Jacksonville Bar Association

Member Luncheon: Dueling Deans FL/GA

October 28, 2016 – 12 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Riverfront
Registration is open!

By-Laws Amendment re: Student Members

The October 28 Dueling Deans Member luncheon will be considered as a Meeting of the Members for the purpose of voting on the attached Amendment, which adopts the same policy for Law Student Members as is already in effect for Regular Members.

Professionalism Tool Kit for New Practitioners

9/29/2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Florida Coastal School of Law 8787 Baypine Rd Jacksonville, FL 32256
Professionalism Tool Kit for New Practitioners in the Fourth Judicial Circuit
Created specifically for new attorneys and soon to be law school graduates, this event will cover the following topics: Courtroom Demeanor and Presentation of Argument, Judicial Assistants and Logistical Questions, Motion Practice, Interactions with Opposing Counsel and Clients.

Please click the link below to register.


YLS Judicial Breakfast with County Court Judges

September 22, 8:30 a.m.
Duval County Courthouse – Chief Judge Mahon’s Chambers, Room 7139
RSVP to jbam@bedellfirm.com

Bob Graham to speak at September Members Luncheon

JBA Member Luncheon

9/23/2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Daniel Robert “Bob” Graham
United States Senator, 1987-2005
38th Governor of Florida, 1979-1987
Reservation deadline:  Wednesday, September 21st.

Sign-Up Today for the 2016 Family Law CLE

Through panel discussion, traditional lecture, and Q&A, this CLE will foster more effective mediations, better understanding of business valuations and tax returns, and increased familiarity with the military and railroad retirement issues specific to the greater Jacksonville community. A panel of Duval County Family Division Judicial Assistants
will discuss best practices. Attendees will also learn about the new Collaborative Law Act and a panel of local mental health professionals will discuss current research as it relates to children involved in family law litigation.

Topics to be covered:

  • Mediator Panel: Joy Lordahl, Ned Price & Jonathan Zahler
  • Business Valuation: Melissa Lockhart, CPA/ABV
  • Railroad Retirement: Andrew Beh, MBA
  • Military Retirement: Cynthia Catalan
  • Tax/Discovery:      Josh Shilts, CPA
  • Mental Health Professionals: Dr. Mercedes McGowan, Ms. Edna Shaeffer, Ms. Tracy Johnston, Dr. David Blackmon Dr. Justin D’Arienzo
  • Collaborative Statute Overview: Connie Byrd
  • Judicial Assistant Panel

7.5 CLER, 7.5 Marital & Family Law Certification Credits, 0.5 Business Litigation, and 0.5 Elder Law Certification Credits approved by The Florida Bar.

Sign Up Today!

Attention! Managing Partners and Administrators

Are all attorneys in your firm members of The Jacksonville Bar Association?

The Jacksonville Bar Association 100% Club is a special category of membership that demonstrates an extraordinary to the legal profession and our community from law firms, law departments and legal organizations that enroll 100% of their attorneys as members of The Jacksonville Bar Association.

All members of the 100% Club will be recognized quarterly in The Bulletin and at monthly membership meetings.  This opportunity is open to small firms, large firms, in-house counsel, and government departments.

Don’t miss this opportunity to show your commitment to The Jacksonville Bar Association and our legal community as a whole.  Sign up now and receive the recognition you deserve.

Contact the bar office at 904-399-4486 or email jba@jaxbar.org for additional


The Lawyer Referral Service needs attorneys for……

The Lawyer Referral Service needs attorneys in the area of:

Medical Malpractice ~ Social Security Disability ~ Employment Law

Contact Anthony Adams, LRS Coordinator at 904-399-4486 for details.

Are Your Membership Dues Current?

Renewal dues must be paid prior to September 1, 2016 to avoid an interruption of member benefits.   If you have questions about your membership or benefits, please call us at 904.399.4486 or email us at jba@jaxbar.org.


Please give the Association the benefit of your ideas and talents by volunteering to serve on one or more of the committees.


If you have not already done so, please select the committees that you would like to participate in this year. Simply login to your profile and click on the Join a Committee link. If you are already on a committee you do not to need update your profile unless you would like to serve on a different committee. You may also remove yourself from a committee.

We really appreciate your willingness to serve and hope you will keep in mind that the success of our committees and sections is only possible through the participation of each member.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE – This is Your Association

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