Jacksonville Bar Association

Our first member luncheon is right around the corner- Have You Renewed Your JBA Membership?

September 20, 2017 at Hyatt Regency

Featured Speaker: Mayanne Downs
City Attorney of the City of Orlando, Past President of The Florida Bar, and managing partner of GrayRobinson Orlando

Topic: Pulse nightclub aftermath & coping with domestic tragedy in Urban America

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017

Don’t miss Mayanne Downs, President & managing partner of GrayRobinson Orlando, as she talks about how a major metropolitan area handled one of the worst domestic tragedies in the nation’s history. Ms. Downs serves as the City Attorney for Orlando, and was called to the scene on the night of the horrors which unfolded at Pulse Nightclub. Register your attendance today


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The Open Bar Social

July 27, 2017 ~ 5:50 to 7:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Center, 2nd Floor Vacant Space

Join us for a social & networking event (i.e. free drinks!) while also getting to know more about how to become involved in the many local legal organizations in Jacksonville.

Open to all attorneys- You do not need to be a JBA member to attend!

Participating organizations include FACDL, Jax Beaches Bar Association, JWLA, Asian American Bar Association, and more!

Don’t miss this kick-off event!

Sponsorship opportunities available- contact Carla Ortiz at (904)399-4486 or email cortiz@jaxbar.org

Register Today!


THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THIS ASSOCIATION IS THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF ITS MEMBERS! Please give the Association the benefit of your ideas and talents by volunteering to serve on one or more of the committees shown on the JBA website.  WITH YOUR ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT THIS ASSOCIATION WILL FLOURISH.  To join or change your committee preferences log-in to your web profile and click on “Join a Committee”. 

2017-2018 Membership Renewal is Due!

It is time to renew your dues for the 2017-2018 year.  

Please visit our website at  www.jaxbar.org to renew on-line and learn more about the many benefits of your membership. If you prefer, also attached is a  renewal form for your use.

If you have questions about your membership or benefits, please call us at 904.399.4486 or email us at  jba@jaxbar.org. You may also contact us for more information about the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), or click here for that application.

2017 CME Seminar for Mediators

June 7, 2017 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Florida Coastal School of Law, Room 585
8787 Baypine Rd.

This course is eligible for up to 8.0 CME hours, including 5.0 Ethics, 2.0 Domestic Violence, 1.0 Diversity and 1.0 General. Mediators are required to self-report hours applicable to their areas of certification at the time of their renewal. For more information on the CME requirement, visit www.flcourts.org. 

Approved for 8.0 General CLE, 5.0 Ethics, 1.0 Business Litigation , 1.0 Civil Trial, 1.0 Criminal Appellate Law, 1.0 Marital & Family Law, and 1.0 Workers Compensation Certification Credits by the Florida Bar

Click here for program agenda and to register your attendance. 

YLS Board of Governors On-line Election & Annual Meeting!

The elections for the YLS Board of Governors will take place online from May 29, 2017 through June 7, 2017. 

The 2017 – 2018 Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors Election is open to Full, Public Servants/Governmental attorneys. 

  • A Young Lawyer is any member of the Association who have not yet reached the age of 36 shall be enrolled as members of the Young Lawyers Section; provided, however, that any member who shall reach the age of 36 years shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of membership for the remainder of the fiscal year in which his or her 36th birthday occurs, or who has been practicing law for 5 years or less.

YLS Annual Meeting – 

Live voting will take place at the YLS Annual Meeting on June 8, 2017 at The Blue Room at the Jacksonville Landing.  Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting.   

If anyone has any questions regarding the election process, please contact Alex Hill

Law Day Luncheon/Annual Meeting: Make Your Reservation Now!

Tuesday, May 16th, 12 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Riverfront
Speaker:  The Honorable Susan Black
                Senior U. S. Circuit Judge
                United States Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit

Doors Open:  11:30 a.m. 

On-site Board of Governors Voting:  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here to RSVP!



JBA Board of Governors On-line Election Ends Monday, May 15th

A President-Elect and five (5) members of the Board of Governors are to be elected.  The on-line election will end at 11:59 p.m., Monday,  May 15th. On-site voting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Law Day Luncheon/Annual Meeting, May 16th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

The Election is open to Full, Public Service/Governmental and Judiciary Members.  Honorary, Student Members and Out of Area Members are not eligible to participate. MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE CURRENT TO VOTE.

Click here to vote!


Professionalism Conference @ TPC Sawgrass Parking Directions



Parking Passes are not required for general parking on Wednesday, but you may purchase Preferred Parking here. Please note, preferred parking must be purchased in advance; there will be no on-site sales.

General parking passes should use 5387 Palm Valley Rd Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for GPS address.


Opaque bags 6x6x6 and smaller are allowed
Clear bags 12x6c12 and smaller are allowed
Spectators may bring food in one gallon clear plastic bags where food items are also wrapped in clear wrap


NO radios/other noise-producing devices
NO video of competition
NO coolers
NO weapons of any kind
NO outside beverages

Prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle before entering the grounds. Please be prepared to submit yourself and your personal items for inspection.

Disabled Guest

A Van Shuttle, which is wheelchair accessible, is available to and from Accessible Parking in the General Parking lot and Shuttle Row, adjacent to Davis Love III Entry for spectators wishing to access the Practice Area, Clubhouse or 1 Tee. Carts will run from the time gates open each tournament day until 30 minutes after play. Cart Shuttles will only pick up and drop off from designated locations and will not stray from official route under any circumstances.

  1. Behind 16 Green by Couples Gate and The Courtyard
  2. Behind 17 Tee by the Food Court and (New) Blue Room
  3. Players left of 9 Fairway by Wine & Dine on 9
  4. Players left of 9 Green by Greenside Lounge and the Past Chairman’s tent
  5. Clubhouse area behind 3 Tee
  6. Players right of 16 Tee in front of Patriot’s Outpost
  7. Players right of 15 Fairway at Taste of JAX

If disabled guests need assistance from a location without shuttle access, they should contact any tournament official with a radio.


Uber is the preferred ride sharing partner of THE PLAYERS Championship. The Uber drop off will be at the Sawgrass Marriott (convention center side) and will take short shuttle to Davis Love III Entry. Pick up location will be located outside the Davis Love III Entry (Shuttle B).

Getting to THE PLAYERS Championship:

  1. Download, or update, the Uber app on your phone
  2. Enter Destination: THE PLAYERS Championship
  3. Arrive at the Sawgrass Marriott Conference Center
  4. Take the designated Uber shuttle from the Sawgrass Marriott Conference Center to the Davis Love III Entry located inside TPC Sawgrass
  5. Enter the tournament through the Davis Love III Entry

Leaving THE PLAYERS Championship:

  1. Exit tournament grounds through the Davis Love III Entry
  2. Follow the tournament signage to designated Uber pick up area outside the Davis Love III Entry
  3. Once at the Uber pick up area, open the Uber app on your phone and enter your preferred destination
  4. Get in available Uber and head to your preferred destination
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