2023 LCA Conference & Celebration of Fellows

August 30- September 1, 2023
Banff, Alberta


The 2023 LCA Conference & Celebration of Fellows will be held August 30-September 1st at the Fairmont Banff Springs in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada.  The conference is designed for Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America to enhance their already superior trial skills, to address practical issues and topics challenging litigators in today’s changing legal environment, and to afford each individual the opportunity to hear from and interact with North America’s finest trial and appellate lawyers.

Participants will be provided with advanced tools for continued success and expertise in trial techniques, evidence presentation, courtroom technology, case evaluations and marketing, as well as negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. New Fellows of the LCA will be formally inducted into the society during the black tie Celebration of Fellows Gala on Thursday, August 31, 2023. The conference will also give Fellows the opportunity to network with other distinguished attorneys from across North America, earn CLE credit and enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Please note passports are required for US citizens entering Canada.

Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue
Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L1J4

To reserve your room online, please visit: https://book.passkey.com/event/50578320/owner/56367/home

There is a warm welcome awaiting you at the legendary Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. For more than a century, ‘The Castle in the Rockies’ has been providing luxury in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The discovery of hot springs in the area led to the creation of Banff, Canada’s first national park. Within this setting, the Banff Springs hotel offers stunning vistas, exceptional regional cuisine and impeccable service, offer an unforgettable retreat.

Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada, offers a wealth of exciting activities for all seasons, including hiking, a 27-hole championship golf course, fishing, river rafting, horseback riding, downhill and cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skating and a wealth of other exciting activities.

Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

Enjoy a short stroll from the hotel and explore the charming town of Banff, Alberta. Discover local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants, year-round Banff Lake Louise events, and popular local attractions including the Banff Gondola and the mineral rich Banff Upper Hot Springs.

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available for this conference. In order to obtain the group rate, please contact the resort directly before Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 866-540-4406 or visit the LCA Fairmont Banff Springs reservations page.  After July 26, rooms will not be available at the LCA’s discounted rate. Please specify the LCA 2023 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows to take advantage of the following group rates:

  • Fairmont Room–  $605.00 CAD + tax and fees
  • Junior Suite– $905.00 CAD + tax and fees (limited availability)

Rates will be honored three (3) days pre-conference and three (3) days post-conference, based on availability at time of reservation. Rooms and rates on post-conference dates are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Making your reservation early is strongly suggested.  If room block capacity is reached on or before July 26, 2023, the LCA rate will not be guaranteed and may no longer be available. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of the reservation. Gratuity for bellmen, doormen, and others who render intermittent personal services are not included in the resort service charge.

If you are unable to reserve your room prior to Wednesday, July 26, 2023, please contact Beth Rich at Beth.Rich@Litcounsel.org to be placed on a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00PM MST on arrival day and reserved until 12:00PM MST on departure day.

Please familiarize yourself with Fairmont Banff Spring’s cancellation policy as the LCA is not responsible for any cancellation fees or other hotel charges.  

Explore Fairmont Banff Springs with the  hotel map.

For the full agenda, please click HERE.


6:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception (Conference Attendees and Guests)
Mt. Stephan Hall
(Dressy Casual)


7:00 AM– 7:45 AM
Breakfast (Conference Attendees Only)
New Brunswick Room

7:00 AM– 1:30 PM
Curio Foyer

8:00 AM– 1:30 PM
Conference General Session
Alberta Room
(Business Casual)

1:20 PM
Lunch and Networking (Conference Attendees Only)
New Brunswick Room

2:15 PM
Meeting of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute
Frontenac Room

2:15 PM
Meeting of the Intellectual Property Institute
Champlain Room

6:00 PM
New Inductee Group Photo (New Inductees Only)
Oak Room
(Black Tie)

6:15 PM
New Inductee Cocktail Reception (New Inductees and Guests)
Oak Room
(Black Tie)

7:00 PM– 10:00 PM
Celebration of Fellows Gala (Conference Attendees and Guests)
Alhambra Ballroom
(Black Tie)


7:00 AM– 7:45 AM
Breakfast (Conference Attendees Only)
New Brunswick Room

7:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Curio Foyer

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Conference General Session
Alberta Room
(Business Casual)


The closest airport to Fairmont Banff Springs is Calgary International Airport (YYC). Please note passports are required for US citizens entering Canada.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is located approximately 80 miles (130 km) East of the resort. Most major airline carriers fly into Calgary.


Airport shuttles may be available via Banff Airporter, Banff Sedan and Pursuit from the Calgary International Airport to Fairmont Banff Springs. Schedules and rates are subject to change without notice.

Please email the Concierge team for current schedules and pricing, advance reservations are recommended.

Taxi and private vehicle services are available from Calgary International Airport and can be arranged by our Concierge Team. Rates are subject to change at short notice. For current pricing and availability please email Concierge.

All major car rental agencies are represented at the Calgary International Airport, and some are in the Banff town site. Reservations are required. There is a Hertz office located in Fairmont Banff Springs.

Explore Fairmont Banff Springs with the  hotel map.

The town of Banff is a 15-minute walk from Fairmont Banff Springs. As an alternative to walking, the Fairmont offers complimentary ROAM Transit passes for all hotel guests.






Guests are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, August 30th and the Celebration of Fellows Gala on Thursday, August 31st. Guests must be registered to attend LCA events.


Scholarship Notice. In accordance with all states requiring full or partial scholarships or grants be provided for the educational portion of the 2023 LCA Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows, this will serve as notice that scholarships are available based upon a showing of need by the applicant/attendee. This notice hereby adopts each requirement and element of applicable state bar rules for the applicant/attendee seeking a scholarship. Scholarships apply to the educational portion of the conference only. For further information, please contact G. Steven Henry at Steve.Henry@litcounsel.org.

The LCA conference registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received before Monday, June 26, 2023. Cancellations received between June 26 and July 25, 2023, will be refunded at fifty percent (50%) of the total fee, OR the total fee may be credited to a future LCA event. Due to the financial commitments made to the Resort by the LCA, cancellations received on or after Wednesday, July 26, 2023, are non-refundable. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge.


The LCA offers Fellows and their firms the opportunity to sponsor events (breakfasts, breaks, cocktail receptions, etc.) at its conferences and special events. This is a great opportunity for a firm to maximize visibility and networking potential. The LCA limits the number of sponsorships per conference in order to increase national exposure for each sponsor.

Sponsorship Benefits:

• Full-Page Ad (Firm Overview and Logo) in Conference Book
• Firm Logo Displayed on Registration Area Signage
• Sponsor Ribbons for Firm Attendees
• Firm Logo Displayed on On-Site Signage During the Conference
• Oral Acknowledgement During the General Session
• Recognition in the Schedule of Events (available online and in the Conference Book)
• Recognition Through LCA’s Social Media Channels



Induction of Fellows Gala Entertainment

Welcome Reception

Thursday Lunch

Conference Audio/Visual

Thursday’s Breakfast

Friday’s Breakfast

Course Materials- (Firm Logo Appears on Conference Book)

Thursday’s Continuous Beverage Service and Refreshment Break

Friday’s Continuous Beverage Service and Refreshment Break

Champagne Toast to the 2023 Inductees

Thumb Drive Containing Course Materials (Firm Logo on Thumb Drive)


If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please contact Beth Rich at 212.724.4128 or Beth.Rich@litcounsel.org.

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