Jacksonville Bar Association

N.E. Florida CME Seminar for Mediators

Thursday, June 2, 2016 ~ Florida Coastal School of Law, Room 585

This course is eligible for up to 8.0 CME hours including 4.0 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.

8.0 General CLER including 4.0 Ethics Credits have been applied for with The Florida Bar.

Register your attendance today!



Sidebar CLE Luncheons:

The Judicial Relations Committee is proud to announce two upcoming Sidebar Luncheons.

May 18, 2016 ~ 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – US District Court Sidebar Luncheon  The Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse, 300 N Hogan St ~Jacksonville, FL 32202,  2.0 CLE Credits & 2.0 Ethics Hours pending Florida Bar Approval.  Please submit questions for the Judicial Panel to cortiz@jaxbar.org

May 20, 2016 ~ 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Criminal Sidebar Luncheon  Duval County Courthouse ~ Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 2.0 CLE Credits & 2.0 Ethics Hours pending Florida Bar Approval

YLS Happy Hour & BOG Nominations

May 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. ~ Dos Gatos, 123 E. Forsyth Street

This Happy Hour is for all YLS members and specifically for anyone interested in running for election to the YLS Board of Governors. 

All those that are a member of The Jacksonville Bar Association and are either (i) 35 years or younger as of July 1, 2016 or (ii) have been admitted to practice law for less than 5 years are eligible to run for a seat.  There are a total of five seats up for election, with only two incumbents running for re-election.    The seats up for election are as follows:

  • Seat 1:  Open Seat for one year term
  • Seat 2:  Two year term with Incumbent John Wallace
  • Seat 4:  Two year term with Incumbent Alessandro Apolito
  • Seat 5:  Open Seat for one year term
  • Seat 6:  Open seat for two year term

All those wishing to run for a seat must e-mail Christian George at christian.george@akerman.com no later than the close of business on Monday, May 23, 2016 indicating they would like to run for election and designating the seat in which they are running.  You must also submit a profile and recent color photo.

You may request a form by contacting the Association office at 904-399-4486 or email  jba@jaxbar.org.


Still have time to sign-up your Foursome!

JBA Annual Golf Tournament ~ May 9th ~ San Jose Country Club ~  Captain’s Choice, Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.  Fees include Boxed Lunch, Range Balls, Drinks, Greens Fees, Carts and Reception & Prizes.

Click here for details and registration!

What is TTC @ TPC?

The Technology Conference at The Players Championship! This unique program combines a top-notch technology seminar with a fun networking event all from the exclusive Champion’s Club along the 16th fairway.

Registrants will enjoy quality presentations approved by The Florida Bar for 4.0 CLE and 2.0 Ethics Hours from an air conditioned room featuring private restroom facilities, continental breakfast and lunch, parking at TPC, snacks, drinks and an open bar.

Tickets may be picked up at the JBA office prior to the event. Registration and full agenda are available here.

Continental Breakfast sponsored by:


Make Your Reservation Today to attend the Law Day Luncheon

Join JBA President Giselle Carson for a Fireside Chat with ABA President-Elect nominee Hilarie Bass on Monday, May 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

Ms. Bass is a shareholder and Co-President of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  She is currently Lead Counsel for the Homebuilder Group in the Chinese Drywall MDL, having served as Lead Liaison counsel in prior MDL’s.

If you haven’t done so, please make your reservation today.


Rendezvous on the River – April 28th

Rendezvous on the River 2016The JBA’s Young Lawyer Section 8th Annual Rendezvous on the River.
Fionn Mac Cool’s Irish Pub. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
100% of the proceeds from this event will go toward a LOCAL child’s dream.
Admission tickets: $15 online purchase in advance; $20 at the door; $15 for students
Admission will include two drink tickets and heavy appetizers
Raffle items will be raffled off for suggested donations

Member Luncheon – April 22nd

“Mayor Lenny Curry, Judges, and the Duval Delegation in One Room: A Lively Fireside Chat Regarding the Needs of Our Community”

The Jacksonville Bar Association and the Governmental Relations Committee are pleased to announce that the JBA is recognizing members of the Florida Legislative Duval Delegation at the upcoming lunch meeting. This is a RARE opportunity to witness all three branches of government in one room: the Judges, members of the Duval Delegation, and Mayor Curry, who is the featured speaker. The Duval Delegation includes the Senate and House representatives that comprise our Florida Legislature, specifically Senate Districts 4 and 9, and House Districts 11 through 16.
JBA members will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the legislators beginning at 11:30 AM – 12:00 p.m. in the main dining hall at the Hyatt.
The luncheon meeting will take place Friday, April 22, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Hotel, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Make your reservation today!

2016 JBA Board of Governors Nominations Petitions

accepted March 28, 2016 through 5 p.m., April 4, 2016

A President-Elect and five members of the Board of Governors are to be elected by the date of the Annual Meeting of the Association to be held on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Members wishing to run for a seat on the Board of Governors must submit a nomination petition signed by 10 active members of the JBA, along with a recent color photo and profile form electronically to jba@jaxbar.org no later than 5:00 P.M., Monday, April 4, 2016.

No nominations will be accepted after that date and time.

Contact the JBA office at 399-4486 to get a copy of the nomination petition.

Professionalism Nomination Petitions Sought

The Bench and Bar Professionalism Committee will be accepting nominations through April 15, 2016. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Jacksonville Bar Association Law Day Luncheon. If you would like to submit a nomination, you can send it to Ashley Greene at awg@bedellfirm.com. Contact the Association office at 904-399-4486 or jba@jaxbar.org for a submission form.

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