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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 Promotion/Recognition Submit summaries of local bar achievements, volunteer and team recognition. Photo submission in jpg format only.|
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2017 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference
CLE Credit Info
Those attending the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference are eligible 5.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit from The Florida Bar for general CLE and 1 hour of CLE for Technology. Please refer to course # 1608535N.
View the 2017 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference presentations and session handouts
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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?
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The 2017 theme of Law Week provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society. Through its Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states. Ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, the Fourteenth Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those who advocate for equal justice under law.
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Sign up for updates and announcements as we gear up for the 2017 Law Day theme. Be the first to know when Law Day planning guides, teaching resources, products and other useful items become available.
2016 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference
The 2016 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference was held – July 15-16 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. This two-day conference is for current bar association presidents and executive directors.
|Conference photos are posted at The Florida Bar Flickr photo stream.|
View the 2016 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference presentations and session handouts:
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2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference
This conference was July 10-11, 2015 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, FL. This two-day conference is designed for current bar association presidents and executive directors. See the Conference program agenda for examples of sessions and events, or view the following VBLC session handouts:
- ABA Division for Bar Services
- ABA Division for Bar Services – Essential Tools for Bar Leaders
- 55 Ways to Increase Your Productivity
- Recommended Reading to ensure the continued success of Florida’s lawyers in the 21st century
- Accessibility Checklist
- ADA Letter to Voluntary Bar Associations
- Association 101 — Everything You Want To Know About Bar Leadership
- Crisis Communication Plan
- How Good Crisis Communications Can Save the Day
- Miami-Dade FAWL – Diversity & Inclusion: Accessibility Planning for Meetings and Events
- Non-Dues Revenue
- Passing the Torch – 2015
- Tax, Regulatory & Financial Management
- The currency of the new economy is trust
- The case for collaborative consumption
An electronic digest of voluntary bar news that is dedicated to the interaction of local, special interest and substantive bar associations.
President’s Social Media
Follow the activities of The Florida Bar President on Facebook and Twitter including the president’s schedule, attendance at activities on behalf of the Bar, and recent articles and announcements.
Lawyer Feedback Subcommittee Report
A summary of feedback from voluntary bars on what they believe the Bar can do to help its members. The effort was created in response to past Florida Bar President Ray Abadin’s vision of enhancing member engagement.
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.
‘Stabilizing Revenues for the State Courts System and Clerks of Court,’ 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.
Diversity & Inclusion
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.
Call to Action Diversity Summit
Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“Miami-Dade FAWL”), the Dade County Bar Association (“DCBA”) and Disability Independence Group, Inc. (“DIG”)
Judicial Independence Video (Windows Media Video- 48.75 MB)
CLE and Basic Skills Course Requirements