The Florida Bar

Group Professionalism Award Guidelines

    The Florida Bar, through the Standing Committee on Professionalism, is seeking applications for the Group Professionalism Award for groups such as bar associations, judicial organizations, inns of court, or law school organizations aimed at enhancing professionalism among lawyers and law students. The purpose of this award is to recognize one organization that has an innovative program that can be implemented by other organizations to promote and encourage professionalism within the legal community. The deadline for the submission is February 14, 2014.

    A cash award in the amount of $1,000 will be presented to the recipient at the Annual Convention of The Florida Bar in June 2014.

    1. Eligibility

    Individual federal, state, and local bar associations; inns of court; judicial organizations; and law school organizations, are eligible for the award.

    2. Judging

    The entries will be received by the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and the selection will be made by The Standing Committee on Professionalism.

    3. Criteria for Evaluation
      a. Overall quality of the program.

      b. Ability for replication by other interested groups.

      c. Likelihood of continuation of the program.

      d. Substantive strength of the program in the area of professionalism.

      e. Success of the program.

      f. Number of lawyers and/or law students directly and indirectly involved or affected.

      g. Uniqueness, creativity, or other distinguishing and/or particularly meri­torious features of the program.

      h. Potential for impact in the legal community.

    4. Application Procedures
      a. All individual entrants must submit an original of the completed project application, including attachments.

      b. Applications must be typewritten.

      c. Up to four (4) additional sheets (excluding the narrative summary) may be attached should more room be needed to respond to questions on the application.

      d. All applications and supporting documents must be received on or before February 14, 2014 and should be addressed to:

      Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
      The Florida Bar
      651 East Jefferson Street
      Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300

    e. All entries, including exhibits, become the property of The Florida Bar and may appear in The Florida Bar News and other publications.

    f. The award will be presented at the Annual Convention of The Florida Bar, June 2014.

    g. Questions regarding the award should be directed to Jacina Haston, Assistant Director for the Center for Professionalism, email or by phone (850)561-5747.

[Revised: 08-27-2014]