Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, 2015

Schedule of Events

A downloadable PDF version of the event's printed program may be accessed here. A downloadable version of the event's materials may be accessed here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

3:00 pm: Registration Opens – Bombay Room

3:00 pm: Exhibitors – Bombay Room 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Opening Reception and Special Remarks – Courtyard Terrace

6:45 pm Featured Remarks: The Honorable Antonin Scalia

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

7:15 pm: Depart for Class Dinners

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Class Dinners at Old Town Alexandria Restaurants

Geranio Ristorante – Presidents

The Warehouse Bar and Grill – Presidents-elect

Il Porto Ristorante – Past Presidents

Overwood—Executive – Directors

Friday, October 9, 2015

7:00 am – Noon: Registration – Bombay Room

7:30 am – 8:45 am: Breakfast – Athens Room

8:00 am – Noon: Exhibitors – Bombay Room

8:00 am: Welcome and Featured Remarks – Paris Ballroom

Linda A. Klein, Esq.

President-elect, American Bar Association, Atlanta, GA

8:15 am - 9:00 am: Program — 2016 Presidential Election in Perspective

W. Taylor Reveley IV, Esq.

President, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Program - The Full Court Press: Judicial Selection, Retention and Independence

The Honorable Elizabeth B. Lacy Senior Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Gregory W. Coleman, Esq. Critton, Luttier and Coleman LLP; Immediate Past President, The Florida Bar, West Palm Beach, FL

Dean Blake D. Morant Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, School of Law, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Harold A. (Skip) Walther, Esq. Walther, Antel and Stamper; Past President, Missouri Bar, Columbia, MO


Kevin E. Martingayle, Esq. Bischoff Martingayle PC; Immediate Past President, Virginia State Bar, Virginia Beach, VA

10:30 am – 10:40 am: Break

10:40 am – 11:40 am: Program – And Equal Justice for All (Panel)

Hon. S. Bernard Goodwyn Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, Chesapeake, VA

Scott C. Oostdyk, Esq. McGuireWoods, Richmond, VA

James J. Sandman, Esq. President, Legal Services Corporation, Washington, DC

Joseph L. (Larry) Shea, Jr., Esq. Bradley, Murchison Kelly and Shea LLC; Immediate Past President, Louisiana State Bar Association, Shreveport, LA


Harry M. (Pete) Johnson III, Esq. President, The Virginia Bar Association; Hunton and Williams, Richmond, VA

11:40 am – Noon: Closing Remarks

12:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Guided Optional Tours – Washington D.C.

(Buses depart Hotel Monaco with box lunches onboard)

5:45 pm: Buses depart Hotel Monaco for George Washington Memorial

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Reception and Dinner – George Washington Masonic Memorial

Entertainment Following Dinner

The Capitol Steps

Sponsor: Fastcase

Saturday, October 10, 2015

7:30 am – 8:45 am: Breakfast – Athens Room

8:30 am: The Missouri Bar Presentation

9:00 am: Buses Depart for Mount Vernon

9:30 am – 11:45 am: Private Tours of Mount Vernon

                 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Guided Optional Tours – Alexandria and DC (Buses depart from Mount Vernon with box lunches)

6:15 pm Buses Depart for Cruise

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Potomac Riverboat Cruise on The Cherry Blossom

(Catered Reception and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Breakfast on your own – Jackson 20 Restaurant, Hotel

11:00 am: Hotel Checkout

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