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2020 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference

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The 2020 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference is set for July 10-11 at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando. Join more than 150 voluntary bar leaders from small to large size bars for two full days of educational sessions and networking opportunities all designed to help develop skillful and informed bar leaders.

For travel plans, please note the conference will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 10, and end at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. 

2020 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference


Many voluntary bar leaders who have attended the VBLC in the past say this is a not to be missed event. Now, you, too, can be apart of Florida’s largest gathering of voluntary bar leaders. If you are not a member of The Florida Bar, please register using the guest access at the same link. Registration closes July 8.

Young Lawyers Division Scholarships

The Young Lawyers Division is offering to pay the registration fee for as many as 15 attorneys who want to attend the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference. Complete and submit an application by May 15, 2020. Recipients will be notified by May 31.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

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Margaritaville Resort Orlando

The venue for the conference is the beautiful Margaritaville Resort Orlando, located minutes from amusement parks and Orlando/Kissimmee area attractions. Rooms are available for $179/night, plus taxes and a $15 resort fee. Hotel rates are extended three days before and three days after for those who want to add some leisure time to their travel plans. Two options are available for making your hotel reservations, online and by phone. Reservation cut-off is June 17.


Take a peek at the program and see what’s in store for the 2020 leadership excursion. Full program coming soon!

Keynote Speaker

Leading Happy, Healthy and Successful Lives

Mark Eiglarsh, Happiness Specialist, Eiglarsh Happiness Systems

Mark EiglarshLooking for the tools to overcome stress, focus your mind and improve relationships at work and home? Then attendance at the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference to hear keynote speaker Mark Eiglarsh is a must for your 2020 agenda. Eiglarsh, a formerly unhappy guy, made a career out of solving everyone’s problems but his own. Now, this successful criminal defense attorney, television and radio on-air legal expert, adjunct law professor, devoted husband and proud father has reclaimed his happiness. Eiglarsh will bring to the Conference his mission to share how bar leaders can lead happy, healthy and successful lives, in spite of the unique demands of their law practice and whatever other challenging circumstances they may be facing.
Learn more about Eiglarsh.

Past Conference Programs and Photos