Jacksonville Bar Association

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.

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.

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