Jacksonville Bar Association

Award Nominations are being sought for…..

Deadline Extended

The 2016 Diversity Awards: The 2016 award recipients will be announced on March 29, 2016 at JBA Luncheon to be held at the Omni Hotel at noon with Florida Bar President Ramón Abadin as speaker. Nomination forms and criteria are available through The Jacksonville Bar Association at www.jaxbar.org.
All nomination forms are due by February 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. to Amber R. Donley, Esq. at ardonleylaw@gmail.com.

Trivia Night at Blackfinn Ameripub

Have you been studying up on your Trivia?
The 2nd Challenge is scheduled for January 28, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Blackfinn Ameripub
Markets at Town Center
4840 Big Island Dr, #5
Free to play
Teams of 5
$3 Drink Special

New Mandated Standards for Criminal Felony Law Practitioners!

Effective May 16, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court mandated new minimum standards prescribed for attorneys handling felony cases under Rule 3.133.  Before any attorney may participate as counsel of record in the circuit court for adult felony cases including post-conviction proceedings, the attorney must first complete a 100-minute course approved by The Florida Bar covering the legal and ethical Rule 3.220 discovery obligations in a criminal case and the principles established in Brady and Giglio. 

 Click here to register today for this mandatory training program that will satisfy the Rule 3.113 requirement!  Members of the Public Defenders and State Attorneys office must register through Carla Ortiz at  cortiz@jaxbar.org

Date:  January 22, 2016
Time:  9 a.m. to Noon
Place:  Duval County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room

Speakers: Denis M. deVlaming, deVlaming, Romine & Rivellini, LLP and
The Honorable Angela Corey, State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit

CLER Hours applied for with The Florida Bar.

Walk and Talk – Beginning Tuesday, January 12

The Health and Wellness committee hosted their first “Walk and Talk” event January 12th.  We are planning to do this every other Tuesday.  Lawyers,support staff, and friends are all welcome.  Meet outside at the Wells Fargo building, Water Street entrance, to walk the bridges and Riverwalk with colleagues, to talk, network, and socialize while getting exercise.

The next walk is planned for January 26th.

Senior Citizens Gift Drop-off

Unable to personally deliver your gifts?

JSO has graciously agreed to assist us in delivering gifts to the seniors. You may bring your gifts to the JBA Office at One Independent Drive, Suite 2201, Jacksonville, Florida, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., December 9-15, 2015. Perishable items or Fruit Baskets will not be accepted at the JBA office.

Please be sure that packages are wrapped and that the label is securely attached to the package. Do not use staples.

The JBA wishes to extend a warm thank you to the sponsors of the Bench & Bar

We would like to thank the following sponsor’s for making the 2015 Bench & Bar Party a success.

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Town Hall Meeting

December 9, 2015 ~ 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jacksonville City Hall, 117 W. Duval St, Lynwood Roberts Room

Join the Governmental Relations Committee and NUCA of North Florida for this unique opportunity to meet and speak one-on-one with elected state officials. This event is open to the public and followed by a reception hosted by Regan Whelan Zebouni & Atwood. Contact Kathy Blackman 904-296-1230 or Tony Zebouni 904-861-0770 for more information.

Annual Bench & Bar Party

December 9, 2015 ~ 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Center Lobby ~ One Independent Drive
All members of the Judiciary, JBA members and their significant others are welcome. Non JBA members of the Judiciary should register their attendance to admin@jaxbar.org. Members and spouses/significant others may register online at www.jaxbar.org.

Chief Justice Jorge Labarga

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga at the member luncheon, 12 p.m., Monday, November 30th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Click here to register.

Yoga for Legal Warriors on the Lawn

Come Celebrate our Veterans while also benefiting Your Health!
The JBA Health & Wellness Committee presents Yoga for Legal Warriors on the Courthouse Lawn
November 20, 2015 ~ 12 to 1 p.m., Lawn of the Duval County Courthouse
This is an all level Vinyasa Class. The Honorable Eleni Derke and Dan Nevins, Director of Warrior Speaks will lead the class. This event is open to all members of the 4th Judicial Circuit & support staff.
There is no cost to attend. PLEASE Register your attendance by clicking here

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