We are pleased to announce the Annual Masters Series Summer Conference will take place nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana at the spectacular setting of the historic French Lick Resort & Casino!
Four of ICLEF’s Masters Series programs will meet concurrently Thursday & Friday, July 27-28 while also allowing for time to enjoy fellowship and all there is to see and do at the French Lick Springs Resort & Casino as well as the remarkable setting of the neighboring West Baden Springs Hotel & Spa.
These Live In-Person Only Seminars are part of ICLEF's Masters Series and are designed as advanced-level session for those practitioners who are experienced attorneys. This discussion-oriented curriculum will take you deeper into tougher, more challenging matters you may face in your practice. Trademarks of The Masters Series include a low faculty-to-attendee ratio, seating arrangements that facilitate interaction, and topics designed to make you think, while providing you with answers to the tough questions and difficult situations you may encounter in your practice. Bring your questions and toughest issues to share with the group.
4 Advanced Level Seminar Available:
Advanced Family Law - 6 CLE
Discussion Lead by: Hon. William J. Hughes
Advanced Issues in Civil Mediation - 6 CLE / 6 CME
Discussion lead by: Teresa L. Todd
Advanced Issues in DUI Defense - 6 CLE
Discussion lead by: Mark A. Foster
Advanced Cyber Security: Protecting the Store for Your Business Client - 6 CLE
Discussion lead by: Richard S. Pitts
Hotel Reservation Information:
We have a limited number of blocked-off rooms for our Masters Conference Attendees at both the beautiful French Lick Resort & Casino & West Baden Springs Resort & Spa. Click Here to make reservations or call 1-844-241-6361 / 1-888-936-9360 to make a reservation using the Group Code 0723ICL. The "cut-off date" is June 29, 2023. Reservations made after this date will still be accepted based on the hotel's prevailing rate and space availability.
You may also wish to consider the following hotels in the area and still join us for all the programming and activities of the conference:
Few things get the blood pumping like the mention of Donald Ross, Pete Dye and Tom Bendelow in the same sentence. Nowhere else in the world can a golfer play courses designed by each of these noted and prolific designers at one resort destination. The rolling hills of southern Indiana provide a beautiful yet challenging experience with 45 holes of legendary golf.
The Pete Dye Course
The Pete Dye Course hosted the 2015 Senior PGA Championship, won by Colin Montgomerie, along with multiple Senior LPGA Championships and Big Ten Conference Championships. Legendary designer Pete Dye carved the course into the hillside of one of the highest points in Indiana to create a unique and scenic Indiana golf experience. Click here to book tee times.
The Donald Ross Course
This classic course designed by iconic architect Donald Ross underwent a $5 million restoration in 2006. When the project was completed, 80 of Ross’ trademark bunkers with flat bottoms and deep, gnarly faces were once again in place along with expanded, square or rectangular shaped greens that severely undulate. Thirty-five of these bunkers are original to the course that Ross constructed in 1917. The course is a par 70 and plays to 7,000 yards. The Donald Ross course has been rated the No. 2 public course in Indiana by GolfWeek every year since 2011. Click here to book tee times.
The Valley Links Course
The Valley Links Course is a nine-hole, fully walkable conversion of the 18-hole Tom Bendelow design that was original to French Lick Springs Hotel. This par-36 course maintains the park-like atmosphere of the Bendelow course with rolling fairways, Scottish-style fescue grasses and strategically placed bunkers. Experienced golfers are certain to take notice of the championship tee length of nearly 3,500 yards. Click here to book tee times.
Dining Options at French Lick & West Baden:
1875 The Steakhouse
Named to commemorate May 17, 1875, the date of the first Kentucky Derby, French Lick Springs Hotel's signature restaurant is located adjacent to the main lobby. Bask in an elegant atmosphere with an open kitchen, overlooking our scenic gardens and iconic Pluto Spring gazebo. Serving 100% premium aged Midwest, corn-fed Angus beef, 1875: The Steakhouse offers choice cuts that are aged to be tender and full of flavor. Click Here for reservations.
Timeless in its beauty and stylishness, Sinclair's offers an impressive dinner menu and wine list. This restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or celebratory dinner for many. Named for Lee W. Sinclair, one of the original owners of West Baden Springs Hotel. Sinclair brought sophistication to southern Indiana and transformed the hotel into a slice of European elegance in America. Located just off the atrium. Click Here for reservations.
• Power Plant Bar & Grill • Café Sinclair's
• Spring No. 8 • Ballard's in the Atrium
• The Grand Colonnade Restaurant • Hagen's Club House Restaurant
• Pluto's Pizzeria
Things to do while at French Lick & West Baden:
French Lick Casino
The best gaming experience in southern Indiana is always nearby at French Lick Casino! Inside our 51,000 square-foot, single-level gaming facility with soaring 27-foot ceilings, you can compete to win big jackpots on slot machines or try your hand at our table games.
The action never stops on our 24-hour casino floor, and French Lick Casino also boasts a luxurious high-limit room and the largest non-smoking room in Indiana. Whether it’s a date night or an outing with a group of friends, this is your nearby escape to enjoy the thrills of the casino floor and promotions in our spacious lounge.
