Jacksonville Bar Association

Bob Graham to speak at September Members Luncheon

JBA Member Luncheon

9/23/2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Daniel Robert “Bob” Graham
United States Senator, 1987-2005
38th Governor of Florida, 1979-1987
Reservation deadline:  Wednesday, September 21st.

Sign-Up Today for the 2016 Family Law CLE

Through panel discussion, traditional lecture, and Q&A, this CLE will foster more effective mediations, better understanding of business valuations and tax returns, and increased familiarity with the military and railroad retirement issues specific to the greater Jacksonville community. A panel of Duval County Family Division Judicial Assistants
will discuss best practices. Attendees will also learn about the new Collaborative Law Act and a panel of local mental health professionals will discuss current research as it relates to children involved in family law litigation.

Topics to be covered:

  • Mediator Panel: Joy Lordahl, Ned Price & Jonathan Zahler
  • Business Valuation: Melissa Lockhart, CPA/ABV
  • Railroad Retirement: Andrew Beh, MBA
  • Military Retirement: Cynthia Catalan
  • Tax/Discovery:      Josh Shilts, CPA
  • Mental Health Professionals: Dr. Mercedes McGowan, Ms. Edna Shaeffer, Ms. Tracy Johnston, Dr. David Blackmon Dr. Justin D’Arienzo
  • Collaborative Statute Overview: Connie Byrd
  • Judicial Assistant Panel

7.5 CLER, 7.5 Marital & Family Law Certification Credits, 0.5 Business Litigation, and 0.5 Elder Law Certification Credits approved by The Florida Bar.

Sign Up Today!

Attention! Managing Partners and Administrators

Are all attorneys in your firm members of The Jacksonville Bar Association?

The Jacksonville Bar Association 100% Club is a special category of membership that demonstrates an extraordinary to the legal profession and our community from law firms, law departments and legal organizations that enroll 100% of their attorneys as members of The Jacksonville Bar Association.

All members of the 100% Club will be recognized quarterly in The Bulletin and at monthly membership meetings.  This opportunity is open to small firms, large firms, in-house counsel, and government departments.

Don’t miss this opportunity to show your commitment to The Jacksonville Bar Association and our legal community as a whole.  Sign up now and receive the recognition you deserve.

Contact the bar office at 904-399-4486 or email jba@jaxbar.org for additional


The Lawyer Referral Service needs attorneys for……

The Lawyer Referral Service needs attorneys in the area of:

Medical Malpractice ~ Social Security Disability ~ Employment Law

Contact Anthony Adams, LRS Coordinator at 904-399-4486 for details.

Are Your Membership Dues Current?

Renewal dues must be paid prior to September 1, 2016 to avoid an interruption of member benefits.   If you have questions about your membership or benefits, please call us at 904.399.4486 or email us at jba@jaxbar.org.


Please give the Association the benefit of your ideas and talents by volunteering to serve on one or more of the committees.


If you have not already done so, please select the committees that you would like to participate in this year. Simply login to your profile and click on the Join a Committee link. If you are already on a committee you do not to need update your profile unless you would like to serve on a different committee. You may also remove yourself from a committee.

We really appreciate your willingness to serve and hope you will keep in mind that the success of our committees and sections is only possible through the participation of each member.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE – This is Your Association

Debate for Republican Candidates for the 4th District Congressional Seat

The Jacksonville Bar Association sponsored a debate featuring the Republican Candidates for the 4th District Congressional seat.

The Debate was held on July 28, 2016 in the Auditorium of the Wells
Fargo Building at 1 Independent Dr. beginning at 5:45 PM (ET).

Click here to view.

1st DCA Judges Sidebar Luncheon

July 27, 2016 ~ 12 to 1:30 p.m. ~ Duval County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room – 2nd Floor

Judges will discuss procedure, advocacy and professionalism in their courts.

2.0 CLER Hours including 2.0 Ethics Hrs.   2.0 Appellate Practice Certification Credits pending approval by The Florida Bar.

Register your attendance here!


Summer Judicial Reception & Swearing-In Ceremony

June 22nd – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Wells Fargo Center 2nd Floor

All members of The Jacksonville Bar Association and their spouses/significant others are invited to join us in recognizing members of the local state and federal judiciary, and for the Swearing-In of the Incoming JBA President, President-Elect and Board of Governors.

Guests are limited to spouses or significant others only.  Guest fee:  $25.

Register Today!

Wine & Hors d’oeuvres provide by The Grotto

Sponsored by:

Murphy & Anderson, P.A.
Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A.
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo and Iracki
Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.
Financial News & Daily Record
Harris Guidi Rosner P.A.
Iron Mountain
James Tullis & Associates
Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.
Pictera Solutions
Rogers Towers, P.A.
Smith, Hulsey & Busey

YLS Board of Governors Election & Annual Meeting

The YLS on-line election begins at 12:00 a.m., Monday, May 30th and closes 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, June 8th.  On-site voting will be available at the YLS Annual Meeting from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 927 Events, 927 W. Forsyth St. (One block from the Convention Center Skyway station.)

Please register your attendance for the Annual Meeting to Christian George at christian.george@akerman.com.

Click here to vote securely on-line.



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