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Bench Bar Conference - Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

Special Event
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - Saturday, October 1, 2022

Save the Date!

This year featuring The Barristars! In a stunning move sure to upend the Erie legal community's musical firmament, The Barristars have announced their reunion for a one-time performance only available to ECBA members attending the 2022 Bench Bar Conference!

Barristars

Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, September 29

1:00 p.m. - Responsible Drinking While Not Driving on the Bus to Bench Bar, 1 CLE/CJE, Elizabeth Hirz and Nicole Sloane Kondrlik

3:30 p.m. - Event Registration Opens, Seven Springs Mountain Resort Slopeside Hotel Lobby

4:30 p.m. - Family Feud (with the Judges), 1 CLE/CJE

5:30 p.m. - Welcoming Remarks, Jennifer K. Fisher, ECBA Board President

State of the Bench, President Judge Joseph M. Walsh III

6:00 p.m. - Welcome Cocktail Social

7:00 p.m. - Dinner Takes All

8:00 p.m. - Deal or No Deal, 1 CLE/CJE, Joel Oster, Comedian of Law. After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal … or take his or her chance at trial? Covered will be inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, and much more.

9:15 p.m. - The Barristars! In a stunning move sure to upend the Erie legal community’s musical firmament, The Barristars have announced their reunion for a one-time only performance available to ECBA members attending the 2022 Bench Bar Conference! Band members are: Mick Janin (Michael Jan Janin), Thom “Styx” Lent, Karen “the Voice” Skarupski, Brian Bolash, Fran Halen (Fran Klemensic) and Steven “Jet” Lagner.

Friday, September 30

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet

9:30 a.m. - 30 Thoughts in 60 Minutes, 1 CLE/CJE

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - Diversity in Jeopardy!, 1 CLE/CJE, Lloyd Freeman, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - "On your own activities." Enjoy some down time with colleagues and family.  Potential activities include a trip to the Flight 93 Memorial, clay shooting, swimming at the resort pool, mini-golf, bowling, Bear Trap Fun Zone Game Room, shopping and more!

5:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m. - Dinner, Steak & Chicken BBQ

7:00 p.m. - Whiskey Rebellion Trial Reenactment & Whiskey Tasting, 1 CLE/CJE

8:30 p.m. - “Best Of” Washington Day Skits

Saturday, October 1

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet

9:30 a.m. - Ethics Jeopardy, 1 Ethics CLE/CJE

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - YLD CLE, 1 CLE/CJE

11:45 a.m. - Closing Remarks and Raffles

Registration to open in July.

Check back often for additional details!

View our sponsors below:

Platinum: NFP Structured Settlements

Gold: Knox Law; MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton, LLP

Silver: Marsh Schaaf Attorneys; Purchase George & Murphey, PC; Quinn Law Firm

Bronze: Carney & Good; Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler