Join us for the
2023 Catholic Bar Association Conference and General Assembly

October 26-28 at the Arlington (VA) Campus of George Mason University


Check out the amazing line-up of confirmed presenters!

The Honorable

William H. Pryor, Jr.

Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

The Honorable

Justin R. Walker

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

The Honorable

Robert J. Conrad, Jr.

Judge, U.S. District Court,

Western District of North Carolina

The Reverend

Robert A. Sirico

President Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Acton Institute

Helen Alvaré

Antonin Scalia Law School

George Mason University

Nicole Stelle Garnett

University of Notre Dame

Law School

Heather A. Lachenauer

University of Dallas

Erika Bachiochi

Ethics and Public Policy Center

Mark Rienzi

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Columbus School of Law

Mattias Caro

Caro Law PLLC and Dominion Law Group

Co-sponsored by the Saint Thomas More Guild for Legal Professionals in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia


Hilton Arlington

950 North Stafford Street

Arlington (Ballston), Virginia 22203


 Book a room by clicking here

or call Hilton reservations at 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the group code "CBAA".

Single $169

Double $189

The above rates do not include any applicable state or municipal taxes or fees.

Red Mass


Basilica of Saint Mary

310 South Royal Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Principal Celebrant and Homilist
The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington


Saturday, October 28
5:00 P.M. ET

Co-sponsored by the Thomas More Guild of Legal Professionals of the Diocese of Arlington

Purchase Red Mass Banquet Tickets*

Westin Alexandria Old Town

400 Courthouse Square

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

* Separate Red Mass Banquet tickets are only needed by those not attending the full conference.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

The Catholic Bar Association will apply for CLE to the following states:

 Florida  Kentucky  Nebraska  Virginia
 Illinois  Louisiana  Pennsylvania  Washington
 Kansas  Missouri  Texas  Wisconsin

The CBA will also apply for CLE credit approval in any state in which 3 or more of our conference attendees are accredited if they register by October 10. Additionally, the CBA provides a Certificate of Attendance and supporting documentation to assist attorneys accredited in other states allowing them to self-report. Requests for CLE credit approval in other states can be sent to Credit recognition varies by state. 

There is no additional charge for requesting CLE credit.


Check back closer to the conference for more details of speaker dates and times.

All times are specified in Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT).

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held at George Mason University Van Metre Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

5 - 7 PM    Welcome Reception

Friday, October 27, 2023

8 AM  Mass for CBA Conference Attendees

9 AM  Conference in Plenary

5 PM  Reception

Dinner on your own. We encourage Alumni groups and Affiliate chapters to meet during this time.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

9 AM  Conference in Plenary

2 PM  CBA Members General Assembly and Business Meeting

5 PM  Red Mass, Basilica of St. Mary, 310 S Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

7 PM  Red Mass Reception and Banquet, Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

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