|Help mold Florida's court system of tomorrow||
“The strategic plan is intended to assist the Supreme Court and the current and future chief justices in leading the judicial branch over the six-year period of 2016 to 2022,” said Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge Jonathan Gerber, who chairs the workgroup.
|Citizens also urged to voice opinions at upcoming public meetings||
to those conditions is critical in creating an effective strategic plan for
Florida courts. The judicial branch invites citizens to provide public
comments at public meetings being held around the state.
“The opinions and perspectives of all Floridians are important to us and will affect the plans and choices that we make, said Fourth District Court of
Appeal Judge Jonathan Gerber. The revised plan will continue to support
the overall vision of the judicial branch: accessible, fair, effective,
responsive and accountable justice for all.”
Public meetings are scheduled on the following dates:
Each meeting will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Public officials
are invited to speak from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and citizens are invited to
speak from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All citizens and public officials with an
interest in state courts are invited to speak or submit written comments.
· What are your thoughts about the state court system?
· What do you believe are the most important issues currently facing
The current Long-Range Strategic Plan for the Florida Judicial Branch is available at this website.
Written comments will be accepted through March 16, and may be sent to the address below or submitted electronically through the online public comment forum at www.flcourts.org/comment.stml.
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Many involved in LRIS have seen a reduction in the volume of calls and revenue. The competitors are well funded and aggressive marketers. LRIS on-line services are growing and cutting into VBA revenue streams. The purpose of this workshop is to talk about best practices and what can be done to keep this program going.
Back by popular demand will be Jane Nosbisch, the director of the Lawyer Referral Service at the American Bar Association. She is an authority on what is taking place in lawyer referral nationally. We can all learn from her experience of what’s working and not working in other states.
In addition to hearing about marketing strategies from Nosbisch, the conference will also discuss methods to assure collections from attorney members, useful technology and other thoughts and solutions brought forward by the workshop participants.
THE FLORIDA BAR . . .
|Free seminars at Winter Meeting to learn about Benchmarks |
> The Benchmarks seminar will be on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Register by emailing or calling Susannah Lyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 561-5669. One and half general CLE credits are available.
> The LinkedIn seminars will be held Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, from 9 to 11 a.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Register by emailing or calling Danny Aller at email@example.com or (850) 561-5739.
|Coming in March! ||
A special weblink will be provided for attorneys to sign-up as new speakers and designate which local bar association recruited them. A nominal incentive will be paid to the VBA that is the designated recruiter. The campaign will run from March 1-31 or until 1500 new speakers are recruited state-wide.
There is also a $500 reward offered for the first VBA that signs up the largest percentage of their members.
Stay tuned for more information on how you can be involved!
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Board of Governors
WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THE BARS . . .
|Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association Young Lawyers Division hosts Breakfast with Santa for local foster families
The event itself took place at a local activity center that was transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with Santa and his elves. Upon arrival, families received breakfast and the children had their picture taken with Santa and received a gift from him. After eating breakfast, the children played games to earn “Santa bucks.” Once they had a sufficient amount of Santa bucks, they shopped for gifts for their foster parents. Once the children picked out gifts they were assisted with wrapping them. After wrapping them, they were reunited with their foster parents, wrapped gift in hand, ready to be placed under the tree when the children got home.
As in the past, the ESRBA YLD received overwhelming support from the members of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association. In addition to funding, the ESRBA YLD also volunteers its members' time. This year, members volunteered to help shop for gifts, help set up and take down the event, act as personal shoppers, and assist with running the games for the children.
|Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL hosts holiday party for PACE||
PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace. PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.
|Record-setting year for Miami-Dade FAWL's Scholarships ||
Congratulations to the scholarship recipients including: Tara Irani at University of Miami School of Law; Dawn Boulding at Florida A&M University College of Law; Nancy Shalhub at University of Miami School of Law; Samantha Sobel at Stetson University College of Law; Katie Brochu at Florida Coastal School of Law; Jihane Elizee at Florida International University School of Law; Nejla Clavo at University of Miami School of Law; Janelle Vega at St. Thomas University School of Law; Jacqueline Hagans at St. Thomas University School of Law; Nicole Fundora at Florida International College of Law; and Ileana Garcia at St. Thomas University School of Law.
|Toast & Roast Reception honors retiring Chief Judge Manuel Menendez Jr. ||
|William H. Stafford Inn of Court gives back to the Big Bend||
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