2017 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

February 3-4, 2017
Start : Friday, February 03, 2017 04:00 PM
End : Saturday, February 04, 2017 09:15 PM
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Orlando, FL 32830

February 3-4, 2017
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Walt Disney World
® Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Keynote Speakers

Hon. Mike Lee
U.S. Senator, Utah

Hon. Marco Rubio
U.S. Senator, Florida


Friday, February 3, 2017

Opening Remarks
4:15 p.m.

The Legacy of Justice Scalia - Audio/Video
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Hon. Jeff Sutton, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Rachel Kovner, Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States
  • Prof. Michael Morley, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University
  • Prof. John Baker, Professor Emeritus, LSU Law Center
  • Moderator: Hon. Ricky Polston, Justice, Florida Supreme Court 

Address: Hon. Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator, Florida - Audio/Video
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Reception Honoring FL Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Florida and the Future of Trade Policy - Audio/Video
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  • Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach for the Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Dr. Thomas Palley, Senior Economic Policy Advisor, AFL-CIO
  • Bryan Riley, Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst, Trade Policy, The  Heritage Foundation
  • Moderator: Judge Jonathan Gerber, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal

Government Ethics and Corruption - Audio/Video
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

  • Todd Graves, Graves Garrett
  • Renee Flaherty, Institute for Justice
  • Prof. Matthew Stephenson, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Mr. Nick Cox, Florida Statewide Prosecutor
  • Moderator: Judge Susan Rothstein-Youakim, Florida Second District Court of Appeal

Luncheon: Hon. Mike Lee, U.S Senator, Utah - Audio/Video
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Combating Federal Overreach - Audio/Video
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • Amit Agarwal, Solicitor General, Florida
  • Andrew Brasher, Solicitor General, Alabama
  • Scott Keller, Solicitor General, Texas
  • Elbert Lin, Solicitor General, West Virginia
  • Moderator: Hon. Allen Winsor, Florida 1st District Court of Appeals and Former Solicitor General, Florida 

Fireworks/Dessert Reception
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

CLE: The course number for general CLE is 1700252N. The conference is approved for 7 hours of CLE credit.

CJE: This program is approved for 5.75 hours of non-conference sponsored CJE credit. Judges who request credit should email and reference course #17-21. They should also certify that they attended the entire program, or specify which session(s) they attended so that the correct amount of partial credit can be calculated.