2024 Catholic Bar Association Conference and General Assembly

Catholic Lawyers: Uniting Law and Reason

October 10-12, 2024

Louisville, Kentucky


Red Mass Celebrant and Homilist

The Most Reverend
Shelton J. Fabre
Archbishop of Louisville

St. Thomas More Lecturer

John H. Garvey
President emeritus
Catholic University of America

St. John Fisher Lecturer

The Most Reverend

Thomas J. Paprocki
Bishop of Springfield in Illinois

Charles Rice Lecturer

Gerard Bradley

Professor of Law emeritus
Notre Dame Law School

Professor Paul DeHart


Texas State University

Brendan Wilson

Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath and Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame Law

Scott Pollock

Owner, Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.

Andrea Picciotti-Bayer


The Conscience Project

Nina Shea

Director, Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute

Patrick Jenevein


Pointe Bello, a

Strategic Intelligence Firm

Eric Kniffin

Fellow,Ethics and Public Policy Center

and Owner, Kniffin Law

Nikolas T. Nikas


Bioethics Defense Fund

Peter H. Wickersham


Peter H. Wickersham, P.C.


Conference Venue and hotel accommodations at the

Seelbach Hilton Louisville

500 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202   +1-502-585-3200

 Book a room by clicking here

or call Hilton reservations at 1-800-333-3399 group code GCBA.

Single (One Queen bed) $169.
King or Double (Two double beds) $ 179.

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

Room block rates expire September 23

Red Mass

Basilica of the Assumption

433 S. Fifth Street

Louisville, KY 40202

Saturday, October 12
 5:30 P.M. ET

Principal Celebrant and Homilist
The Most Reverend Shelton Fabre
Archbishop of Louisville

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

The CBA will be applying for 9.0 CLE credit hours in Kentucky and in at least 10 other states: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. We will also apply in any other state in which three or more conference attendees are licensed if registered by September 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 info@catholicbar.org. Credit recognition varies by state. 

At least 9.0 CLE credit hours were pre-approved or reciprocally recognized in 17 states for CBA 2023 and was self-reported in 7 other states.

There is no additional charge for requesting CLE credit.


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

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel, 500 South 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

Thursday, October 10, 2024

5:30 - 7 PM   Welcome Reception

Friday, October 11, 2024

9 AM - 5 PM  Plenary Conference Sessions

5 PM - 7 PM  Reception

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

Saturday, October 12, 2024

9 AM - 4 PM  Plenary Conference Sessions and General Assembly

5:30 PM         Red Mass

The Most Reverend Shelton Fabre, Archbishop of Louisville, Celebrant and Homilist

Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S 5th Street, Louisville, KY 40202

7:00 PM         Red Mass Banquet and Keynote Address

St. Thomas More Lecture Keynote Address

John H. Garvey, President emeritus Catholic University of America

Seelbach Hilton, 500 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202

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