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Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

February 4 — 5, 2022
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Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference 

February 4-5, 2022

 On February 4-5, 2022, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters will host their annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT.

Featuring:

 Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch 

          

  Hon. Mike Pence                            Gov. Ron Desantis

 

If you are interested in sponsoring this conference, please contact Abbie Kepto at abbie.kepto@fed-soc.org for further information.

 

The hotel block at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort is now SOLD OUT. 

The deadline to receive a refund for cancellations is February 1, 2022.

Schedule subject to change.

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3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Welcoming

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Keynote Address by Vice President Michael R. Pence

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Former Vice President Michael R. Pence delivered the Keynote Address at the Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference on February 4th, 2022. He made remarks regarding COVID-19 mandates at the time and the accomplishments of the previous administration.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Michael R. Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States

Speakers

3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Remarks from Attorney General Ashley Moody [Florida Chapters Conference]

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moodey delievered the opening remarks at the Federalist Society's Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference. She was introdueced by Richard Martin, the Florida Office of the Attorney General Chief of Staff.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Ashley Moody, Attorney General of Florida

Speakers

3:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Panel One: Redistricting in Florida: 2010s vs. 2020s

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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The first panel of the Federalist Society's Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference featured an impressive group of lawyers and professors to discuss redistricting in Florida since the previous decade. Judge Meredith Sasso of Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal moderated the discussion.

Featuring:

  • Phillip Gordon, Partner, Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC
  • Dr. Michael McDonald, Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
  • Prof. Michael Morley, Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Meredith Sasso, Florida's 5th District Court of Appeal

Speakers

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Featured Fireside Chat with Gov. Ron DeSantis and Kayleigh McEnany [Florida Chapters Conference]

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Forida Governor Ron Desantis and former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held a fireside chat at the Federalist Society's Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference. Jason Gonzalez of Shutts & Bowen LLP introduced the speakers.

Featuring:

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis, 46th Governor of Florida
  • Kayleigh McEnany, Former White House Press Secretary

Speakers

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Cash Bar Reception Hosted by the Florida Young Lawyers Chapter

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Special Session: Career Pathways in Public Service

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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  • Hon. Elizabeth Branch, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. John Couriel, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Hon. Britt Grant, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. Carlos Muniz, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Tobi Young, Senior Vice President,Legal, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Cognizant Technologies
  • Moderator: Ryan Newman, General Counsel, Governor Ron DeSantis

Speakers

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Panel Two: The End of Roe v. Wade? Abortion in the Courts from Planned Parenthood v. Casey to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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  • Denise Harle, Senior Counsel and Director of Center for Life, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Prof. Merrit McAlister, Associate Professor of Law, Univeristy of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Scott Stewart, Solicitor General of Mississippi
  • Moderator: Hon. Kathryn Mizelle, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Speakers

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel Three: The Role of Federalism and the Separation of Powers in Challenging Government Overreach

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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  • Andrew Ferguson, Solicitor General of Virginia
  • Judd Stone, Solicitor General of Texas
  • Henry Whitaker, Solicitor General of Florida
  • Moderator: Hon. Sarah Warren, Supreme Court of Georgia

Speakers

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon and Roundtable Discussion: Cuba and The Rule of Law

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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  • Maximo Alvarez, President, Sunshine Gasoline Distributors
  • Kristina Arriaga, Former Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Alexander Otaola, Host, Hola Ota-Ola!
  • Rosa María Payá, Founder, Cuba Decide
  • Hon. Carlos Trujillo, Ambassador, Retired and Partner, Continental Strategy
  • Moderator: Hon. John Couriel, Supreme Court of Florida

Speakers

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception and Fireworks Viewing

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

American Adventure Rotunda and Italy Isola - Epcot
200 Epcot Center Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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