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On January 19, 2017 at the Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, FL , The JBA received the Statewide Pro Bono Award, Laura Boeckman was one of 21 Florida attorneys awarded the Pro Bono Award, while the Honorable Virginia Norton received the Distinguished Judicial Service Award. Congratulations to all!
YLS Charity Poker Tournament
Bestbet Jacksonville - January 12, 2017
Benefiting "Chips 4 Change"
This year, the JBA provided gifts for 275 Jacksonville senior through the project. On December 14, JSO personnel, led by Lt. Paul Restivo helped to deliver about 100 of the gifts that JBA participant were not able to deliver personally.
December 7, 2016 ~ Wells Fargo Center Lobby
October 28, 2016 - Hyatt Regency Riverfront
Dean Laura Rosenburry
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge
University of Georgia School of Law
Thanks to all the Section and Committee chairs and co chairs that came out to Holland and Knight on September 28th!
The Past Presidents Luncheon took place on September 26th at the River Club.
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!
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.
The JBA hosted the State Attorney candidates for a public forum on July 20th, 2016
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.
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!
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!
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.
May 9, 2016 ~ The San Jose Country Club
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!
May 4, 2016
Members enjoyed the Benchwatchers experience at the May 4th Armada game!
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.
Yoga on the lawn was presented by The Health & Wellness Committee on April 29th
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!
The April Membership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt downtown on the 22nd. The Honorable Mayor Lenny Curry was the speaker.
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.
Held March 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Downtown Jacksonville.
Speaker: Ramon Abadin, Florida Bar President
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!
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.
Yoga on the Lawn took place on February 19th
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.
The Brady Training was held in the Duval County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room on January 22, 2016
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.
December 9, 2015 - Wells Fargo Center Lobby
Sponsored by: Dex Imaging - A|C|T|S - Edict - Iron Mountain. Catering & Wine Provided by: The Grotto
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!
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.
November 12, 2015 ~ The River Club
The Annual Dueling Deans Luncheon took place on October 30th at the Hyatt Downtown
Attorney Michael Cavendish presented
a 1 hour CLE presentation on
“Subpoena Requests to Environmentally-Involved Corporations”
On Friday, October 16th The Jacksonville Jaguars and The Jacksonville Bar Association partnered to host a private tour of EverBank Field!
The JBA Hosted a Trivia Night at Blackfinn on October 13th! Participants battled it out for ultimate bragging rights!
The Past President's all got together on the 28th at the River Club
September 24, 2015 - Duval County Courthouse
Chief Judge Mark Mahon presiding
September 22, 2015 ~ Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
Thank you to our fantastic speaker William Schifino, Jr., President-Elect of The Florida Bar
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
The Human Trafficking sub committee of the Human Rights committee met at the Jacksonville Bar Association on September 10, 2015
The chairs and vice chairs of the JBA Sections and Committees met up to discuss plans for the upcoming membership year!
The Young Lawyers Section Kick-Off Happy Hour took place September 3, 2015 at Mellow Mushroom in Avondale.
August 18, 2015 ~ Marks Gray
July 29, 2015 ~ Duval County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room.
Over 700 people attended the CORE Training meeting hosted by The Jacksonville Bar Association.
July 27, 2015 ~ Duval County Courthouse Judges met with attorneys for lunch and discuss procedure, advocacy, and professionalism in their courts.
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!
July 22, 2015 ~ Duval County Courthouse
The Judicial Relations Committee took a morning coffee break with Judges and their Judicial Assistants!
June 16, 2015 ~ Wells Fargo Building
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?
2015 CME Seminar for Mediators ~ May 14th
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.
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.
April 24, 2015 ~ Bryan Simpson US Courthouse ~ The Honorable Timothy Corrigan, officiating
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.
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
January 13, 2015
February 11, 2015 ~ Hyatt Regency Riverfront
Speaker: Carl Smallwood
Past President of National Conference of Bar Presidents
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.
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
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.
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.
Members of the JBA teams up with Meals On Wheels and Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt and officers organize and deliver presents to area senior citizens.
December 10, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center
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
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
The Honorable Ronald V. Swanson, Florida 1st District Court of Appeals
March 1, 2014 at Florida Coastal School of Law
Inaugural Summer Judicial Reception & Swearing-In Ceremony, June 17, 2014
On May 15, our 2014 Annual Golf Tournament was held at Timuquana Country Club.
On May 1st, our 2014 Law Day Luncheon was held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville.