2020 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows

April 22-24, 2020
Palm Beach, Florida


The 2020 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows will be held April 22-24 at The Breakers in Palm Beach.  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.

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, April 23, 2020. The conference will also give Fellows the opportunity to network with other distinguished attorneys from across North America, earn CLE credit and enjoy the beauty and culture of Palm Beach.


Known for its upscale boutiques and irresistible beaches, Palm Beach has long been a favorite Florida getaway for vacationers from all over the world. Separated from southern Florida by the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach is known for being irresistibly serene. With 47 miles of pristine coastline, upscale shopping, superb dining and historic landmarks, Palm Beach maintains the same refined elegance it did a century ago.




Registered guests are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, April 22 and the Celebration of Fellows Gala on Thursday, April 23.

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP POLICY STATEMENT: If a Fellow would like to attend an LCA conference but finds that he or she would incur a financial hardship by doing so, an application for waiver of the attendance fee is available. To request an application or receive additional information, please contact Steve Henry at Steve.Henry@litcounsel.org. Such application would be held in strict confidence.

One South County Road
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

A celebrity favorite since 1896, and in its current building since 1926, The Breakers Palm Beach boasts a rich history rivaled only by its own penchant for constant reinvention. The result is a thoroughly modern and dynamic beachfront destination that happens to welcome you with a 200-foot, loggia-flanked, Murano-glass-dripping, vaulted main lobby based on a Renaissance castle in Genoa.  Its timeless atmosphere reflects the elegant comforts and personalization of a grand residence, but is energized with a youthful, family-minded philosophy.

It’s a testament to the service and amenities of The Breakers that such grand Italianate architecture — on 140 acres, no less — feels so warm and welcoming. The property’s 540 guest rooms feature ocean-inspired décor, making your room feel like your home away from home.

The Breakers offers the following complimentary services and amenities:

  • Mediterranean-style Beach Club with private oceanfront, four oceanfront pools and 25 daytime bungalows
  • 6,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor Ocean Fitness center
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  • An array of complimentary fitness classes each week
  • Indoor-outdoor outdoor Spa featuring masterful skincare and body treatments, a salon for hair and nails services, three distinct lounges and a private outdoor courtyard for relaxation
  • 10 distinctive restaurants bars for an array of dining and entertainment options
  • Chauffeured Tesla house car service
  • Family Entertainment Center featuring 6,100 square feet of indoor play space, including a toddlers’ room, arcade and video lounge, as well as an outdoor playground and basketball court
  • Two championship golf courses
  • 10 lighted Har-tru tennis courts
  • Golf and tennis clinics and instruction
  • Distinctive shopping at 12 on-property boutiques

Click here to learn about all of the exciting activities The Breakers has to offer.


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, reservations must be made before Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

If room block capacity is reached before Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the LCA rate will not be guaranteed and may no longer be available. 

If the room block reaches capacity or if you are unable to reserve your room prior to the cut-off date, 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.

Rates will be honored three (3) days pre-and post-conference based on availability at time of booking and rooms may be subject to a higher rate and/or length of stay restrictions. 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.

Any special requests must be made at the time of booking. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 833.757.3598. Please specify the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2020 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows to take advantage of the following group rate:

$399* Deluxe Room (Run-of-House)

*Posted group rate does not include 13% Room Tax per night plus applicable taxes. All taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.

Please familiarize yourself with The Breakers Cancellation Policy as the LCA is not responsible for any cancellation fees or other resort charges.

A one-night room deposit (excluding tax) is required at time of booking. This deposit is fully refundable if a reservation is cancelled up to 14 days prior to the scheduled date of arrival. This deposit is non-refundable if a reservation is cancelled within 14 days of arrival. Guests who do not arrive on their scheduled arrival date and do not inform the hotel of their wish to change their stay dates will forfeit the advance deposit.

Check-in is at 4PM.

Check-out is at 12PM.

Faculty for the 2020 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows will be announced soon. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please contact Beth Rich at 212.724.4128 or Beth.Rich@litcounsel.org.

Approximately 8 hours of CLE credit 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 CLE credit, please contact Dottie Henry at Dottie.Henry@litcounsel.org.


Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is located approximately 15 minutes away from the resort.  Click here for driving directions from PBI to The Breakers.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) is located approximately one hour away from the resort. Click here for directions from FLL to to The Breakers.

Both airports are serviced by major domestic airlines and car rental agencies.


Valet Parking: $35 USD per night including in-and-out privileges



2020 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows

The Breakers
Palm Beach, Florida
April 22-24

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