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Welcome to the Voluntary Bar Center, a collection of resources and information to assist Florida’s local and specialty bar associations with leadership, operations and membership.

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Florida Voluntary Bar Associations of every size will benefit from a series of virtual educational events, scheduled for June-November. While the June 30 webinar provided CLE tips for developing and delivering a course and getting credit for it, the other sessions are designed to provide important information that will assist voluntary bar leaders to RESTART, REBOUND & RECOVER their organizations during these unprecedented times. The topics are based on a survey of needs that was conducted by the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee in June. The schedule for the next five months includes:

July 28 – Town Hall on Member participation/engagement/retention AND A return to in-person events

August 25 – Webinar on Budgets and Financing

September 22 – Town Hall on Lessons Learned

October 20 – Webinar on Sponsorships

November 17 – Town Hall Open Forum


2020 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference Postponed Until Next Summer

After careful consideration, and with full support of President John Stewart and President-elect Dori Foster-Morales, the officers of the committee have decided to postpone the 2020 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference.


This Really Happened CLE

The Solo & Small Firm Section is offering a one-hour professionalism CLE at no charge to voluntary bar associations and legal aid organizations. “This Really Happened: Taking the High Road of Civility and Professionalism” discusses actual examples of unprofessional and uncivil conduct that have occurred in the everyday practice of law, identifies potential rule violations and suggests possible ways to handle or remedy the situations. The presentation is available as an online video webcast and as an audio webcast CD, which can be shipped or downloaded. The PowerPoint and presenter notes also are available. If your organization would like to reserve the CLE, please email Solo & Small Firm Section Administrator Ricky Libbert or call her at 850-561-5631.

Information Clearinghouse

Information Clearinghouse

Our Information Clearinghouse provides useful materials to assist voluntary bar leaders in managing and leading a voluntary bar.

The SideBar

The SideBar

The SideBar is an electronic digest of local, special interest and substantive bar association news. Send your local bar achievements and team volunteer activities.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

The Voluntary Bar Events Calendar  features the activities of the voluntary bar associations around the state. Send your events to [email protected].

Bar Leaders Conference

Every year, Florida’s local and specialty bar leaders gather to network and share the latest best practices and management techniques.  The past and future conferences provide tools to chart your course for success.

Bar Association Listing

Bar Listings

The Florida Voluntary Bar Association Listing provides contact information for local and specialty bar associations. Submit updated contact information here.

Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee

Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee

The Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee page provides the scope of the committee, their projects, and the member list.