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2018 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 1:00 pm

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A full registration ($155) includes all materials, Friday/Saturday breaks, Friday Night Grande Reception and Saturday Breakfast.

A Spouse/other participants ticket ($75) is available for those not registered for the conference and is required to attend the Friday Night Grande Reception.





Hang Ten: A Conversation with the Florida Bar President
Michelle Suskauer – President, The Florida Bar 

Saturday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.




Megan Hooper Keynote Speaker Vol Bar 2018

Keynote Address: Making a Splash: Leadership that Leaves a Legacy
Meagan Hooper, Founder & CEO, 

Friday, July 13, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.





Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is Florida’s new premier resort located near Jensen Beach in Martin County. Guests are welcomed to a beachfront location with coastal-inspired décor and exceptional amenities. Visit for photos and more information.


Hutchinson Shores Resort



The Florida Bar has negotiated a special rate for this conference. Run of House rooms are $164. Oceanfront rooms are $194. This rate includes a valet parking charge of $15/day; there is no self-parking. These rates are subject to an 11% State Sales and Lodging Tax. The Resort is extending this special rate to attendees three days prior to and three days after the official event dates, upon request based on room and rate availability. The $29 daily resort fee is waived.


Individual guests will be responsible for making their own reservations. Attendees can make their reservation online at Please choose SPECIAL CODE and select GROUP/BLOCK and type in the group code FLABAR713.

Reservations can also be made by phone at 1-877-502-4653. Please reference The Florida Bar 2018 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference when making a reservation to ensure that you receive the group rate. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and will be charged a one night’s room and tax deposit at the time of the reservations.

The cut-off date for reservations is June 11, 2018. Upon this date, any rooms in our group allocations that have not been reserved with definite guest names and a guarantee will be released back to the hotel for resale.


Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Early check-in is subject to availability. A late departure charge may apply.


As many as 20 registration scholarships are being offered by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) for aspiring young lawyers who want to attend the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference.

Members of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division* interested in being considered for a scholarship for the amount of registration fee ($155) for the Conference can complete this form and email to [email protected] .

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and emails must be sent no later than May 1, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded by May 15, 2018. Priority will be given to young lawyer leaders in small bar associations or with government/solo/small firm employment.

*Not sure if you’re a member of the YLD? All members of The Florida Bar under age 36, or lawyers who have been practicing five years or fewer, are automatically YLD members.


Become a sponsor of this year’s conference. Two options are presented to totally immerse your company or organization with voluntary bar leaders.
Sponsor-Exhibitor Letter & Sponsorship Agreement 2018


July 13 @ 8:00 am
July 14 @ 1:00 pm


Jeff Doran


Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
3793 NE Ocean Blvd.
Jensen Beach, FL 34957