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Welcome to the Center for Professionalism. Created as a joint project of the Supreme Court and The Florida Bar, the award-winning* Center for Professionalism is here to serve you!

Henry Latimer
Henry Latimer
1938-2005
The Award-winning
Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
is here to serve YOU!

The Center was created by Administrative Order of the Florida Supreme Court in July of 1996 as a joint project of the Supreme Court and The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism works with the Center in fulfilling the vision and mission.

The Center for Professionalism was renamed The Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism in honor of Henry Latimer who died on January 24, 2005. Latimer served as one of the first African-American judges in Florida. He had a 30-year career as a lawyer and judge, which was exemplified by passion, excellence, wisdom and diplomacy. Henry Latimer served as a mentor to thousands, instilling in them his passion for equality, excellence, respect and professionalism.


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About the Center
News
Regulating Professionalism
CLE
Awards and Contests
Resources
Mentoring
Reports
Forms
Contact Us


About the Center
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News
The Professional The Professional
Circuit Professionalism Reports Circuit Reports
Law School Reports Law School Reports
Professionalism YouTube Contest YouTube Contest Winner
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Regulating Professionalism Information about filing a complaint regarding a lawyer's conduct is on the Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP) page.

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CLE
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Awards and Contests
  • William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award seeks nominations annually for active members of the Judiciary that have exemplified professionalism.
  • Group Professionalism Award seeks nominations annually for one program instituted and coordinated by a bar association, judicial organization, inn of court, or law school organization aimed at enhancing professionalism among lawyers and law students.
  • Law Faculty/Administrator Professionalism Award seeks nominations annually for a faculty member or administrator of one of Florida's law schools who best exemplifies the mission of the Standing Committee on Professionalism
  • Florida Law Student Essay Contest PDF document opens in new window seeks essays on selected professionalism topics annually from law schools students competing for a cash award jointly sponsored by Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the Center for Professionalism, and the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section of The Florida Bar.
  • The Law Student Professionalism YouTube Contest seeks annual videos highlighting professionalism from law school students competing for a cash award.
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Resources
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Mentoring

Please contact the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism if your organization is interested in starting a mentoring program. The Center has a mentoring toolbox with all of the essentials to start your own mentoring program.
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Reports
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Forms



Contact Us

Office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
The Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
651 E. Jefferson Street (Yahoo Map External Link)
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
(850) 561-5745
cfp@flabar.org



* On August 6, 1999, the Center for Professionalism was awarded the E. Smythe Gambrell Award which was presented by The E. Smythe Fund for Professionalism, the American Bar Association, and the Standing Committee on Professionalism.

[Revised: 05-08-2015]