Jacksonville Bar Association

Diversity Award Nominations

Your help is needed.  Please submit nominations for the second annual Jacksonville Bar Association Diversity Awards, to be presented February 11, 2015 at the Member Luncheon. The Awards will honor local individuals and employers in the legal industry who champion the ideals embodied in the Florida Bar’s Diversity Principles, tirelessly advocate for diversity and ensure the full and equal opportunity of all persons for entry and advancement in Jacksonville’s legal profession.  The categories for the Diversity Awards include Diversity Champion for an individual or employer as well as The Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr. Diversity Trailblazer Award for an individual or legal employer who has paved the way for others.  Find the criteria and nomination forms here.

Submit your nominations by January 15, 2015 to The Jacksonville Bar Association Diversity Awards Committee via email to stacy.watsonmay@hklaw.com.

Call for Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award Nominations

Nominations are being sought for the annual Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award, which will be presented February 11, 2015 at the Member Luncheon. The Award Committee will evaluate applicants based on the qualities that made Justice Ehrlich a role model. Nominees should exemplify professionalism, ethical commitment, professional competency and dedication to creating a positive impression of the legal community on the world at large.  Please submit nominations by the close of business on January 23, 2015 to: The Trial Advocacy Award Committee, c/o Charlie Jimerson, Jimerson & Cobb via email to cjimerson@jimersoncobb.com.

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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New Benefit for JBA Members: 15% off all American Bar Association books

The Jacksonville Bar Association is excited to announce a new benefit to all our members.  Starting immediately, you save 15% off the general public price on every book available on the American Bar Association webstore.

Simply LogIn on the JBA website (jaxbar.org) and click on ABA Book Discount under Member Options.  Use our special Jacksonville Bar Association discount code when checking out at ShopABA.org.

Plus, for every dollar you spend, The Jacksonville Bar Association also receives a royalty payment from the ABA.  Your purchases help support our important works.

Don’t delay! Start saving 15% on your ABA book purchases today.

30/60 Challenge for JALA

Purpose of initiative

  • Raise money for JALA during a critical period
  • Foster collaborative relationships, and challenges, among voluntary bar associations and organizations on behalf of JALA
  • Enhance the exposure and understanding of JALA’s critical role while promoting pro bono service


Voluntary bars, law firms, organizations and colleagues challenge each other to devote 30 minutes to participate in a fresh, uplifting and fun activity AND donate $30 to JALA to support its work and stabilize our community.  Three fresh and fun events are being scheduled to facilitate participation.  However, individuals may choose to participate in an activity of their choice and make the donation(s).  Challenges, accomplishments, activities and accolades will be posted and shared through Facebook.   Our goal is to engage as many individual attorneys and other supporters as possible.

Let’s join the Challenge!

Pay Your Annual Renewal Dues Online!

To pay online, you must log in.  If you have difficulty logging in, please contact our office at  jba@jaxbar.org.

Value Enhancing Option: 

This year we are offering a Value Enhancing Option of Full Membership, which includes all JBA activities, including LIVE CLE, Social Events, and even the Golf Tournament.   You may add this $270 option to any member category: Standard Member, Public Service Member (including Judicial); Student Member; or Out of Area Member.

Please know that this optional $270 fee for Full Membership should be paid in addition to standard member dues and is not a paid alternative to the regular member dues.

Updating Your Committee Choices:

While you are logged in, please update your committee preferences (all are free), so that you will receive timely communications about committee meetings and events.



JBA Mentors Needed

Although we have historically had sufficient volunteer mentors for this program, our new partnership with FCSL has been more successful than we could have imagined, and we now need many more JBA volunteers. We hope that you will consider mentoring a FCSL student to help us maintain and improve the quality of professionalism that exists in our legal community.

Click here to print an application to act as a mentor.


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