2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows

October 18-20, 2017
Bal Harbour - Miami Beach, Florida


The 2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows will be held October 18-20 at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Beach, Florida. The conference is designed for Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America to enhance their already superior trial skills, to address practical issues and topics challenging litigators in today’s changing legal environment, and to afford each individual the opportunity to hear from and interact with North America’s finest trial and appellate lawyers.

A portion of the program will be presented by the rotating faculty of the Trial Law Institute and will count toward its Trial Master Certification, contemporaneously with CLE credits.

Participants will be provided with advanced tools for continued success and expertise in trial techniques, evidence presentation, courtroom technology, case evaluations and marketing, as well as negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. New Fellows of the LCA will be formally inducted into the society during the black-tie Celebration of Fellows Gala on Thursday, October 19. The conference will also give Fellows the opportunity to network with other distinguished attorneys from across North America, earn CLE credit and experience the beauty and splendor of South Florida.


Bal Harbour is a dynamic international destination comprising just one square mile on the northern tip of Miami Beach.  With perfectly manicured streets, pristine beaches, luxury design, extraordinary Bal Harbour shopping, superior dining and location, this stunning village is one of the globe’s wealthiest with hotels that have long been visited by the world’s dignitaries, celebrities and presidents. Bal Harbour, Florida offers exclusivity, prime location and one of the most prestigious zip codes in America.

The Village boasts an immaculately landscaped beach with snorkeling, wind-surfing, parasailing, swimming and deep sea fishing.  In addition, there are dozens of championship golf courses, including the Miami Beach Golf Club, just minutes away.  For more strenuous exercise, the $3 million jogging track along the beach is the only beachfront path of its type in South Florida.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9703 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour – Miami Beach, Florida 33154

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort introduces the legendary brand’s unparalleled services and amenities to one of the world’s most coveted destinations. Known as an exclusive enclave, the spectacular resort, awarded the coveted Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond awards for 2017, named #1 “Best Hotels in Florida” and #1 “Best Hotels in Miami Beach” by U.S. News & World Report, is situated on nine acres of stunning oceanfront property. It embraces the energy of Miami while offering a new sense of luxury to the Bal Harbour destination, with breathtaking ocean views, unrivaled culinary offerings, and a luxurious spa.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is located on the edge of the Atlantic just 15 minutes north of South Beach and 16 miles from both Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Miami International Airport, the resort is in the heart of South Florida’s famous cultural events, art fairs, food and wine festivals, activities and nightlife. It is hard to imagine a more exclusive setting for a Bal Harbour hotel, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, silky beaches, and extraordinary designer fashions. One of the most distinguished neighborhoods in South Florida, Bal Harbour and the surrounding Miami area provide an escape like no other, with the Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep, the legendary Bal Harbour Shops just across Collins Avenue and an exclusive selection of places of interest within a short drive.

The resort’s guestrooms and suites offer some of the largest all-ocean views on the East Coast, with rooms ranging from 650 to 2,800 square feet, each complete with individual balconies. The Beach experience is highlighted by a magnificent 1,000-foot white sand beach, complete with private cabanas for daily rental, beach services and special amenities. There are two dazzling infinity pools, the adult-focused Tranquility pool and the resort’s main ocean pool designed with ample comfortable chaise lounges and daybeds. Poolside services include special complimentary offerings throughout the day, including foot reflexology samplers, smoothie tastings, sunscreen spritzing, refreshing cold towel presentations and more. The St. Regis Children’s Club offers daily full and half-day camps and babysitting services.

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available for this conference. In order to obtain the group rate, which is only available to conference attendees and their guests, reservations must be made by Monday, September 25, 2017.

Reservations can be made online by clicking here or by calling the hotel directly at 855.993.0700. Please specify the LCA’s 2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows to take advantage of the following group rate:

  • $289* Deluxe Ocean View King Room
  • $349* Deluxe Ocean View Queen/Queen Room

A deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax is required at the time the reservation is made.
*Posted group rate does not include mandatory $15.00 per person, per room charge for round trip porterage or mandatory $6.00 per room, per day charge for housekeeping services.

