FAWL Lobby Days 2017
Monday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 5


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Host Hotel

Hotel Duval, Marriott Autograph Collection
415 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
For room reservations call the hotel directly at 850.224.6000 and ask for "In-House Reservations" Tell them you are with FAWL.
The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle upon request

Schedule (subject to change)

6 - 8

Attendee Welcome Reception Hotel Duval
8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast & CLE Hotel Duval
10 - 11 Lobbying (Schedule Change) Capitol
11:30 - 1:30 Joint Luncheon with FAWL Tallahassee Chapter Governors Club
1:30 - 3 Capitol Tour with Bib Willis (Schedule Change - time and length approximate after Joint Luncheon) Capitol
2:30 - 4:30 Lobbying
5 - 7 Legislative Reception (One complimentary drink ticket per person; cash bar) Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill
9 - Noon Lobbying or Supreme Court Oral Arguments (Optional) Capitol or Florida Supreme Court
Noon - 1 Lunch on your own  
1 - 4 Lobbying (Optional) Capitol
11:30 - 2:30 FAWL Board of Directors Meeting Hotel Duval
3 - 4:30 Investiture of Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson** Florida Supreme Court
  Transportation between the Hotel Duval and the venues will be provided except for the Investiture of Justice Lawson.


Event Descriptions

Monday Attendee Welcome Reception
Meet & greet your fellow members and FAWL chapter and state leaders in a special cocktail reception on the roof patio (weather permitting) of the Hotel Duval. Registration includes hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket. A full cash bar will be available.  

Tuesday Breakfast & CLE (Approved by The Florida Bar for 1.5 General CLE, Intermediate Level*)
Florida Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation
Full buffet breakfast.
In this comprehensive and interactive workshop, three leaders of Florida's anti-human trafficking efforts will explore what has been accomplished and then define the work that still needs to be done to protect victims and prevent human trafficking in the state. They will examine what is happening on the state, federal and international levels. The co-chairs of FAWL's Legislative & Lobby Days Committee will brief participants on key goals of the upcoming lobbying efforts and effective strategies for success.

  • Jenay Iurato, Principal, Iurato Law Firm PL, Tampa
  • Brent A. Woody, Lead Counsel/Executive Director, West Florida Center for Trafficking Advocacy
  • "Amy," a 2015 Law School Graduate & Human Trafficking Survivor
  • Kim Hosley, Co-Chair, FAWL Legislative Committee
  • Adrienne Rabinowitz, Co-Chair, FAWL Legislative Committee
*This program is also approved by The Florida Bar for 1.5 Certification Credits for Criminal Appellate Law, Criminal Trial Law, Juvenile Law, State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice.

Tuesday Capitol Tour

Get a comprehensive orientation tour to help maximize your time while visiting your legislators later in the day.

Tuesday Joint Luncheon CLE FAWL & TWL (FAWL Tallahassee Chapter) (Approved by The Florida Bar for 1.0 General CLE, Intermediate Level**)

The Unique Florida Constitution and the Opportunity to Improve It
featuring Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte (Biography)
  - President Emeritus and Professor, Florida State University
  - Dean, Florida State College of Law, 1984-1989
  - President, American Bar Association, 1991-1992
  - President, Florida State University, 1993-2003
  - Author, Florida Constitutional Law (2d ed., Oxford University Press, 2016)
An overview of the process to be taken by Florida's 2017-2018 Constitutional Revision Commission. President D'Alemberte will provide insight into the logistics and process governing the commission's work in the coming year.
**This program is also approved by The Florida Bar for 1.0 Certification Credits for City, County and Local Government Law and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice.

Tuesday Legislative Reception
Mix and mingle with your fellow members, your state legislators, and their key staff members in the fun, relaxed atmosphere of Harry's Seafood Grill and Bar.  Hors d'oeuvres and full cash bar. Conference registrants will receive on complimentary drink ticket.

Wednesday Supreme Court Oral Arguments (Optional)

Take advantage of this opportunity with some of the greatness legal minds in the country argue their case before the highest Court in the State. (Subject to the Court's calendar.)

Wednesday Investiture of Florida Supreme Court Justice C. Alan Lawson
On December 16, 2016, Gov. Rick Scott appointed C. Alan Lawson, Chief Judge of the Fifth District Court of Appeal. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice James E.C. Perry. This is a unique opportunity to witness the formal installation of the the 86th Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
**The ceremony is open to the public, and there is a very limited number of seats available for FAWL members. Advance reservations are suggested, but we are unable to confirm the availability of seating. Transportation will not be provided to this event.

Event Registration Fees - Advance Registration Is Required For All Events

  FAWL Member Price Non-Member Price
Welcome Reception (incl. 1 drink ticket) $35 $50
Breakfast & CLE $35 $50
Capitol Tour No Charge No Charge
Joint Luncheon $30 $35
Lobbying No Charge No Charge
Legislative Reception No Charge No Charge
Lobbying No Charge No Charge
Supreme Court Oral Arguments No Charge No Charge
Lobbying No Charge No Charge
FAWL Board of Directors Meeting No Charge Not Applicable (FAWL Members Only)
Investiture of Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson** No Charge Reservations are not available to non-members



 Event Sponsors

Welcome Reception Sponsor


CLE Sponsor

Joint Luncheon Sponsors


Mission Sponsors







 VIP Sponsor

 Laurie A. Thompson

Capitol Sponsor

Jennifer Erdelyi, U.S. Trust


Thank You To Our Annual Sponsors!
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   Joel M Weissman PA