Jacksonville Bar Association

Ropes Challenge – Speakers Bureau Round-up!

The Jacksonville Bar Association has agreed to assist TFB in recruiting 1500 new speakers forThe Florida Bar Speakers Bureau through the ROPES Challenge campaign.  The Round-up will end on March 31, 2015 or when 1500 speakers are recruited, whichever comes first.

The Florida Bar will recognize the first VBA that has the largest percentage of their members to sign up with a $500 reward.

TFB has put in place a database to receive speaker enrollments at www.floridabar.org/speakersbureau.

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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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.



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