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FAQs

2023 Annual Meeting FAQs

General

Who do I contact if I need special accommodations?
If you need special accommodations to participate in Annual Meeting, please contact the State Bar at 512.427.1515 prior to Friday, May 19, 2023.

WiFi Access
Free Wi-Fi access will be available in the Lobby area, as well as the general meeting areas, which include: pre-function space, hallways, and meeting rooms. If your meeting or exhibit setup requires a reliable internet connection, we still recommend ordering a hardwired connection to guarantee steady service. Our complimentary Wi-Fi will be good for checking emails and light web browsing.

What is the address of the JW Marriott?
110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

Hotel Reservation Policy

The deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate in the State Bar of Texas room block is May 30, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. Please note that rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and we may run out of available rooms in our block prior to the deadline.

To confirm a sleeping room within the State Bar of Texas Room Block, you must provide a valid credit card to secure your room, along with a first night’s deposit, refundable up to 72-hours in advance of your check-in date. The credit card used to prepay the room deposit will be charged immediately. A no-show fee will be charged to the credit card on file for any reservations not canceled at least 72-hours in advance of the reservation arrival date.

What is the recommended attire?
Attire at the meeting is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, sweaters, blazers, blouses, and most importantly, comfortable shoes! Suits, ties, nine-to-five dresses, and high heels are not required. Attire for the President’s Party on Thursday, June 22nd, will be announced soon.

Where can I park?
The JW Marriott offers on-site parking for $51 per day per vehicle and Valet parking for $56 per day per vehicle. Parking rates do not include tax. In/out privileges are granted to hotel guests who valet. Please allow at least 15 minutes for the valet staff to retrieve your vehicle. There is public, self-parking available at the Austin Convention Center parking garage located at 201 East 2nd St, Austin TX 78701. However, there is no overnight parking available offsite, and this location does not accept cash payments.

Where can I get a shuttle or taxi from the airport?
Directions and transportation information from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to the JW Marriott:
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is approximately 7 miles (15 minutes) from the JW Marriott. Head east on Presidential Blvd. and go for 0.6 miles. Keep right onto Presidential Blvd. toward Airport Exit. Go for 0.4 miles. Continue on Cardinal Loop. Go for 207 ft. Turn left onto Bastrop Hwy. toward Downtown/Austin. Go for 0.2 miles. Take the left ramp onto TX-71 W (Bastrop Hwy.) Go for 1.2 miles. Take the ramp onto US-183 N Toward Downtown. For 0.6 miles, continue on US-183-TOLL. Go for 1 mile. Take the exit on the right toward Cesar Chavez St./5th St./6th St./7th St. – Go for 0.8 miles. Continue on E 1st St. Go for 177 ft. Keep Left on E. 1st St. toward Cesar Chavez St. Go for 2.9 miles. Turn right onto Brazos St. Go for 354 ft. Turn left onto E 2nd St. Go for 203 ft. End at 110 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701

Both Uber and Lyft are currently available in Austin.

Taxi cabs are also available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and fare to the JW Marriott is approximately $33.00, one way.

*All parking and transportation information is subject to change.
If you have any additional questions regarding transportation and parking, please call the JW Marriott at 512.474.4777

Directions and Links to Maps and Visitor Information

JW Marriott Maps and Transportation Information

Where can I get a copy of the complete event guide?
The Event Guide for the 2023 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting has not been published yet. Once it is, it will be available at www.texasbar.com/annualmeeting and will be updated regularly. The final event guide will be included with all other registration materials onsite.

When can I pick up my name badge and registration materials?
Registration will take place at the JW Marriott on the 2nd level inside of Griffin Hall.
Registration booth hours: Wednesday, June 21, 4:00 p.m. -­ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 23, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

When and where will the Annual Meeting be held in 2024?
June 20-21, 2024 – Hilton Anatole – Dallas, TX
Please visit the Future Dates page for other upcoming Annual Meeting dates and locations.

