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2022 Bench Bar Conference


2022 Bench Bar Conference    – 

*Pre-registration for the Bench Bar Conference has now closed. Please contact Stephanie Sadi at about additional registration options.**

Mystery in the South Pacific

Presented by the Orange County Bar Association

Friday, April 8, 2022
Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
3600 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819

Grab your investigative gear and join us for a treasure hunting adventure at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort! Learn from and network with 300+ members of the legal community including members of the judiciary from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties and esteemed judges from the federal bench.

39.5 CLE sessions will be offered!
Earn up to 7 hours of CLE credits in the following topics:

  • Appellate ● Business ● Criminal ● Estate, Probate & Guardianship
  • Evidence ● Family ● Personal Injury / Insurance Defense ● Practice Management / Technology

Lunch General Session – Happiness for Lawyers Guaranteed… or Your Misery Back


Speaker: Mark Eiglarsh, Esq., Author of Be Happy by Choice: Happiness Guaranteed or Your Misery Back

Mark Eiglarsh, a formerly unhappy guy, made a career out of solving everyone’s problems but his own. Now this successful veteran trial lawyer, television and radio on-air legal expert, adjunct law professor, devoted husband and proud father of three teenagers has reclaimed his happiness. Mark has passionately made it his life mission to share with others how they can lead happy, healthy and successful lives, in spite of whatever challenging circumstances they may be facing. A successful author and transformative speaker, Mark dazzles audiences with his infectious enthusiasm, unique humor and heartfelt authenticity. He’s guaranteed to make you laugh and feel inspired while providing you with the tools to increase your happiness levels, reduce stress, and improve your relationships at work and home.

Exhibitor Showcase

Attendees can visit with our exhibitor partners to learn about their products and services, and for clues to solve the mystery of the missing treasure. Those who are successful will be entered into a special raffle prize drawing at the cocktail reception at the end of the day for chances to win treasure of their own!

Conference Schedule Overview

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.               Check-in
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.               Welcome and Remarks from OCBA President Eric Reed
9:00 a.m. – Noon             Breakout CLE Sessions
Noon – 1:30 p.m.             Lunch General Session: Happiness Guaranteed or Your Misery Back
1:40 – 2:30 p.m.               Breakout CLE Sessions
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.               Exhibitor Showcase and Refreshments
3:30 – 5:20 p.m.               Breakout CLE Sessions
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.               Cocktail Reception

For a draft full schedule, subject to change, click here.

Registration Information Pre-registration for the Bench Bar Conference has now closed.

Continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and cocktail reception included.


First on the Scene (by February 1, 2022)

Regular Rate (February 2 – April 2, 2022)

Onsite (after April 2, 2022)

OCBA Member




OCBA Government Member








Government Nonmember




Registration is complimentary for members of the judiciary in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Hotel Room Block Information

Extend your island adventure experience by reserving a room at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at the OCBA’s special room rate of $239 (+ taxes and fees)! A limited number of rooms have been reserved and are based upon availability. Call the OCBA at 407-422-4551 after registering for the conference for booking information. The hotel will only guarantee the rate for Thursday night per our contract. **Room block sold out as of 3/24**

Parking Information

The closest parking garage to the event ballrooms is the self-parking garage located off of Pacifica Way (look for signage for Oceana Ballroom 8-12) after parking. We have negotiated an attendee self-parking rate of $12 (plus 6.5% sales tax) per car per day. Valet parking is available for $19 (plus 6.5% sales tax). Guests staying overnight at the hotel will receive a self-parking rate of $24 (plus 6.5% sales tax) per car per night, and a valet parking rate of $33 (plus 6.5% sales tax) per car per night.

CLE Session Recording Package

Conference attendees can purchase the full package of CLE video recordings from the entire Bench Bar Conference (40 hours of CLE) for a special rate of $85 for OCBA members or $150 for nonmembers.  Non-conference attendees can purchase the recording package for $180 for OCBA members, and $225 for nonmembers.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel prior to March 28, 2022 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after March 28, 2022, though a full copy of all session recordings will be provided upon request. 

View for more information on sponsorship opportunities or contact Ursla Gallagher, Advertising and Sponsorship Manager, at or call 407-422-4551 x244.


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