STLA FALL RETREAT 10/5-8/2017 St. Petersburg, Florida

Celebrate 30 years of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association at the Vinoy Hotel on the water in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our CLE cost is only $199. 


On behalf of the STLA we welcome you to our Fall CLE in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Expect a great time of learning and fellowship; pool time, beach time, and more.   St. Pete is a vibrant city with a lively downtown next to Tampa Bay. Enjoy the World Class Dali Museum or check out the internationally renown Chiluly Collection nearby.

The CLE begins Thursday 10/5 with a Happy Hour at the Vinoy Veranda from 4-5 pm.

From there we move to the Canopy for the reception from 530-7pm on Thursday.

Friday 10/6 we have a breakfast followed by the CLE from 9-2. Our speakers include:

Joe Fried

Gary Gober

John Romano

Arthur Bryant

Howard Spiva



Saturday is the Board meeting from 10-1130.




St. Pete and St. Pete Beach are terrific – Lots to do in Downtown, all within walking distance of the Vinoy Hotel. More than 75 restaurants and bars. St. Pete Beach is where we will have a day long “STLA Beach House” for all registrants.

The CLE is only $199.

Register Online here!

For this members-only event STLA has a room block at the luxurious Vinoy Hotel.  The rate is $209, a savings of nearly $100 a night for this majestic 5 star hotel. Email Jody right away to get on the room block list. He will send along a link or an email to sign up for a room.


Getting there:

The Tampa International Airport is a 15-18 minute ride from the Vinoy Hotel.

Events at a Glance:

Thursday October 5, 2017

4:00 p.m.: Check in & enjoy the unofficial start to the CLE  at the outdoor hotel lobby bar with drinks on the STLA President!

5:00 – 7 p.m.:  Enjoy the opening reception with light hor d’oeuvres and open bar for members at the Canopy Lounge, a rooftop restaurant with superb views of the bay:


Thursday night, enjoy St. Pete and  downtown, all within a short walk of the hotel. Whether it’s Beach Drive and its outdoor restaurants, or the more than 75 restaurants, night life, live music, Cuban Food, bars , shopping, and cigars.


Friday October 6, 2017:

8:00 – 9: 00             Hot Breakfast before the CLE

9:00 – 2:00             Hear some of the best speakers in the country. We’ll have a new                                               format, with lunch served in the conference room.


All Weekend                 Enjoy the can’t miss cultural spots that have people coming from around the world to enjoy The Dali Museum and The Chihuly Collection. We will be working on other day and half day trips for members and spouses alike.



Saturday October 7, 2017

10 AM-1130AM              Board of Governors Meeting


All day                            Beach party at the STLA Beach House.




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