Registration

Law Student Division Members
As a member of the Law Student Division, you can attend the 2023 Annual Meeting at a discounted rate of $200 for a full 2-day registration. Show up on site and register at the State Bar of Texas Registration Desk. Click here to join the Law Student Division now.

I want to attend the Annual Meeting but am not an attorney or a member of the Law Student Division or Paralegal Division. May I register?
Yes, you may. However, you will need to print out a registration form and fax (512.427.4303), email (annualmeeting@texasbar.com) or mail it to State Bar of Texas, Attn.: Annual Meeting, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487.

I don't want to pay by credit card. Can I still register online and pay later or pay by check?
Unfortunately, no. If you do not pay by credit card at the end of the online registration process, your registration will not be processed. Please be assured that every step of our online registration process is secured by VeriSign so your credit card information will be safe. However, if you still want to pay by check/money order, you may do so by completing a printed registration form and mailing that along with your check to our office (State Bar of Texas, Attn.: Annual Meeting, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487).

Can I fax my registration form and payment information?
Yes, you may. However, please make sure that we can read your fax! Please include a cover sheet with clear instructions on how to contact you with any questions. Our fax number is 512.427.4303.

I just registered online but did not receive a confirmation email.
Please call our office (512.427.1515) if you do not receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes of pressing the “Check Out” button at the end of your registration process.

I faxed or mailed in my registration form but have not received a confirmation.
If you faxed or mailed in your registration form, you should receive a confirmation email within 10 days of receipt of your registration form. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please call our office at 512.427.1515.

I pre-registered for the Annual Meeting. Is there anything else I need to do?
Stop by the registration desk located on the 2nd level in the Griffin Hall to pick up your badge and other meeting materials.

Can I register for the Annual Meeting onsite?
Yes! Stop by the registration desk located on the 2nd level in the Griffin Hall to register onsite.

I registered online but forgot to purchase tickets for the special events. What should I do?
If you have already registered for this event and need to modify your registration, please contact Annual Meeting at 512.427.1515 or email annualmeeting@texasbar.com. Remember that breakfasts (continental on Thursday and Bench Bar on Friday) and luncheons (Bar Leaders Recognition on Thursday and General Session on Friday) are part of the registration. If you want to buy a ticket for a guest, those tickets are available on the registration form. Don't forget to purchase tickets to the President's Party!

I’m only going to attend my section’s membership meetings. Do I have to register for the Annual Meeting?
If you are attending only your section's council or membership meetings, you do not have to register for the Annual Meeting. However, if you plan to attend any of the CLE programs, including your section's CLE programming, you must register for the Annual Meeting. You will need your registration badge for access to the meeting rooms. CLE will be filed only for registrants.

I have registered for the Annual Meeting but would like to make changes to my name on my badge. How do I do this?
If you have already registered for this event and need to modify your registration, please contact Annual Meeting at 512.427.1515 or email annualmeeting@texasbar.com.

If I have to change my plans and can’t attend the meeting, can I get a refund?
For a full refund, written cancelation requests must be received by Monday, May 22, 2023. Cancelations will not be refunded once the meeting begins. Send written cancelation requests to State Bar of Texas, Attn.: Annual Meeting, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, Texas 78711-2487, email to annualmeeting@texasbar.com, or fax to 512.427.4303. Refunds received prior to the cancelation deadline will be processed after the Annual Meeting.

Education

How do I request CLE credit for attending the Annual Meeting?
All CLE events will use the same MCLE number. Total the time for all the CLE you attend, and then turn in just one MCLE card at one of the designated drop boxes onsite as you leave the Annual Meeting. MCLE cards will be available at several places throughout the meeting. Annual Meeting MCLE cards will only be accepted onsite. If you are unable to turn in your MCLE card onsite, CLE hours may be self-reported on your My Bar Page.

Will a hard copy of the CLE materials be available for purchase?
All available materials from Annual Meeting presentations will be made available to attendees on the Annual Meeting website and app. Hard copies of the CLE materials will not be available for purchase.

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