 11 p.m.
IBF Friday Fun Night,*  sponsored by Lewis Wagner LLP, McKinnon Family Law PC and Cohen Garelick & Glazier

* Not included in conference registration but can be purchased separately.


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