2018 National Conference General Information


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Register as early as possible to take advantage of the early bird discounts. Payment in full is required to process all registrations. The registration fee covers all main sessions, workshops, three buffet breakfasts, and the Saturday night banquet. We will confirm your completed registration by mail or email. The status of your membership on October 11, 2018 determines your registration fee. Those attending law school or undergraduate school full-time are considered “Students.” When both spouses are attorneys, law students, or non-lawyer members, the spouse with the higher registration fee must register and the other need pay only the spouse fee.


The hotel is located in Clearwater Beach, Florida, about 30 minutes (20 miles) from Tampa International Airport (TPA). A rental car discount has been provided to CLS by Avis. Use discount code T619199 at www.avis.com or by calling (800) 331-1600. Uber, taxis and other modes of transportation are also available at the airport.

SuperShuttle is offering CLS conference attendees a discounted rate on transportation to/from the airport. Use this link to reserve your reservation. Make sure you enter Group Code WJGWW to receive additional discounts including up to $5.00 off SuperShuttle service and $10.00 off ExecuCar service.

CLE Credits

CLS will be applying for state bar approved CLE credits. There is no additional charge for CLE credits for workshop sessions; however, you must fill out the proper CLE forms at the conference to receive credit. CLE credit is also available for the main session on Friday morning. CLE credits will be provided for workshops that qualify, which is dependent on the rules of each accrediting state.


Dress for the conference is business casual; Saturday evening banquet is business formal.

Special Needs

If you have dietary or other special needs, please let us know when you register so that we can make arrangements to accommodate your needs.


Any cancellation/request for a refund must be made in writing, and CLS will issue a cancellation number. If received on or before September 1st, a $75 administration fee will apply. If received by 4:00 pm EDT on October 1st, a $150 fee will apply. No refunds will be given after 4:00 pm EDT on October 1st, 2018. No-shows will not receive a refund.


The conference hotel is the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa at 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767. All reservations must be made by the attendee by calling 727-461-3222 or online through the special link on the CLS website. The special CLS conference rate is $169 per night plus taxes until the deadline of September 9, 2018.

Child Care

Age-appropriate, Christ-centered care is available for children ages 0-11 for most conference sessions and workshops. Childcare is free for all registrations received by September 15, 2018. Details and program offerings are subject to change. See the CLS website for current childcare information and updates.