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Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference - July 10-11, 2015
Join us for the 2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference at the beautiful Eau Resort & Spa in Palm Beach!

Please call the Eau at (800) 328-0170 to make your reservations.

Eau Hotel
Spa Discount
Enjoy some “me” time! Resort guests staying at the Eau and attending the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference can enjoy a 20% discount at Eau Spa!

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Hit the Jackpot!!

Fast-paced and loaded with information and plenty of networking time and events, the 2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference is set and ready to roll! Check out the 22 educational sessions and all the other special opportunities to be a big winner in the official registration packet!

Conference registration is open!

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2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference Brochure

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! The Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents is offering two partial scholarships to attend the 2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference for those voluntary bar associations who would like to attend, but payment of the $199 registration fee is a hardship. Please complete and submit the grant application. PDF document opens in new window The deadline is June 19, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.


Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference Sponsor Form

Special thanks to our generous
2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference Sponsors
Bulldog Strategy Group

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Florida Lawyers Mutual Ins. Co.


Goidx, LLC

Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co.

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education

The Florida Bar Foundation

The Florida Bar - Young Lawyers Division

Wender, Hedler & Hessen, P.A.

William Orozco

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The 2014 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference was held July 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fl. This two-day conference is designed for current bar association presidents and executive directors. Watch this page for the 2015 conference dates and details. See the Conference program agenda for examples of sessions and events, or view the following VBLC session handouts:

Conference Attendees: Please complete the online 2014 Conference evaluation as soon as possible.

Find yourself! Check out a photo gallery from The Florida Bar's 2014 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference.
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"Stabilizing Revenues for the State Courts System and Clerks of Court," External Link the Nov. 1 report and recommendations of the Revenue Stabilization Workgroup, details findings and recommendations to provide stable funding for the Core Court System. Talking points cover the key aspects of the report and the recommendations. PDF document opens in new window

Diversity & Inclusion

The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Association Diversity Leadership Grants
The purpose of this voluntary bar association grant program is to support initiatives and programs which encourage diversity, diversity training and dialogue among lawyers in Florida through financial support of conferences, seminars, summits and symposia planned and hosted by local and specialty bar associations.

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Examples of Voluntary Bar Diversity Seminars
In an effort to assist Voluntary Bar Associations statewide become well equipped to address the topic of diversity, we have gathered the following information. Several local Bar Associations have provided some valuable background information that may serve as a template for organizing a diversity summit/symposium in your communities.

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Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“Miami-Dade FAWL”), the Dade County Bar Association (“DCBA”) and Disability Independence Group, Inc. (“DIG”)

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Grants & Applications

American Bar Association External Link

Judicial Independence Video (Windows Media Video- 48.75 MB)

Model Local Preference Poll for County and Circuit Judicial Candidates

Issue Paper: Voluntary Bar Associations

CLE and Basic Skills Course Requirements
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