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Catholic Lawyers: Upholding the Rule of Law           

2022 Annual CBA Conference and General Assembly

and Diocese of Dallas Red Mass

Co-sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of Dallas

October 13-15, 2022               

University of Dallas, Irving, Texas               

Annual Meeting Re-cap

Catholic Lawyers: Upholding the Rule of Law

The 2022 General Assembly and Annual Conference of the Catholic Bar Association was held at the University of Dallas in Dallas, Texas, from October 13 to 15, 2022 was excellent!  It featured:

  • A thoughtful address in the St. Thomas More Lecture by 3rd Circuit Judge Thomas M. Hardiman at the Annual Red Mass Banquet


St. Thomas More Lecture delivered by

Thomas M. Hardiman

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Homilist, St. John Fisher Speaker

Most Rev. Joseph F. Naumann

Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas

The Charles E. Rice Memorial Lecture

Charles E. Rice (“Charlie”) was a founding advisor of the Catholic Bar Association and passed away on February 25, 2015.  Prior to his passing, Professor Rice played an integral role in laying the foundation for the establishment of the Catholic Bar Association.

Charlie Rice was, above all other things, a man of God, devoted to the teachings of the Church and his love of the Lord, Jesus Christ.   His faith formed his character, a man known as a faithful husband, a loving father, an inspiring teacher and a devoted friend.  Charlie’s door was always open to those in need, regardless of views and differences, with compassion and kindness, as well as a bit of humor. Charlie Rice was a modern day example of St. Thomas More, standing firm in his convictions and lived his life as a great defender of the faith.

The Charles E. Rice Memorial Lecture is held annually in honor of Professor Rice.  The Lecture focuses generally on the natural law from a Catholic perspective and its role within the legal system.  Each year, the Catholic Bar Association holds this lecture in conjunction with its General Assembly meeting of its members across the world. 

In recognition of her scholarship and outstanding support for life, the Catholic Bar Association is pleased to honor Teresa Collett as its 2022 Charles E. Rice Lecturer.

Teresa Collett

Professor of Law
University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis)

Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Ph.D.

Archeparchy of Philadelphia
Ukrainian Catholic Church

Charles LiMandri

Constitutional Rights and

First Amendment Advocacy

Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Missouri

Gerard Wegemer, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Thomas More Studies
University of Dallas

Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D.

University of Dallas

Louis Brown

Executive Director
Christ Medicus Foundation

Mike Schutt

Director, Law School Fellows
Christian Legal Society

Policy Analyst, Tech Policy Center
The Heritage Foundation

C'Zar Bernstein

Philosopher, Author
and Lawyer

Conference Registration Fees

Member Rates

$ 400 Full Conference Registration

$ 90 Banquet ticket only

Non-Member Rates

$ 525 Full Conference Registration

$ 125 Banquet ticket only 

Other Rates

(exclude evening events)

$ 265 Single day rate

$ 135 One half-day rate

$ 50 Students

Register here

Full Conference Registration includes lunch (Friday and Saturday), Cocktail  Reception, and the Banquet following the Red Mass.

Single and half-day pricing includes lunch but does not include a banquet ticket.

Cancellation Policy:

Conference registrations canceled before October 1, 2022 will be refunded in their entirety. For cancellations requested on or after October 1, 2022, $150 will be deducted from the registration refund to help offset costs and obligations already incurred.

Red Mass

Principal Celebrant

The Most Reverend

Edward J. Burns

Bishop of Dallas


The Most Reverend

Joseph F. Naumann

Archbishop of

Kansas City in Kansas

Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

2215 Ross Avenue

Dallas, TX 75201

Banquet following at

Dallas Marriott Downtown

Plaza Ballroom

650 North Pearl St.

Dallas, Texas 75201

Saturday, October 15, 5:00 P.M. CT

Co-sponsored by the Saint Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas

Banquet following the Red Mass with the St. Thomas More Lecture delivered by

Thomas M. Hardiman

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Marriott Las Colinas

223 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039

CBA Group Rate of $139

A limited number of rooms at the group rate are still available!

Check-in time: 3:00 PM   Check-out: 12 PM

NOTE: Room Rate includes complimentary on-site Internet and parking as well as access to an on-site Fitness Center and a full-service Business Center. Room Rates DO NOT include breakfast. Taxes and fees are excluded in the above rate.

The Catholic Bar Association


Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

The Catholic Bar Association has received approval for CLE credit hours for the 2022 conference as follows:

Total General
 Florida 13.0
1.0 (Technology)
 Illinois 9.0
1.0 (Diversity and Inclusion)
10.5 8.5
 Louisiana 9.0
7.0 1.0
1.0 (Professionalism)
 Missouri 10.8
 Nebraska 9.0
 Pennsylvania 9.0

CLE credit approval request is pending in Virginia. We will also apply for CLE credit approval in any state in which 3 or more of our conference attendees are accredited. Additionally, the CBA provides a Certificate of Attendance to attorneys accredited in other states allowing them to self-report. Requests for CLE credit approval in other states can be sent to info@catholicbar.org.

Credit recognition varies by state. 

There is no additional charge for requesting CLE credit.


As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of supporters to help underwrite the organization and the Annual Conference. Please consider sponsoring this year's conference. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Sponsorship Form

Please consider underwriting any of of the following items

for the 2020 Catholic Bar Association Conference.

 Saturday banquet food costs $20,000
 Saturday reception and venue costs $10,000
 Friday reception food & beverage $ 3,000
 Shuttle Transportation (per day) $ 2,500
 Photography for the conference $ 2,000
 Welcome reception food & beverage $ 2,000
 Any of the catered meal times
 $ 1,500
 Entertainment for Friday reception $ 1,000
 Presenter Honorariums (varies by speaker)

 $ 1,000

 CLE Application fees
 $   800
 Conference programs
 $   675
 Travel and lodging for speakers (varies by speaker)

 $   500

 Red Mass items

Banquet room fee
 $   750
 $   750
 $   500
Mass programs
 $   500
 $   400

Banquet ticket for complimentary guest (e.g., priest, religious, judge, law student)

 $   125

To learn about other underwriting opportunities for the 2022 conference, please email us at info@catholicbar.org.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Friend Sponsors

Peter H. Wickersham, P.C.


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