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Registration FAQs

Registration Deadline

Download & complete the registration form by November 29, 2021.

Who Should Register

Leadership from local bar associations, in addition to young lawyer affiliates are encouraged to register as delegates for the conference.

Please note Local Bar Leaders Conference programming remains relatively the same year to year to encourage new local bar leaders to attend and receive the same training as previous attendees. Please keep this in mind when deciding who to send in January as well as July.

Programming is designed for local bars. Statewide, specialty, and regional bar associations will be accommodated on a space available basis.

Complimentary Delegate Registrations & Attendance Requirements

Complimentary delegate registrations are available to each local bar association that wants to attend. Complimentary delegates must meet attendance requirements to be eligible for everything included with registration.

  • At-Large Delegate: Each local bar association may send one member as their At-Large Delegate. At-Large Delegates are required to attend and sign into at least five breakouts during the conference. At-Large Delegates from TYLA affiliates are required to attend the TYLA: Supporting Uncommon Affiliates breakout on Saturday morning. This delegate type is open to ALL associations.

  • Access to Justice Delegate: Each local bar association may send one member as their Access to Justice Delegate. Access to Justice Delegates are required to attend and sign into all of the Access to Justice Breakouts on Saturday. This delegate type is open to ALL associations.

  • TYLA Affiliate Delegate: Each young lawyer affiliate may send two additional members as their TYLA Affiliate Delegates. TYLA Affiliate Delegates are required to attend and sign into four of the six TYLA Saturday breakouts. This delegate type is only available to official TYLA affiliates.

  • Executive Director Delegate: Executive Directors of a local bar association are also invited to attend the conference. This delegate type is only available to executive directors on staff with an association.

Please note: TYLA affiliates may send up to four complimentary delegates per association. Any additional attendees will be considered to be Additional Delegates and will be billed to the association.

What Is Included with Complimentary Delegate Registrations

If attendance requirements are met, complimentary delegates receive the following:

  • Conference Registration – This $150 value gives you access to all conference meals and events (Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch).

  • Two nights at the Westin Galleria Houston – Delegates may book additional nights at the $159 per night rate, but are responsible for payment of any additional nights. If attendance requirements are not met, delegates will be responsible for their entire hotel charge.

  • Friday Night Dinner Reimbursement* – Friday dinner is on your own, but delegates will be reimbursed up to $15 if an itemized copy of the receipt is turned in with the reimbursement form. If attendance requirements are not met, delegates will not be eligible for dinner reimbursement.

  • Travel Reimbursement* – Delegates will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to a specified dollar amount depending on the distance from their home to the Westin Galleria Houston. The mileage rate is $0.56 per mile. Travel reimbursements may not exceed capped amounts listed below (including airfare). If attendance requirements are not met, delegates will not be eligible for travel reimbursement.

0-299 miles round trip $150
300-450 miles round trip $200
451-600 miles round trip $300
601-750 miles round trip $400
751+ miles round trip $500

Additional Delegate Registrations

If associations use all of their available complimentary delegate registrations, additional delegates are encouraged to register but are responsible for their conference registration fee ($150) and hotel charges. They are not eligible for the Friday night dinner or travel expense reimbursements.

How to Book Your Hotel Reservation

A room block has been reserved at the Westin Galleria in Houston. The State Bar will book all complimentary and additional delegate reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your room, complete Step 3 on the registration form and return your form to the State Bar of Texas by November 29, 2021. Every delegate must provide credit card information to guarantee a hotel room. Reservations received after the deadline are subject to availability.

The Westin Galleria Houston
5060 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX, 77056
Phone: (713) 585-4673
Rate: $159/night plus tax
Check-In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 12:00 p.m.

Hotel Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your hotel reservation after registering, please notify the State Bar of Texas at (512) 427-1514 by November 29, 2021. After November 29, you must cancel your reservations directly with the hotel at (713) 585-4673. Your credit card on file will be charged a no-show fee of $159 plus tax if reservations are not canceled 72 hours before check-in.

Special Accommodations

People with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the State Bar at (800) 204-2222, ext. 1514 or (512) 427-1514 prior to November 29, 2021.

Attire

The Local Bar Leaders Conference is a casual event! Keep in mind that meeting rooms are cold, so bring a light sweater or jacket.

Contact Us

Have additional questions? The State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services department is ready to help.
localbars@texasbar.com or (800) 204-2222, ext. 1514

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