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2016 Section & Committee Orientation

Thanks to all the Section and Committee chairs and co chairs that came out to Holland and Knight on September 28th!

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2016 Past Presidents Luncheon

The Past Presidents Luncheon took place on September 26th at the River Club.

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September 2016 Membership Luncheon

The September Membership Luncheon took place on September 23rd at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Thanks again to our special speaker U.S. Senator, Daniel Robert "Bob" Graham!

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2016 Family Law CLE

Through panel discussion, traditional lecture, and Q&A, this CLE focused on effective mediations, better understanding of business valuations and tax returns, and increasing familiarity with the military and railroad retirement issues specific to the greater Jacksonville community. Attendees also learned about the new Collaborative Law Act and current research as it relates to children involved in family law litigation.

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2016 State Attorney Candidate Debate and Public Defender Q&A

The JBA hosted the State Attorney candidates for a public forum on July 20th, 2016

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2016 Summer Judicial Reception and Swearing-In Ceremony

During the Judicial Reception we take time to recognize the members of the Bench, as well as swear in the Incoming Board of Governors, Incoming President, and Incoming President Elect.

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Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony “Presentation of the Pins

The Presentation of the Pins lunch event took place on June 10th 2016. The event was put on to provide a simple, but nice, recognition event at which some of our judges could say a personal word of thanks to attorneys who provided at least 20 hours of pro bono service in 2015. Thanks again to all the honorees!

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2016 YLS Annual Meeting

Thanks to Lindsay Tygart for her year serving as the Young Lawyers President! We're excited to see more awesome things coming from the YLS under Christian Geroge's leadership this year!

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TTC at TPC: The Technology Conference at The Players' Champions

The Technology Conference took place at the TPC Sawgrass on May 11th 2016. TTC combined a top-notch technology seminar with a fun networking event during The Players Championship.

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JBA Annual Golf Tournament

May 9, 2016 ~ The San Jose Country Club

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7th Annual Edwards & Ragatz Law Day Celebration

May 5, 2016 ~ The 7th Annual Edwards & Ragatz Law Day Celebration took place in the Lobby and Veranda of the Everbank Building. Guests were able to mingle with fellow members of the Jacksonville legal community all while supporting Jacksonville Area Legal Aid!

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May 4, 2016 Members enjoyed the Benchwatchers experience at the May 4th Armada game!

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Law Day Luncheon & Annual Meeting

May 2, 2016 ~ Hyatt Downtown We were excited to host ABA President-Elect nominee Hilarie Bass as our special guest speaker. Congratulations go out to Courtney Grimm, winner of the Professionalism Lifetime Award and Stephen Pajcic, winner of the Lawyer of the Year award presented by James Bailey, Jr.

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April Yoga On The Courthouse Lawn

Yoga on the lawn was presented by The Health & Wellness Committee on April 29th

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8th Annual Rendezvous on the River

April 28, 2016 ~ Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub at the Landing As always, the Young Lawyers Section of the JBA teamed up with Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Inc. and ALL proceeds from this event will go toward making a local child's dream come true!

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2016 April Luncheon

The April Membership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt downtown on the 22nd. The Honorable Mayor Lenny Curry was the speaker.

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Easing Racial Tensions & Building a Community of Trust

Held by The Jacksonville Bar Association Diversity Committee, a local panel of distinguished leaders and elected officials including Florida Bar President Ramón Abadin, Mayor Lenny Curry, State Attorney Angela Corey, Refik Eler, Sheriff Mike Williams, Nat Glover, President of Edward Waters College and FDLE Regional Legal Advisor Laura Coln discussed the foundational principle underlying the nature of relations among law enforcement agencies, local government, and the communities they serve.

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March Luncheon

Held March 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Downtown Jacksonville. Speaker: Ramon Abadin, Florida Bar President

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2016 Chili Cook-Off

Taking place at the Riverside Arts Market on February 20th, teams competed for the best, spiciest, meatiest, and most original chili all to benefit Community Connections!

