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Florida Voluntary Bar Center


Florida Voluntary Bar Associations — local and specialty lists.

Bar-to-Bar E-News
An electronic digest of voluntary bar news. Submit summaries of local bar achievements, volunteer and team recognition.

Voluntary Bar Update Form
Submit updates for the Florida voluntary local and specialty bar association listing.

Voluntary Bar Events Calendar
The activities of the voluntary bar associations are important to The Florida Bar, please send the information regarding your activities and events to [email protected].

Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee

Law Day 2018

What is Law Day?
Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. Learn more about the history of Law Day and past themes here.

Where can I find Law Day products?
Law Day products are available in the ABA Webstore. Shop while supplies last. Sign up for updates to learn more about product availability.

Law Day 2018

Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom

The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.

How can I receive updates about Law Day 2018?
Click here to sign up for updates and announcements as we gear up for the 2018 Law Day theme. Be the first to know when Law Day planning guides, teaching resources, products, and other useful items become available.

2018 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference

VBLC 2018 Save the date

Registration and hotel information available on our event page.

Visit to view the beautiful beachside venue for this year’s conference.





Past Conference Session Handouts


ABA Division for Bar Services

Pro Shop Essentials

DBS and our ABA Colleagues Can Help You

Business Skills

55 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

Recommended Reading to ensure the continued success of Florida’s lawyers in the 21st century

The currency of the new economy is trust

The case for collaborative consumption


Crisis Communication Plan

How Good Crisis Communications Can Save the Day

Making association communications relevant and meaningful

Don’t Miss Out on the Social

Diversity & Inclusion

Accessibility Checklist

ADA Letter to Voluntary Bar Associations

Miami-Dade FAWL – Diversity & Inclusion: Accessibility Planning for Meetings and Events


How to realize a year of magic for your small bar utilizing a shoe-string budget and limited human resources

Tax, Regulatory & Financial Management


Attaining and Retaining Sponsors

Non-Dues Revenue


Association 101 — Everything You Want To Know About Bar Leadership

Common pitfalls to avoid as bar leaders

Keynote – Don’t Be a Duffer

Top Ten Ways to Make the Magic Happen Through Your Leadership

Setting Achievable Goals Voluntary Bar Leaders

Young Lawyers on Center Stage

Young Lawyers Division take-a-ways

Essential Tools for Bar Leaders

Understanding Association Fundamentals

How to Pass the Torch

When You Can’t Clone Yourself

Young Lawyers on Center Stage

Meetings & Events

How to plan a supercalifragilistic CLE event


Motivating and rewarding volunteers

Membership Retention by Engagement


Illuminations: Website design and content

Tech for Bar Associations

Guidelines for Social Networking


Past Conference Programs

2017 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conv. Photos

2017 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference Photos

 2017 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference

2017 Conference Program and 2017 Conference Photos

All Bar Conference


President’s Social Media
Follow the activities of The Florida Bar President on Facebook and Twitter including the president’s schedule, attendance at Bar-related activities, and recent articles and announcements.

Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism – Local Professionalism Panels

Diversity & Inclusion

The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Association Diversity Leadership Grants
The voluntary bar association grant program supports local and specialty bar initiatives and programs which encourage diversity, diversity training and dialogue among lawyers. Diversity Leadership Grant – Section II Outcome Report 2016-17.

ADA Accessibility Checklist

Examples Templates of Voluntary Bar Diversity Seminars

Call to Action Diversity Summit (Miami-Dade)

Martin County Bar Association Handbook

Marion County Bar Association Legal Aid Fund

American Bar Association

CLE and Basic Skills Course Requirements