May 28th from 5 to 7 p.m. All Attorneys are invited to attend….
The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers’ Division (“YLD”) has declared the month of May as “Health and Wellness Month”. During May, the YLD has initiated a number of projects geared at bringing awareness to the mental and physical stress often associated with the practice of law.
The Young Lawyers’ Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association (“YLS”) has organized an event during May in the spirit of Health and Wellness Month. The YLS challenges YOU to take a break from the daily grind, walk away from your desk and enjoy some good-natured fun with friends and colleagues!
On May 28 between 5:00 and 7:00, attorneys of all ages are invited to come out to the empty lot adjacent to the Laura Street Trio for friendly competition in dodgeball and kickball, as well as other low-impact activities. Please join us in the heart of downtown for this inaugural event for some fun physical activity after work. After all, it may be the only opportunity of your career to hurl a ball at a judge or your opposing counsel. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available and athletic dress is recommended.
Between work, family, and outside professional obligations, it is hard for attorneys to make time to focus on their physical health and well-being. Please join both the YLD and the YLS in taking a well-deserved break to have some fun. The YLS is working on providing some fun surprises that you will surely not want to miss.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Adam Edgecombe at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jessica Mathis at email@example.com, or Christian George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TPC @ TPC Limited number of tickets available
The JBA has a very limited number of tickets still available for purchase.“
This inaugural event uniquely combines the opportunity to earn CLE credits, including 5 hours of ethics credits, with a tremendous entertaining networking opportunity.
For the price of admission, registrants will receive the following:
- Access to the conference, including CLE credits and tremendous programs;
- All-day course access to The Players Championship;
- Breakfast & Lunch
- Afternoon access to our own private chalet – Dye’s Pavilion – located on the 16th fairway;
- Open bar and snacks during afternoon networking event;
- Parking at TPC.
Please note: Tickets must be picked up in person at the JBA office, One Independent Drive, Suite 2201. Due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate walk-up requests. NO REFUNDS AFTER DEADLINE DATE
Please feel free to reach out to Christian George at email@example.com or Eric Roberson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
JBA Board of Governors Election Begins April 24, 2015
Watch for the April 20, 2015 Bar Bulletin for a listing of Board Candidates.
JBA’s Board of Governors Nomination Petition
JBA members wishing to run for a seat on the Board of Governors must submit a nomination petition signed by 10 active members of the Association. Nominations must be submitted to the Association office, One Independent Drive, Ste. 2201, Jacksonville, FL 32202 no later than 5:00 P.M., Monday, April 6, 2015 along with a recent color photograph and biographical background.
Contact the JBA office to request a form at 904-399-4486.
JBA Professionalism Award Nomination Sought
The Bench and Bar Professionalism Committee will be accepting nominations through April 17, 2015. There are many outstanding lawyers in our community, and this award is a great way to recognize those members of the JBA who embody and embrace the ideals of professionalism and who practice law with integrity, honor and civility.
If you would like to submit a nomination, you can send it to Ashley Greene at email@example.com. The recipient of the award will be announced at The Professionalism Conference at the TPC on May 6, 2015.
Complete details and nomination petition can be found at www.jaxbar.org/view-events/.
JBA Kickball League 2015
Team Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015
The games will be held at St. Nicholas Park from approximately 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The league will run from March 18th through May 27th. The cost to sign up is $300.00 per team or $30.00 per person. Anyone wishing to sign up or with questions about the league should contact
Jeremy Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blane McCarthy Awarded The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award
January was a very busy month for Jacksonville Bar Association Board Member, Blane McCarthy. On January 19, 2015 he was presented the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award of Jacksonville Area Legal Area, but he also was awarded the 2015 The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award.
Join Us for the Meet & Greet Reception
The Jacksonville Bar Association, Governmental Relations Committee invites you to a reception for candidates for the elected municipal and county offices of the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lobby of the Wells Fargo Center, One Independent Drive. There is no cost to attend. Reservations are requested, just click on the calendar event page. Wine and hor d’oeuvres provided by The Grotto.
Have you reserved your seat for the 2015 Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar?
The program is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center, 2nd Floor, One Independent Drive. Click on the link for the agenda to review the list of topics and speakers. 8.0 General CLER Credits inclusive of 1.5 Ethics Hours have been applied for with The Florida Bar, including 8.0 Business Litigation and Civil Trial Certification Hours. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS MOVED FROM THE HYATT DOWNTOWN TO THE WELLS FARGO BUILDING, 2ND FLOOR, ONE INDEPENDENT DR.
2015 Ehrlich Seminar Registration Form
Calling each other out for JALA!
Kick-Off Event: The JBA has partnered to produce three brief fund-raising Challenge events for JALA. Firms and individuals challenge to participate. JALA will host the Kick-Off event at 5:45 on October 22, 126 W. Adams Street.
One event is $30; attend all three events for $60; or donate $60 instead of attending.
Donations accepted on-line.