It's not often lawyers and judges mix work and a good time, but over the past 20+ years the Indianapolis Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference has become known as the premier event to do just that.

Attracting more than 300 attorneys, judicial officers and guests, the Bench Bar Conference has a loyal following and a great reputation as one of the most valuable CLE events offered in the region. Last year more than 40 first timers attended proving that more lawyers are discovering the benefit of the conference each year.

Hotel Reservations are NOW OPEN!
We are very pleased to host this year's conference at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Visit here or call 513-579-1234. Be sure to specify that you are with the Indianapolis Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference. Reserve your room by May 16th to ensure you get our negotiated rate.

Conference Registration OPEN Now!
Quality CLE Programming Without the Suits
A full agenda of CLE (7.5 hours including 1.5 Ethics) for attorneys and the judicial officers that hear the cases begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 20 and ends 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 21. Open the agenda tab on this website to view the full conference program.

Golf Tournament (2 Spots Available) and Thursday Dinner (SOLD OUT)
Golf, sponsored by Wilson Kehoe Winingham LLC will be held at Golf Digest magazine's award-winning Blue Ash Golf Course, located in Blue Ash, Ohio. Tee off is at Noon.

Dinner on June 19, sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, is SOLD OUT. It will begin with cocktails at 7 p.m. and dinner 8 p.m. at The Phoenix located at 812 Race Street. The restaurant is within walking distance of the Hyatt hotel.

Conference Attire
Attire for the conference is casual (jeans, shorts, khakis, sundresses). Dinner attire is slightly more formal.

What to do in Cincinnati
Mount Adams
If there were a nutritional label for Mt. Adams, it might read 20 percent residential, 20 percent bars and restaurants, 20 percent parks and 40 percent arts. The arts are a giant part of Mt. Adams’ appeal, as well as its physical real estate. Mt. Adams is one of those quaint “urban village” enclaves that hide away in cities which came into their own in the second half of the 19th Century. With spectacular views of the Ohio River and the downtown skyline, numerous popular and cozy restaurants and pubs, and outstanding architecture. For more information, go here.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country. Opened in 1875, it is the nation's second oldest zoo and a national historic landmark. The Zoo’s 75 acres house more than 580 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties. Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo annually. This not-for-profit entity is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects around the world. For more information, go here.

Hyde Park Square
Hyde Park has long been a magnate community in Cincinnati for people from many walks of life wanting to live, go to school, shop, eat and play amongst abundant green spaces, parks, shops, restaurants and turn-of-the-last century homes set amongst lush 100+ year old flora and fauna. Over 175 one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants are open on Sunday. Plus the Hyde Park Sunday Farmer's Market is in full swing from May to October. For more information, go here.

Newport Aquarium
Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water, including the enormously popular “Sweet Pea” and “Scooter,” the stars of the first shark ray breeding program in the world. This state-of-the-art facility was named the No. 1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Travel Awards from 10Best.com; the Best Rainy Day Outing in 2006 in Cincinnati Family Magazine; and the Best Aquarium in the Midwest in the Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004. For more information, go here.