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April 1, 2015





CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
OPENS APRIL 15


  • A NEW TIERED APPROACH WITH A VARIETY OF CHOICES
  • SIX LEVELS TO FIT SMALL & LARGE BUSINESS NEEDS & BUDGET
  • EFFECTIVE WAYS TO RAISE YOUR PROFILE WITH BAR LEADERS


  • 55 Ways to Increase Your Productivity, Decrease Your Stress, and Get More Done in Less Time

      You’re the leader. Now what?! How are you going to get it all done? The practice of law is challenging enough on its own. Deadlines. Staffing. Marketing. Demanding clients always wanting to speak with you. And now you’re expected to lead a bar association. If everyone would just leave you alone, maybe you could get something done.

      Have no fear! There are simple changes you can make to your daily routine that will help you increase productivity, decrease stress, and get more done is less time. Find out how in this fun and fast-paced session designed to help you shed your unproductive ways.

      Join Nora Riva Bergman, J.D., practice advisor, Atticus, Inc., for the keynote session at the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, July 10, in Palm Beach.

      CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 15
    DEADLINE IS APRIL 10

    2015 Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year nominations sought


      When consumers are harassed by debt collectors, underwater on their mortgages or trying to re-establish credit, they turn to attorneys practicing consumer law. For families fighting to right their economic ships, these attorneys are the life-saving captains.

      For the fifth year, the Consumer Protection Law Committee is accepting nominations for an award that acknowledges a Florida consumer law practitioner for outstanding efforts that benefit not only Floridians but the practice of consumer law.

      The Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year award recognizes excellence, character and commitment to the practice of consumer protection law. The nomination form is available on the committee’s Florida Bar Web page. Nominations should explain how the nominee:

      • Promotes the ideals and values of consumer protection and advocacy.
      • Participates in notable projects or activities advancing consumer law.
      • Demonstrates exemplary professionalism, excellence, character and commitment to consumer protection.

      Deadline for nominations for the 2015 Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award is Friday, April 10. Questions: Please call or email Susannah Lyle at slyle@flabar.org or (850) 561-5669.
    DEADLINE IS APRIL 15

    Nominations sought for Justice Teaching Awards

    The Justice Teaching initiative of Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis is seeking nominations for a Justice Teaching Select Committee “Judge of the Year,” a Justice Teaching “Volunteer of the Year,” and a Justice Teaching “Teacher of the Year” for the 2014-2015 school year.

    These awards will be given to the select committee judge, the volunteer, and the teacher who have most exemplified the spirit and purpose of Justice Teaching to deliver civic education to the children of Florida.

    Justice Teaching Award Packet

    Please FAX nomination forms and supporting materials fewer than five pages no later than
    April 15, 2015, to (850) 561-9429 – cover sheet clearly labeled “Award Nomination” or e-mail nomination forms and supporting materials no later than April 15, 2015, to jdoran@flabar.org

    Justice Lewis will present the awards at the 2015 Florida Bar Annual Convention.

    The
    Justice Teaching website provides information about the program.


    THE FLORIDA BAR . . .
    2015 Annual Florida Bar Convention set for June 24-27 in Boca Raton


    WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THE BARS . . .
    "YAPPY HOUR" hosted by Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers

      Pups were welcome at Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers Yappy Hour held on March 12 in Melbourne. The legal community there provided a $10 donation or brought a can of dog food, cedar shavings and other pup or cat accessories to benefit the Central Brevard Humane Society! Lober, Brown & Lober matched the donations dollar for dollar up to $500.
    Palm Beach County Bar is now on Instagram


    Hillsborough County Bar Association goes hog wild with pigs, food and folly, oh my

      A great crowd turned-out for Hillsborough County Bar Association's Judicial
      Pig Roast/Food Festival on March 21 in Tampa. Congrats to the judges for winning best decorated booth at the pig roast! There's no place like the HCBA!
    Federal Justice Association takes diversity message to Tallahassee

      Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 2nd Annual FJA Diversity Committee Lobby Days! The week kicked off with the annual Meet & Greet with the Conference of Black State Legislators hosted by Parks & Crump.
    Florida Justice Association's Women's Caucus busy in Tallahassee

      Florida Justice Association's Women's Caucus members and Diversity Committee members took the Capitol (and Supreme Court) by storm! Here are members of the Women's Caucus with Chief Justice Labarga.

    Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association hosts dodgeball tournament

      The five rules to the OCBA YLS Dodgeball Tournament: Dodge, Dip, Dive, Duck, and Dodge. The sixth rule? Get all of the participants to sign liability waivers. Shutts & Bowen played Gray Robinson in the championship game. Congrats to the undefeated champs, Shutts & Bowen!
    PFAWL launches new website

      The Pinellas County chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers has a new website.

      Check it out!: http://www.pfawl.org/

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