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Law Day
Law Day 2014 – American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters
One of our most cherished national ideals, expressed eloquently by Abraham Lincoln, is “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” It is a principle enshrined in our Nation’s founding documents, from the Declaration of Independence’s assurance that governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed, to the opening three words of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, “We the People.”The right to vote is the very foundation of government by the people. For this reason, striving to establish and protect every citizen’s right to vote has been a central theme of American legal and civic history. Much of the struggle on voting rights began decades ago, but the work is far from complete, and a citizen’s right to cast a ballot remains at risk today. As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.

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Promote your 2014 Law Day events with The Florida Bar - Please send your bar association name, event title, dates, location, contact information, related links and a description of the event to Emilie Rietow, erietow@flabar.org. Law Day events will appear in the Voluntary Bar Events Calendar and published in a statewide press release sent out by The Florida Bar on May 1.


Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference
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The 2014 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference will be held July 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fl. This two-day conference is designed for current bar association presidents and executive directors.

Hotel Room reservations are now available! Reservations must be made by June 20.

2014 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, July 11-12 in Bonita Springs
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa


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Bar-to-Bar E-News
An electronic digest of voluntary bar news that is dedicated to the interaction of local, special interest and substantive bar associations.

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Quick now, do you know what the "Notice of Confidential Information within Court Filings" is? Read the Bar News article, Lawyers will be responsible for redacting confidential information in court filings. Find out about the Free CLE course.

Voluntary Bar Events Calendar
The activities of the voluntary bar associations are important to The Florida Bar and we want to share information about those activities with the legal community and the public. Send the information regarding your voluntary bar association’s activities and events to vbevents@flabar.org.

"Stabilizing Revenues for the State Courts System and Clerks of Court," External Link the Nov. 1 report and recommendations of the Revenue Stabilization Workgroup, details findings and recommendations to provide stable funding for the Core Court System. Talking points cover the key aspects of the report and the recommendations. PDF document opens in new window


The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Association Diversity Leadership Grants
The purpose of this voluntary bar association grant program is to support initiatives and programs which encourage diversity, diversity training and dialogue among lawyers in Florida through financial support of conferences, seminars, summits and symposia planned and hosted by local and specialty bar associations.

Examples of Voluntary Bar Diversity Seminars
In an effort to assist Voluntary Bar Associations statewide become well equipped to address the topic of diversity, we have gathered the following information. Several local Bar Associations have provided some valuable background information that may serve as a template for organizing a diversity summit/symposium in your communities.

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Grants & Applications

American Bar Association External Link

Judicial Independence Video (Windows Media Video- 48.75 MB)

Model Local Preference Poll for County and Circuit Judicial Candidates

Issue Paper: Voluntary Bar Associations

CLE and Basic Skills Course Requirements
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History of Conferences
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Speakers Bureau

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