All special requests must be made at the time of booking. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in.

Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 PM on arrival day and reserved until 12:00 PM on departure day.

Rates will be honored three (3) days pre-and post-conference, based on availability of Deluxe Ocean View Rooms at time of booking. Rooms and rates on pre-and post-conference dates are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Making your reservation early is strongly suggested. If room block capacity is reached on or before Monday, September 25, 2017, the LCA rate will not be guaranteed and may no longer be available.

If you are unable to reserve your room prior to Monday, September 25, 2017, please contact Jessica Sullivan at Jessica.Sullivan@litcounsel.org or 212.724.4128 to be placed on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation.

Please familiarize yourself with the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort’s Cancellation Policy as the LCA is not responsible for any cancellation fees or other hotel charges. When reservations are made, a deposit equal to the first night’s room rate plus tax is required. This deposit is fully refundable if cancellation is made before 4:00 PM EST 7 days prior to the scheduled date of arrival. Deposits are non-refundable if cancellation is made after 4:00 PM EST 7 days prior to the date of arrival. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check in. An early departure fee will be assessed unless the hotel is provided notice of an earlier departure at check-in.

Fall 2017 Initial Social Schedule of Events

Information coming soon.  Please check back.

Approximately 8 hours of MCLE credit has been or will be requested, including at least 1 hour of ethics credit.  Certificates of Attendance will be provided to each attendee at the conclusion of the General Session.

If you have any questions regarding MCLE credit, please contact Julia Land at Julia.Land@litcounsel.org or 212.724.4128.

Initial Sponsorship Opportunities Fall 2017


Bal Harbour is conveniently located between Miami International and Fort Lauderdale International airports, as well as the Miami and Everglades cruise ports.

Click here for directions from Miami International Airport.

Click here for directions from Fort Lauderdale International Airport.


Valet Parking is available at the following rates plus tax and prices are subject to change without notice:

  • Overnight Parking: $44 USD per night
  • Day Parking: $25 USD

The 14,000-square foot Remède Spa is a masterpiece of style and refinement. Remède Spa offers a comprehensive menu of unique customized and results-oriented treatments. An oasis of refinement and tranquility, Remède Spa transports guests through its exceptional design and indulgent treatments. Featuring a striking design, unique and luxurious materials, Remède Spa sets a new standard for Miami spas, offering an exclusive treatment menu that embraces Bal Harbour’s chic, fashionable vibe and spectacular seaside location.

Remède Spa offers 11 spacious treatment rooms, as well as a Vichy rain shower room, Finnish saunas, and aromatic steam rooms. Additionally, guests can make use of separate men’s and women’s lounges and the state-of-the-art St. Regis Athletic Club with ocean views. If you prefer to enjoy your spa treatment outdoors, we offer private poolside cabanas; relax and immerse yourself in the warm sunshine and cool Miami Beach breezes.

Signature experiences at Remède Spa include the Bal Harbour 24-Karat Designer Facial, which begins with a copper-enriched peel and ends with a bejeweled sprinkling of luxury gold oil. The Bal Harbour Body Wrap employs Hungarian moor mud and nourishing sea salts to achieve softer skin. Additional spa services include massages, manicures, pedicures, and waxing.

Remède Spa has generously extended a 10% spa discount off regular treatments to our conference attendees and guests. (Please note discount may not be used in conjunction with any other specials or on already discounted menu pricing.) You must advise that you are with the LCA at the time of booking in order to receive the discount. Due to the high demand for the resort’s state-of-the-art spa facilities, you are strongly encouraged to make arrangements in advance. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please notify the spa at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged the full service fee.

Please call 305.993.3300 extension 3600 or email BalHarbour.RemedeSpa@stregis.com to schedule a spa appointment.  

Please click here to view the spa menu and guidelines.


2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows

The St. Regis Bal Harbour
Bal Harbour - Miami Beach, Florida
October 18-20, 2017

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