Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Awaits! Join Us!


Bench Bar Conference - 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now!

Cruising the Seven CLEs


April 15, 2016


The OCBA's 2016 Bench Bar Conference offers up to 7.0 CLE credits presented by highly regarded members of the judiciary from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, and Volusia counties and esteemed judges from the federal bench.

Embark upon a CLE journey aboard the "U.S.S. OCBA," departing from the Tuscan Ballroom at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando.* Ports of call include seminars in more than 60 break-out sessions of your choice, including topics in:



Appellate Law

Family Law


Employment Law

Business Law

Civil/Personal Injury

Workers’ Compensation

Intellectual Property


Inside the Courtroom


"Lunch with the Chiefs - A Candid Talk with Our Captains." During a buffet lunch, hear what the chief judges of the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eighteenth judicial circuits, along with judges from the federal Middle District and Bankruptcy courts, have to say about the issues facing the courts today.

Visit our sponsors on the promenade deck, enter a raffle for special gifts, and attend a drawing at the farewell reception.

We will be collecting luggage for children in foster care. Please bring new or gently-used luggage to the conference and stow it with the U.S.S. OCBA purser upon your arrival.* Donors will be eligible to win a weekend stay at the Portofino Bay Hotel and two (2) tickets to Universal Studios. In appreciation, all donors will receive a small gift.                                                                                                     


Conference Sessions & Schedule (Coming soon!)


Presenting Judges (Coming soon!)


Speakers & Moderators (Coming Soon!)



By February 1, 2016:         $250 (OCBA members); $275 (non-members)

After February 1, 2016:      $300 (OCBA members); $325 (non-members)

At the door:                       $350 (OCBA members); $375 (non-members) 

All government attorneys:   $200


Register at the OCBA Store (Registration will open after January 1, 2016.)



To enjoy your Seven CLEs excursion,* reserve a room at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at the OCBA's special room rate of $189 per night. Limited space available. Go to: http://uo.loewshotels.com/en/Portofino-Bay-Hotel/GroupPages/OCBABB


* This CLE offering is not an actual cruise.