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100% Club

The JBA is showing our thanks to the 100% Club firms, which reflects that all of your firm attorneys are dedicated to the Association and the local legal community, by presenting these firms with Peterbrooke Chocolate trays.

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Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn took place on February 19th

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Cards for K9s - Charity Poker Tournament

K9s For Warriors is the nation’s preeminent organization providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of post 9/11 military service. The goal of K9s For Warriors is to empower this heroes back into civilian life with dignity and independence. 95% of the dogs used in the program are rescue/shelter dogs.

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Brady Training

The Brady Training was held in the Duval County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room on January 22, 2016

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JBA Holiday Project

With the help of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the Senior Holiday Committee was able to deliver gifts to over 390 senior citizens this year! Thanks again to the Senior Holiday Committee Members, Sponsors, the officers of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Meals on Wheels.

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2015 Bench & Bar Party

December 9, 2015 - Wells Fargo Center Lobby Sponsored by: Dex Imaging - A|C|T|S - Edict - Iron Mountain. Catering & Wine Provided by: The Grotto

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2015 November Membership Luncheon

November 30th ~ The Hyatt Downtown Chief Justice Jorge Labarga of the Florida Supreme Court was gracious enough to have a meet and greet with our members prior to speaking at our November Membership luncheon. Cuba: Then and Now panel discussion followed. Thank you to everyone involved!

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Yoga for Legal Warriors

November 20, 2015 ~ Duval County Courthouse Law Presented by the Health & Wellness Committee of the JBA and the Honorable Eleni Derke, Dan Nevins of Wounded Warriors lead yoga on the courthouse lawn.

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2015 Marshall M. Criser, Jr., Transactional Law Seminar

November 12, 2015 ~ The River Club

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2015  Annual Dueling Deans Luncheon

The Annual Dueling Deans Luncheon took place on October 30th at the Hyatt Downtown

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Environmental & Real Property Law Committee Lunch & Learn

Attorney Michael Cavendish presented a 1 hour CLE presentation on “Subpoena Requests to Environmentally-Involved Corporations”

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Jaguars’ Legal Appreciation Day

On Friday, October 16th The Jacksonville Jaguars and The Jacksonville Bar Association partnered to host a private tour of EverBank Field!

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Trivia Night October 13th

The JBA Hosted a Trivia Night at Blackfinn on October 13th! Participants battled it out for ultimate bragging rights!

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JBA Past Presidents’ Luncheon

The Past President's all got together on the 28th at the River Club

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Swearing-In Ceremony

September 24, 2015 - Duval County Courthouse Chief Judge Mark Mahon presiding

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2015 Family Law Seminar

September 22, 2015 ~ Hyatt Regency Riverwalk

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2015 September Membership Luncheon

Thank you to our fantastic speaker William Schifino, Jr., President-Elect of The Florida Bar

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Environmental & Real Property Law CLE

Topics included Title Issues, Brownfield Sites, Key Tools for Developers and Lenders: How to Successfully Close Real Estate Transactions Despite Environmental Issue, Working with the City

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Human Trafficking Sub Committee Meeting

The Human Trafficking sub committee of the Human Rights committee met at the Jacksonville Bar Association on September 10, 2015

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2015 Section & Committee Chair Orientation

The chairs and vice chairs of the JBA Sections and Committees met up to discuss plans for the upcoming membership year!

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YLS Kick-Off Happy Hour

The Young Lawyers Section Kick-Off Happy Hour took place September 3, 2015 at Mellow Mushroom in Avondale.

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Section Chairs & Vice Chair Reception

August 18, 2015 ~ Marks Gray

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CORE Training Meeting

July 29, 2015 ~ Duval County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room. Over 700 people attended the CORE Training meeting hosted by The Jacksonville Bar Association.

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1st DCA Judges Sidebar Luncheon

July 27, 2015 ~ Duval County Courthouse Judges met with attorneys for lunch and discuss procedure, advocacy, and professionalism in their courts.

