By popular demand, Tau Epsilon Rho will return to the sunshine state to celebrate our 82nd Annual Convention from December 27, 2002 through January 1, 2003. The venue will be the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, which is conveniently located on the inter-coastal waterway, approximately 10 minutes North of the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

Download a registration form from this link.  Convention Registration Form.  

The convention opens on December 27, 2002 with our Opening Night dinner, featuring a get-acquainted opportunity for all attendees, a fabulous buffet dinner, and exciting after-dinner entertainment.

This year's convention will feature former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno delivering the keynote address at the Closing Dinner and Installation of Officers on December 30, 2002.  At that time, she will receive the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society Award for Distinguished Public Service.  If you will be in the area and cannot attend the entire convention, consider joining us for the Closing Dinner.

National Society business meetings are scheduled for December 28 and December 30, and all National Council members should plan to attend.  All attendees are welcome to join us for the CLE sessions that will precede the meetings on each day.

We also have scheduled an optional cruise on the intercoastal waterway, followed by dinner at a popular restaurant on Las Olas in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, on December 29, 2002.

Our convention will also feature our traditional nightly hospitality suite, New Year's Eve get together, and getaway brunch on New Year's day for convention registrants.

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Our group rate is a phenomenally low $139.00 per night (single or double occupancy), and additional rooms under the same name are an even better deal at $129.00 per night, plus, in both cases, applicable taxes. We have also secured a discounted rate of $6.00 per day for self-parking. Unlike the past two years, the Marriott does not charge a daily resort fee. Our special group rate is available from December 20, 2002 through January 4, 2003, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy Southeast Florida. Reservations can be made by calling Marriott at 1-800-228-9290 or 1-800-433-2254. PLEASE DONíT DELAY. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!

The Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott is a wonderful property, and has a beautiful free-form pool (complete with poolside bar & grill), whirlpool, saunas, exercise room and game room. The Intercoastal Water Taxi stops right at the hotelís dock, and a complimentary shuttle is available to Fort Lauderdaleís spectacular beaches (which are just minutes away).

Questions can be directed to the convention chairman, David Liner, at (313) 568-6531 or, or the the national office in care of Alan Tepper, (856) 429-3901 or