Jacksonville Bar Association

Board of Governors Election – On-line voting through May 12, 2015

The 2015 – 2016 Board of Governors Election is open to Full, Public Service/Governmental and Judiciary Members.  Honorary and Student Members are not eligible to participate.  MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE CURRENT TO VOTE.

There are five (5) seats open for the Board. You must vote for the President-Elect and exactly five (5) Board of Governor candidates. You may only vote one time.

To sign-in use your Florida Bar ID# (without any preceding zeros), and your last name in lower case.  Do not use name suffix, spaces or characters.  Examples below.

If you do not have a Florida Bar ID#, or have questions signing in please contact the JBA office at 904-399-4486 or email jba@jaxbar.org.

Examples:

Florida Bar #

0001234 = 1234
0000011 = 11
0012305 = 12305

Last Names

O’Connor = oconnor
Taylor-Main = taylormain
Smith, Jr. = smith
DeMarco = demarco

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TPC @ TPC Limited number of tickets available

The JBA has a very limited number of tickets still available for purchase.

This inaugural event uniquely combines the opportunity to earn CLE credits, including 5 hours of ethics credits, with a tremendous entertaining networking opportunity. 

For the price of admission, registrants will receive the following:

  • Access to the conference, including CLE credits and tremendous programs;
  • All-day course access to The Players Championship;
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Afternoon access to our own private chalet – Dye’s Pavilion – located on the 16th fairway;
  • Open bar and snacks during afternoon networking event;
  • Parking at TPC. 

 Please note:  Tickets must be picked up in person at the JBA office, One Independent Drive, Suite 2201. Due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate walk-up requests.  NO REFUNDS AFTER DEADLINE DATE

Please feel free to reach out to Christian George at christian.george@akerman.com or Eric Roberson at eric@robersonlawjax.com with any questions. 

JBA Board of Governors Election Begins April 24, 2015

Watch for the April 20, 2015 Bar Bulletin for a listing of Board Candidates.

JBA’s Board of Governors Nomination Petition

JBA members wishing to run for a seat on the Board of Governors must submit a nomination petition signed by 10 active members of the Association. Nominations must be submitted to the Association office, One Independent Drive, Ste. 2201, Jacksonville, FL 32202 no later than 5:00 P.M., Monday, April 6, 2015 along with a recent color photograph and biographical background.

Contact the JBA office to request a form at 904-399-4486.

JBA Professionalism Award Nomination Sought

The Bench and Bar Professionalism Committee will be accepting nominations through April 17, 2015.  There are many outstanding lawyers in our community, and this award is a great way to recognize those members of the JBA who embody and embrace the ideals of professionalism and who practice law with integrity, honor and civility.

If you would like to submit a nomination, you can send it to Ashley Greene at awg@bedellfirm.com.  The recipient of the award will be announced at The Professionalism Conference at the TPC on May 6, 2015.

Complete details and nomination petition can be found at www.jaxbar.org/view-events/.

JBA Kickball League 2015

Team Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015

The games will be held at St. Nicholas Park from approximately 6:00pm to 8:00pm.   The league will run from March 18th through May 27th. The cost to sign up is $300.00 per team or $30.00 per person. Anyone wishing to sign up or with questions about the league should contact
Jeremy Paul at jmp@dawsonorr.com.

Blane McCarthy Awarded The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award

January was a very busy month for Jacksonville Bar Association Board Member, Blane McCarthy. On January 19, 2015 he was presented the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award of Jacksonville Area Legal Area, but he also was awarded the 2015 The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award.

Join Us for the Meet & Greet Reception

The Jacksonville Bar Association, Governmental Relations Committee invites you to a reception for candidates for the elected municipal and county offices of the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lobby of the Wells Fargo Center, One Independent Drive.  There is no cost to attend.  Reservations are requested, just click on the calendar event page.  Wine and hor d’oeuvres provided by The Grotto.

Have you reserved your seat for the 2015 Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar?

The program is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center, 2nd Floor, One Independent Drive.  Click on the link for the agenda to review the list of topics and speakers.  8.0 General CLER Credits inclusive of 1.5 Ethics Hours have been applied for with The Florida Bar, including 8.0 Business Litigation and Civil Trial Certification Hours.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS MOVED FROM THE HYATT DOWNTOWN TO THE WELLS FARGO BUILDING, 2ND FLOOR, ONE INDEPENDENT DR.

2015 Ehrlich Seminar Registration Form

Calling each other out for JALA!

30/60 Challenge stirring competition among law firms

Kick-Off Event:  The JBA has partnered to produce three brief fund-raising Challenge events for JALA.  Firms and individuals challenge to participate.  JALA will host the Kick-Off event at 5:45 on October 22, 126 W. Adams Street.  

One event is $30; attend all three events for $60; or donate $60 instead of attending.   

Donations accepted on-line. 

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