Jacksonville Bar Association

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.

Ramon A. Abadin, TFB President to speak at Members Luncheon

Hyatt Regency Riverfront, March 29th at 12 p.m.
Abadin’s focus as Florida Bar president is on technology and the transformation of the legal services marketplace and to embrace that change.
Click here to make your reservation before the 5 p.m., March 23rd deadline.

March 8th – Please join us at

  • Judges, JAs & JAVA ~ 8:30 a.m. ~ Chief Judge Mahon’s Chambers;
  • Vintage Lawyers Luncheon ~ 12 p.m. ~ Golden Corral-Southside Blvd;
  • Walk & Talk ~ 5:30 p.m. ~ Wells Fargo Building

Brady Training Now on DVD/AUDIO CD

Not able to attend the January 22nd live Brady presentation?

The Florida Bar has mandated new minimum standards prescribed for attorneys handling felony cases under Rule 3.133. This seminar will satisfy the new Minimum Standards for Attorneys in Felony Cases under Rule 3.113 which is effective in May 16, 2016, and provides as follows:

“Before an attorney may participate as counsel of record in the circuit court for any adult felony case, including postconviction proceedings before the trial court, the attorney must complete a course, approved by The Florida Bar for continuing legal education credits, of at least 100 minutes and covering the legal and ethical obligations of discovery in a criminal case, including the requirements of rule 3.220, and the principles established in Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972).”

Speakers Denis deVlaming and The Honorable Angela Corey (prosecution and defense) will present an intensive point/counterpoint presentation which will satisfy the new Fla.R.Crim.Proc., Rule 3.113, minimum standards in felony cases requirements pertaining to Fla.R.Crim.Proc. 3.220 Discovery and Brady-Giglio obligations.

Topics covered: 

  • Obligations of discovery in a criminal case;
  • Brady/Giglio obligations and law;
  • Question and answer segment

DVD/Audio CD

  • JBA Member: $105
  • Non-Member: $135

Carla Ortiz-Ramos

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.

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