The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to have the former United States Solicitor General Theodore "Ted" Olson as 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.
His keynote presentation – “The Supreme Court of the United States, Present and Future” – will highlight Mr. Olson’s keen insights and first-hand experiences from his sixty-three arguments before SCOTUS in cases involving everything from the First Amendment to sports betting to voting rights and same-sex marriage .
Mr. Olson will be introduced by prominent and well respected trial and appellate attorney, Barry Richard, who is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and former co-counsel with Mr. Olson in Bush v. Gore.
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,
- Welcoming of the three newly appointed Supreme Court Justices,
- Chief Justice Charles Canady’s update on the State of the Court
- The master of ceremonies for the evening, Hank Coxe will ensure 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
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
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 $209. The reservation cutoff date is January 15, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is SOLD OUT
Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
316 W. Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-422-0071 or toll free: 866-716-8133
Online room reservations
Call for reservations: 850-422-0071 or toll free: 866-716-8133
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Four Points by Sheraton is located a block from 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 blocks for from the Florida State Capitol, Florida Supreme Court, U.S. Federal Court and just a 6 minute drive to the University Center Club,
Includes free airport shuttle, self parking. fitness center and a business center.