Discover True Relaxation at the French Lick or West Baden Spa
From the time the hotels were originally built in the mid-1800s, French Lick and West Baden have prioritized health and wellness in the guest experience. This legacy is deeply rooted in the famous “miracle waters” of the area’s naturally occurring mineral springs that were said to cure any ailment. The tradition of providing rest, relaxation and rejuvenation continues today at our two world-class spas.
Visit The Spa at French Lick and experience the best in classic American sophistication and leisure. The Spa at West Baden, with European influences weaved throughout the décor and services, offers elegance and luxury reminiscent of the most lavish spas of Paris or London. Whether you are looking for an aromatherapy massage, hydrating facial or a signature mineral bath, discover the ultimate experience in relaxation and indulgence at The Spas at French Lick Resort.
The Spa at French Lick
Offering the best in classic American sophistication and leisure, tranquility is redefined at the 27,000 square-foot Spa at French Lick. Enjoy décor and treatments inspired by the great spas throughout the United States. The Spa at French Lick features 28 rooms with a diverse menu of treatments. Relax and rejuvenate the mind and body while soaking in the legendary Pluto Mineral Bath, or pamper yourself with a luxurious massage or facial. To reserve a spa service or treatment, please call (812) 936-5819. Please make reservations before your stay.
The Spa at West Baden
Ultimate relaxation awaits you at The Spa at West Baden. Encompassing 28,000 square feet in a two-level natatorium layout, Old World luxury and European elegance is seamlessly blended for a one-of-a kind experience. Marble inlaid floors, deep chocolate cabinetry and hand-blown glass create a tranquil environment that will leave your mind, body and soul completely replenished. Indulge in signature treatments including relaxing massages, all-natural facials and more. Take advantage of the fitness center and indoor lap pool to fully renew your body and senses. To reserve a spa service or treatment, please call (812) 936-5801. Please make reservations before your stay.
French Lick Springs Hotel Pool
The new zero-entry outdoor pool with expanded deck space is now open! They've also added more beverage options on the deck, including The Watering Hole, so you can enjoy more time in the sun at our two outdoor pools. You can also take a relaxing soak in the hot tub, located on the opposite site of the breezeway connecting the pool complex to Spring No. 8.
West Baden Springs Hotel Pool
Swim with the majestic view of West Baden Springs Hotel in the background, or just unwind in a lounge chair with a drink in your hand.
The Stables at French Lick Resort
Nestled behind West Baden Springs Hotel, The Stables at French Lick Resort are open daily from 9am-4pm and are home to 27 horses who have each been carefully selected and trained for a minimum of two years by our stables manager. Among them are trail horses for the eight miles of scenic horseback riding trails, the resort’s two carriage horses and ponies that provide rides for the little ones. The Stables also feature a gift shop with Western-style items and souvenirs. Click here for times, price and registration information.
Whether snuggled close to loved ones during a romantic getaway or family bonding, people of all ages enjoy the iconic and nature-filled landscape around the grounds while listening to the gentle clip-clop of our carriage horses. Take in the beauty of French Lick Resort by daylight or twilight with a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride. Rides begin at each hotel and last 20-25 minutes. You can purchase tickets at the West Baden Mercantile, French Lick Mercantile or directly from the carriage driver.
Hiking & Birdwatching
Year-round nature enthusiasts have miles of trails to explore at French Lick Resort. More than 10 miles of trails wind throughout the Hoosier National Forest — perfect for wildlife viewing and exercise in the fresh air.
If you’ve got an eagle eye, the airspace above the trails at French Lick Resort is perfect for spotting birds of all types. There’s a good chance of seeing Indiana’s state bird, the Northern Cardinal, and different types of thrushes, warblers and sparrows are also popular here. You might also spot a wild turkey, owl, red-tailed hawk or bald eagle. At the concierge desk at both French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels, you can pick up a complimentary birdwatching rack card that includes information about the eBird app to download and learn more about the popular birds you’ll see in southern Indiana.
Take aim on a unique challenge at our 75-acre shooting range. Simulate the thrill of a hunt and fire away at clay targets of various trajectories, speeds, elevations, distances and target sizes. No prior experience necessary — it’s a perfect activity for both novice shooters and experienced marksmen. For ages 13 and older. To book a sporting clays experience call (812) 788-2575.
FootGolf combines the elements of soccer and golf to create a fun-filled game all ages can play. Played on the Valley Links Course and using traditional golf rules and etiquette, a soccer ball replaces the golf ball and your feet are used instead of clubs — no prior experience needed. Play a traditional round of 9 or 18 holes, or try the 14-hole Short Course with unlimited play all day. Soccer balls are provided. Click here for price and tee times.
It’s a great day for a ride, and we have bikes for rent. Enjoy the outdoors and discover some of the resort's 3,200 scenic acres. Bikes can be rented at the French Lick Hotel Activities Center.
Other Area Attractions
• French Lick Scenic Railway • Patoka Lake Nature Center
• French Lick Winery • Patoka Lake Winery
• Wilstem Wildlife Park • French Lick-West Baden Indoor Karting
• Shotz Miniature Golf and Lazer Tag • Escape! French Lick Escape Room
• Abbeydell Hall Dinner & Show • Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park