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August 2018

The Bar-to-Bar E-News provides monthly highlights of the incredible work of Florida’s voluntary bars.

Helpful Resources To Weather the Storms

When a disaster hits, confusion usually follows.  To avoid panic and the resulting bad decisions, it is good business to have a well thought out, easy-to-follow disaster plan in place and rehearsed before it is needed. Businesses and organizations that are prepared for emergencies are better able to respond, recover and rebuild quickly – no matter…

Exercise clothing drive for PACE Girls

Spreading good health and wellness vibes! The Broward County Women Lawyers Association members gathered exercise clothing for a community partner, PACE Center for Girls Inc. Here, BCWLA’s new president Madeline Manello, (left) and past president Stacy Schwartz (right) show-off the shopping bags full of workout gear.

Students Get Bookbags and School Supplies

Members of the Dominican American Bar Association feel good about equipping students in the Dominican Republic with more than 150 bookbags and school supplies. President Nexcy De La Rosa and Secretary Leslie Puzo had the privilege of donating the supplies for the third year in a row. And this year DABA received so many donations…

Lawyers do good for local school

With bags of goodies in hand, members of the Volusia County Bar Association gave students at Holly Hills School a great start to a new school year.  The school said it best on their Twitter page: “We are so thankful for an amazing partnership with the Volusia County Bar Association! It’s so great to have local lawyers…

Complimentary Benchmarks seminar at Fall Meeting

A Benchmarks seminar at The Florida Bar Fall Meeting will discuss how to evaluate the constitutional amendments on the 2018 ballot as well as how to evaluate judges. The seminar, which offers 1.5 hours of General credit,  will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.  There is no fee to register. Please…

Santa in the summer

Lee County Bar Association YLD hosted its annual Holidays in July!  More than 180 gifts were wrapped for 61 foster kids!  The Skyzone event for the children in foster care and their families by all reports was epic!

Backpacks for Boys and Girls Club

Thanks to the Hillsborough County Bar Association YLD Board members, backpacks got stuffed with school supplies to support the Boys and Girls Club.

A memorable night of trivia

Oh, what a fun, entertaining and “fact-filled” night at the Orange County Bar Association’s Annual Trivia Contest. Pictured here is “Torts Illustrated, Swimlawsuit Edition” who won the Best Dressed Team Award! Each trivia team could have up to six players, but at least three had to be OCBA members. The event was a sell-out!

Perkins Bar welcomes members

Connecting with past, present and future members topped the agenda for the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association on Aug. 16. The group hosted a Welcome Reception and Membership Drive at Ember Orlando. The evening was enjoyed by all!

Zumba workout brings bars together

Great networking and a little cardio do a body good! Dancing to great music, with great people.  That’s the way members of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida described their Zumba experience at the co-voluntary bar event! And they are quick to point out that it…