The Historical Society’s A Supreme Evening will again live up to a well-earned reputation in Florida’s legal community as the “must-attend event” of the new year. We are excited to announce this year’s keynote presenter is Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. Mr. Meacham will tailor his presentation for the evening to include a historical view of American presidents’ professionalism and leadership.
The Historical Society will present this premier judicial event as a live broadcast on January 28, 2021, starting at 6:00 pm EST. The live evening event will also be interactive with simultaneous streaming on multiple online platforms. This professionally produced format guarantees it will be easy to access, hassle-free to attend, and NOT another weekday Zoom meeting.
A Supreme Evening 2021 will be an entertaining, informative, and interactive event for you to join your friends and legal and judicial colleagues virtually.
A Supreme Evening agenda includes;
- Jon Meacham’s live presentation of Leadership and Professionalism and the American Presidents, followed by a Q&A session with event attendees
- Meet the new Justices with live interviews of Justice John D. Couriel & Jamie R. Grosshans
- Chief Justice Charles Canady will provide an update on The State of the Court and a sneak preview of the Court’s plans for the Judicial Learning Center
- Find out about the many Historical Society activities that support the State’s Court
- Plus, a one-hour CLE professionalism credit approval for attending is pending
There will be no charge to attend A Supreme Evening 2001 for members of The Florida Bar and guests. However, you will need to preregister to receive CLE credit for the event. The registration page website will open on or before December 16, 2020. Check back here for updates
Presidential Historian and Author
Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Meacham is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on CNN and MSNBC.
Known as a skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs, Meacham brings historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives.
His latest #1 New York Times bestseller, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, examines the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear. Meacham is a co-author of the recently released book, Impeachment: An American History, which reveals the three impeachments’ complicated motives in U.S. history.
Meacham’s Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. The Times said, “Destiny and Power reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it.” Meacham delivered eulogies for both President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush.
Meacham’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, was hailed as “masterful and intimate” by Fortune magazine. His other national bestsellers include Franklin and Winston, American Gospel, and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.
Support the Historical Society with an event Sponsorship
This year’s statewide event promises to be another outstanding evening that will be available to all Florida Bar members at no charge, and it’s your sponsorship support that will make this happen.
A Supreme Evening is the main fundraiser and friend raising event for the Historical Society. The Society uses these funds to educate the public about the work of the courts in protecting personal rights and freedoms, and to preserve and honor the history of the Supreme Court of Florida. We invite you to sponsor this event by registering online or submitting a printer friendly Sponsorship Agreement to us by mail, email at firstname.lastname@example.org,