Annual Luncheon

The Chester Bedell Memorial Lecture on “The Independence of the American Lawyer” is an annual event at the Trial Lawyers’ Section luncheon meeting at the Convention of The Florida Bar.

Each lecture is preserved in written form and available upon request.  Lectures from recent years are included below.

 

THE BEDELL LECTURERS

David Boies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1986

Hon. Parker L. McDonald…………………………………………………………………………………………………..1987

Robert W. Meserve………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1988

Benjamin R. Civiletti…………………………………………………………………………………………………….1989

Brendan V. Sullivan………………………………………………………………………………………………………1990

Julius LeVonne Chambers…………………………………………………………………………………………………..1991

Roxanne B. Conlin………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1992

Joe Stamper……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1993

William Steele Sessions…………………………………………………………………………………………………..1994

Lord William of Mostyn QC…………………………………………………………………………………………………1995

Ambassador Sol M. Linowitz………………………………………………………………………………………………..1996

Warren B. Lightfoot………………………………………………………………………………………………………1997

Lawrence E. Walsh………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1998

Stephen Jones……………………………………………………………………………………………………………1999

Hon. Michael L. Bender……………………………………………………………………………………………………2000

Michael E. Tigar…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2001

Morris S. Dees, Jr……………………………………………………………………………………………………….2002

Paul Morella…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2003

Arthur R. Miller…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2004

Talbot (Sandy) D’Alemberte………………………………………………………………………………………………..2005

David W. Scott QC………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2006

Lieutenant Commander Charles D. Swift………………………………………………………………………………………2007

Hon. Gerald Bard Tjoflat………………………………………………………………………………………………….2008

Martin A. Dyckman………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2009

Stephen B. Bright………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2010

Barry Richard……………………………………………………………………………………………………………2011

Hon. Belvin Perry, Jr…………………………………………………………………………………………………….2012

Kenneth W. Starr…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2013

Hon. Joseph W. Hatchett…………………………………………………………………………………………………….2014

Hon. Donald M. Middlebrooks……………………………………………………………………………………………….2015

 

Annual Luncheon Speeches

2010 Stephen B. Bright

2011 Barry Richard

2012 Belvin Perry, Jr.

2013 Kenneth W. Starr