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2021 Southern Conference of Bar Presidents

October 21-23, 2021 | Orlando

The Florida Bar is proud to host the 2021 Southern Conference of Bar Presidents annual meeting at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, October 21-23. Join us in the Sunshine State for great food, after-hours Florida fun, and Southern hospitality.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 21

Noon Registration Opens
1:00–5:00 p.m. Executive Directors Meeting
6:30–9:00 p.m. Group Dinners at Disney Springs®
Meet group transportation at the Convention Center Porte CochéreSponsored by Member Benefits Inc.

Friday, October 22

7:30–8:30 a.m. Bar Executives & Bar Leaders Breakfast

Sponsored by LawPay

8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Florida Bar President Michael G. Tanner and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady
9:00–10:15 a.m. Educational Program: The Pulse Nightclub Shooting: Legal Issues and Response
Speakers: Mayanne Downs and Sheriff John Mina
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10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–11:45 a.m. Educational Program: Bush vs Gore: Two Decades Later
Speakers: Barry Richard and David Boies
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11:45 a.m.–noon Wrap-Up Discussion
1:00–5:00 p.m. Free Time
6:30–10:00 p.m. Group Dinner – Harambe Marketplace at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Meet group transportation at the Convention Center Porte CochéreSponsored by Fastcase

Saturday, October 23

7:30–8:30 a.m. Bar Executives & Bar Leaders Breakfast

Sponsored by LawPay

8:45–10:15 a.m. Educational Program: The Rosewood Massacre: The Enduring Legacy Then and Now
Speaker: Martha Barnett
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10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–11:45 a.m. Educational ProgramGideon v. Wainwright
Speaker: Paul Rashkind
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11:45 a.m.–noon Wrap-Up Discussion and Closing Remarks
1:00–5:00 p.m. Free Time
6:30–8:30 p.m. Group Dinner
SummerHouse at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & SpaSponsored by InReach CE Solutions

Know Before You Go


The recommended attire is business casual or resort casual during the conference sessions and resort casual for the dinners. The Friday evening and Saturday evening dinners are scheduled for outside, weather permitting.

Walt Disney World Resort Health and Safety Information

Visit Disney’s Experience Updates webpage to see the latest health and safety information, including face covering requirements.

Walt Disney World Park Passes

Visit the Park Reservations webpage to purchase your Walt Disney World park passes.  All parks currently have ticket availability.

Other Fun Stuff

Browse through the official Orlando Attendee Guide for all the information you could ever want on arts and culture, shopping, attractions, and dining and entertainment.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


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Member Benefits specializes in the management of professional association member benefits programs. Serving bar associations for more than 30 years, we provide customized health and insurance-based products to individual members, solos, and small and large law firms.


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Past Presidents

  • Edward Blumberg
  • Kelly Overstreet Johnson
  • Lucian Pera
  • John Stewart
  • Darrell Sutton
  • Edward Weiner
  • Gwynne Young

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the 2021 SCBP Annual Meeting? We offer several sponsorship levels.

Conference Registration

Registration is $895 per attendee ($1,190 with guest). This price includes tickets to all events and dinners (with the exception of optional activities) and the guest registration includes all three dinners.

Hotel Information

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the host hotel. Our special group rate of $299 will be available until September 30, 2021 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Suites will be offered at 20% off the prevailing rate, based on availability.

  • No resort fee
  • Overnight self-parking: $25 per day
  • Overnight valet parking: $33 per night

Make your reservations online or call Disney Group Reservations at 407-939-4686.