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2019 Supreme Evening - The FL Supreme Court Historical Society's Annual Dinner

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 07, 2019
  • 9:15 PM
  • University Center Club - Tallahassee


  • Prepaid by the event sponsors for a limited number individuals employed full time with a non-profit Legal Services Organization. Contact FSCHS staff at rsvp@flcourthistory.org for current availability.


The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce that former United States Solicitor General Theodore "Ted" Olson has accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Supreme Evening event.

This annual dinner event is hosted by the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is Florida’s premier judicial event that will take place at the University Center Club in Tallahassee, on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

The event's keynote speaker, Mr. Ted Olson is one of the country’s most high-profile and widely respected litigators of the past 50 years. Mr. Olson has long been one of the nation’s go-to lawyers for complex criminal defense cases and has represented clients across the political and social spectrum from President George W. Bush in the 2000 election challenge to the same-sex marriage petitioners challenging California's Proposition 8 to New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, in the Deflategate scandal.

Highlights of a Supreme Evening 2019 include:

  • The keynote speaker will be the former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore "Ted" Olson, who is considered one of the country’s most high-profile and widely respected litigators,
  • A farewell to the three retiring Supreme Court Justices,
  • Welcoming of the three newly appointed Supreme Court Justices,
  • Chief Justice Charles Canady’s update on the State of the Court; and,
  • The master of ceremonies for the evening, Hank Coxe will assure we are adjourned by 9:15 PM.

Historical Society President, Edward Guedes remarked, "The 2019 Supreme Evening promises to be a very exciting dinner, and Mr. Olson's gracious participation is certain to make this event one of the most sought-after tickets on the legal calendar.”

A Supreme Evening will be hosted at:

University Center Club

403 Stadium Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32304

Thursday, February 7, 2019:

5:30 pm Reception – Champions Club Level – 4th Floor

7:00 pm Dinner – Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Recommended attire:


Event  & Table Sponsorship:

As our main fundraising effort of the year, the 2019 Annual Dinner makes it possible for the Historical Society to carry out its mission to educate the public about the critically important work of the courts in protecting personal rights and freedoms.  Details on Sponsorships are available 

Hotel information for out of town guests:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

101 South Adams St

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 224-5000 

A block of rooms has been reserved for our out-of-town attendees of the Supreme Evening event. When making a reservation, state you are with the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society for a discounted group rate of $189. The reservation cutoff date is January 18, 2019

Online room reservations

Or to call for reservations: 877- 800-2652 before Friday, January 18, 2019

Please reference group code CHS or mention FL Supreme Court Historical Society

Located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, the hotel is only 15 minutes from Tallahassee Regional Airport and provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. The hotel is just steps from the Florida State Capitol, Florida Supreme Court, U.S. Federal Court and just a 6 minute drive to the University Center Club,

Self parking: $15.00 (Max Height 6'7") Valet: $18.00 (Max Height 6'7")

Link to hotel reservations: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/T/THLAPDT-CHS-20190206/index.jhtml

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