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Vice Chair:

Joni Poitier

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Christen Luikart

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The Diversity Committee promotes inclusion of diverse lawyers, judges and other in the legal profession through educational and informational programs along with celebrating and recognizing advances made by diverse lawyers. The committee encourages the recruitment, hiring and promotion of diverse lawyers and judges throughout the legal profession and develops strategies to assist diverse attorneys in attaining full and equal participation.


Racial Injustice continues to be a problem in 2020.  Recent events in America have reminded us that the onus is on us to dispel the legacy of hatred and inequality and work to unite us into a nation of justice and opportunity. So what can you do? Here are a few things you can do to help promote racial justice:

  1. Speak Up Publicly
  2. Talk with your children and other young people about racism
  3. Challenge your own stereotypical beliefs
  4. Mentor someone who doesn’t look like you
  5. Participate in a Study Circle with the Jacksonville Bar Association
  6. Join the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee
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VIRTUAL MEETING: Judicial Relations Committee Meeting

VIRTUAL MEETING: Veteran & Military Affairs Committee Meeting

VIRTUAL CLE: Noon in June in July

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