Jacksonville Bar Association

Member Luncheon- September 20

Our first member luncheon is right around the corner- Have You Renewed Your JBA Membership?

September 20, 2017 at Hyatt Regency

Featured Speaker: Mayanne Downs
City Attorney of the City of Orlando, Past President of The Florida Bar, and managing partner of GrayRobinson Orlando

Topic: Pulse nightclub aftermath & coping with domestic tragedy in Urban America

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017

Don’t miss Mayanne Downs, President & managing partner of GrayRobinson Orlando, as she talks about how a major metropolitan area handled one of the worst domestic tragedies in the nation’s history. Ms. Downs serves as the City Attorney for Orlando, and was called to the scene on the night of the horrors which unfolded at Pulse Nightclub. Register your attendance today


1st District Court of Appeal visits Jacksonville

The Judicial Relations Committee and the Appellate Practice Committee of The Jacksonville Bar Association hosted lunch with participating judges from the First District Court of Appeal last month. Check out Max Marbut of Jax Daily Record’s article here.

Thanks to co-chairs of the JBA Appellate Practice Committee, Diana Johnson and William Graessle, for moderating the event, and to participating Judges Harvey Jay, Scott Makar, Lori Rowe, and M. Kemmerly Thomas, as well as Jon Wheeler, clerk of the 1st District Court, for participating.


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The Open Bar Social

July 27, 2017 ~ 5:50 to 7:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Center, 2nd Floor Vacant Space

Join us for a social & networking event (i.e. free drinks!) while also getting to know more about how to become involved in the many local legal organizations in Jacksonville.

Open to all attorneys- You do not need to be a JBA member to attend!

Participating organizations include FACDL, Jax Beaches Bar Association, JWLA, Asian American Bar Association, and more!

Don’t miss this kick-off event!

Sponsorship opportunities available- contact Carla Ortiz at (904)399-4486 or email cortiz@jaxbar.org

Register Today!


THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THIS ASSOCIATION IS THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF ITS MEMBERS! Please give the Association the benefit of your ideas and talents by volunteering to serve on one or more of the committees shown on the JBA website.  WITH YOUR ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT THIS ASSOCIATION WILL FLOURISH.  To join or change your committee preferences log-in to your web profile and click on “Join a Committee”. 

2017-2018 Membership Renewal is Due!

It is time to renew your dues for the 2017-2018 year.  

Please visit our website at  www.jaxbar.org to renew on-line and learn more about the many benefits of your membership. If you prefer, also attached is a  renewal form for your use.

If you have questions about your membership or benefits, please call us at 904.399.4486 or email us at  jba@jaxbar.org. You may also contact us for more information about the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), or click here for that application.

2017 CME Seminar for Mediators

June 7, 2017 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Florida Coastal School of Law, Room 585
8787 Baypine Rd.

This course is eligible for up to 8.0 CME hours, including 5.0 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. 

Approved for 8.0 General CLE, 5.0 Ethics, 1.0 Business Litigation , 1.0 Civil Trial, 1.0 Criminal Appellate Law, 1.0 Marital & Family Law, and 1.0 Workers Compensation Certification Credits by the Florida Bar

Click here for program agenda and to register your attendance. 

YLS Board of Governors On-line Election & Annual Meeting!

The elections for the YLS Board of Governors will take place online from May 29, 2017 through June 7, 2017. 

The 2017 – 2018 Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors Election is open to Full, Public Servants/Governmental attorneys. 

  • A Young Lawyer is any member of the Association who have not yet reached the age of 36 shall be enrolled as members of the Young Lawyers Section; provided, however, that any member who shall reach the age of 36 years shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of membership for the remainder of the fiscal year in which his or her 36th birthday occurs, or who has been practicing law for 5 years or less.

YLS Annual Meeting – 

Live voting will take place at the YLS Annual Meeting on June 8, 2017 at The Blue Room at the Jacksonville Landing.  Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting.   

If anyone has any questions regarding the election process, please contact Alex Hill

Law Day Luncheon/Annual Meeting: Make Your Reservation Now!

Tuesday, May 16th, 12 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Riverfront
Speaker:  The Honorable Susan Black
                Senior U. S. Circuit Judge
                United States Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit

Doors Open:  11:30 a.m. 

On-site Board of Governors Voting:  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here to RSVP!



JBA Board of Governors On-line Election Ends Monday, May 15th

A President-Elect and five (5) members of the Board of Governors are to be elected.  The on-line election will end at 11:59 p.m., Monday,  May 15th. On-site voting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Law Day Luncheon/Annual Meeting, May 16th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

The Election is open to Full, Public Service/Governmental and Judiciary Members.  Honorary, Student Members and Out of Area Members are not eligible to participate. MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE CURRENT TO VOTE.

Click here to vote!


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