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
Hon. Henry Lee Adams, Jr. & William Sheppard………2016
Hon. Rosemary Barkett……………………………………………………………………2017
Hon. George A. O’Toole, Jr………………………………………………………2018

 

Annual Luncheon Speeches

2010 Stephen B. Bright

2011 Barry Richard

2012 Belvin Perry, Jr.

2013 Kenneth W. Starr