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2015 BOG Retreat

July 22, 2015 ~ San Jose Country Club The Board of Governors spent their Annual Retreat coming up with new and exciting events for the JBA!

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July 2015 Judges, JAs, and JAVA

July 22, 2015 ~ Duval County Courthouse The Judicial Relations Committee took a morning coffee break with Judges and their Judicial Assistants!

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2015 Summer Judicial Reception & Swearing - In Ceremony

June 16, 2015 ~ Wells Fargo Building

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2015 Annual Golf Tournament

2015 Annual Golf Tournament ~ May 21st This years golf tourney took place at Deerwood Country Club. We hope everyone had a blast at this years tournament! A day out of the office in beautiful weather, how could you go wrong?

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2015 CME Seminar for Mediators

2015 CME Seminar for Mediators ~ May 14th

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2015 Law Day Luncheon

The Law Day Luncheon took place on May 13th at the Omni. The guest speaker was William C. Hubbard, President of the American Bar Association.

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2015 TPC at TPC

2015 Professionalism Conference at The Players Championship ~ May 6th 2015 This event combined a top-notch professionalism seminar with a fun networking event set with the backdrop of The Players Championship.

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New Attorney Swearing-in Ceremony

April 24, 2015 ~ Bryan Simpson US Courthouse ~ The Honorable Timothy Corrigan, officiating

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7th Annual Rendezvous on the River

April 16, 2015 ~ Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub The Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association and other fellow young professionals join together for the 7th Annual Rendezvous on the River charity fundraiser, benefiting Dreams Come True.

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1st Annual NE Minority Mentoring Picnic

March 28, 2015 Presented by the Diversity Committee of The Jacksonville Bar Association. The purpose of the event was to create a casual atmosphere where law students throughout the state are able to connect with attorneys and judges from Northeast Florida

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Criminal Law Sidebar Luncheon

January 13, 2015

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February 2015 Member Luncheon

February 11, 2015 ~ Hyatt Regency Riverfront Speaker: Carl Smallwood Past President of National Conference of Bar Presidents

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13th Annual Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar

On Feburary 11, 2015, the Litigation Section of the JBA, chaired by Charles Jimerson, Esq. presented the Annual Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar. The event was held at the Wells Fargo Center and attended by 113 local attorneys.

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Justice for Survivors of Human Trafficking CLE

On January 8, 2015 the JBA Human Rights Committee in conjunction with the JWLA presented a CLE Program “Justice for Survivors of Human Trafficking” Civil Litigation in US Courts Training Presenter: Martina Vandenberg Founder & President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center A Rhodes and Truman Scholar, Ms. Vandenberg has over twenty years of experience fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women.

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January 2015 Members Luncheon

January 8, 2015, Regency Hyatt Downtown. Speaker: Martina Vandenberg Founder & President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center; A Rhodes and Truman Scholar, she has over twenty years of experience fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women.

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2014 Senior Holiday Project

Members of the JBA teams up with Meals On Wheels and Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt and officers organize and deliver presents to area senior citizens.

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Bench & Bar Party 2014

December 10, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center

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Giving Thanks Members Luncheon

November 25, 2014 at the Jacksonville Downtown Public Library. Speakers: Gregory Coleman, President of The Florida Bar and Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, Nikolai Vitti

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2014 Dueling Deans Luncheon

October 31, 2014 - Omni Hotel Speakers: Dean David Shipley, University of Georgia Law School and Dean George Dawson, University of Florida Levin College of Law

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Patriot Day Luncheon - September 11, 2014

The Honorable Ronald V. Swanson, Florida 1st District Court of Appeals

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2014 YLS Chili Cookoff

March 1, 2014 at Florida Coastal School of Law

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Summer Judicial Reception & Swearing In

Inaugural Summer Judicial Reception & Swearing-In Ceremony, June 17, 2014

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2014 Annual Golf Tournament

On May 15, our 2014 Annual Golf Tournament was held at Timuquana Country Club.

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2014 Law Day Luncheon

On May 1st, our 2014 Law Day Luncheon was held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville.

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