The Florida Bar


June 18, 2014
Susannah Lyle;,
The Florida Bar
(850) 561-5666

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention in Orlando/Kissimmee at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center from June 25 to 28.

West Palm Beach attorney Gregory W. Coleman will be sworn in as the Bar's 66th president at the General Assembly on Friday, June 27, while Miami attorney Ramón A. Abadin will be sworn in as president-elect. Abadin will become president in 2015.

"Embracing Connectivity" is the convention theme, which “represents the importance for members of The Florida Bar to connect with our profession, our colleagues, our families and our clients,” wrote current president Eugene K. Pettis in a letter to convention attendees.

The convention gives Florida Bar members a chance to choose from an array of seminars for Continuing Legal Education credit, meet with their committees and sections dedicated to advancing the Bar's work, network with colleagues and attend special luncheons and events including:

This year convention attendees have 20 Continuing Legal Education seminars from which to choose. Among them are:

Other seminars address updates to Florida laws, electronic discovery, animal law issues, First Amendment law, setting up a legal practice and more.

With nearly 99,000 members, The Florida Bar is one of the largest Bars in the nation. It is charged by the Florida Supreme Court with regulating the practice of law in the state as well as promoting the administration of justice.

Registration fees and ticket costs and other details about the Annual Convention are available on The Florida Bar website.


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EDITORS: Please note The Florida Bar is not an association and "Association" is not part of our name. Proper reference is "The Florida Bar." Local bar organizations are properly termed "associations."

[Revised: 08-01-2014]