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September 2018

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

Colorful night for joint bar event

Brushing up on art and enjoying an artful conversation was the only requirement to join two Orlando area voluntary bars for Paint Nite. The Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association and Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers teamed up to take advantage of a Diversity/Women’s Initiative Grant provided by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division!

Informative meet and greet educates voters

The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, Inc. hosted Political Salsa 2018 on Aug. 16 in Orlando. A large turnout from the Puerto Rican community,  political candidates, the news media, community organizations and sponsors made it a night of diverse people and opinions  with the goal of showing unity and educating voters. The non-partisan political mixer…

Courthouse daycare center gets boost

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers charity auction raised TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for A Place for Children, the free daycare center in the Orange County Courthouse (Orlando)! In the photo, Immediate Past President Kimberly Hosley presents the check to the center representatives. Hosley also announced that a portion of the donation will go to refurbishing the nursing…

ABOTA Generosity in Miami

Congratulations to St. Thomas Law student Jamie Wilson on her scholarship award from the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates! Awardees are personally selected based on their performance in their law school Trial Advocacy class. Great work , Ms. Wilson! Pictured: Jamie Wilson along with law school Assistant Dean of Enrollment Jessica Fonseca-Nader.

YLD Grant Opportunities

The Florida Bar YLD is pleased to offer grant opportunities to its recognized affiliates. The deadlines and applications are below.  If, after reviewing the applications, you have any questions regarding grants, please contact Awards Committee Chair Alex Palermo ([email protected]) or Co-Chair Lindsay Tygart ([email protected]). If your young lawyer organization is not yet a recognized affiliate,…

Constitution Day in Palm Beach County

The F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association had the privilege of taking part in the Palm Beach County School Board’s annual Constitution Day on Sept. 17. Represented by Sam Walker, Shayla Waldon, McKinley Austin and Nick Johnson, the group presented on the importance of voting.

It’s a jungle in the Justice Center

Manatee County Bar young lawyers have stepped up again this year to refresh the Children’s Waiting Room in the Manatee County Courthouse. New toys and fresh coloring supplies were added for a spruce up to the safe and friendly environment for children and parents awaiting hearing times.  Children-friendly electronic entertainment has also been added by YLD…

Sarasota welcomes Michelle Suskauer

Local bar associations are in the main mix of President Michelle Suskauer’s busy fall schedule! On Sept. 17, The Florida Bar president started her Sarasota visit at the Courthouse meeting with judges, the state attorney and bar leaders; visited the Law Academy at Booker High School; and was the keynote speaker at the Sarasota Bar Association…

Helping Start Ups in Miami

The Venture Law Project provides free legal services to assist low-income financially eligible startups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and small businesses in Miami-Dade. Through a collaboration with the Arts and Business Council, Dade County Bar Association, Dade Legal Aid and Put Something Back, pro bono attorneys share expertise with inventors and innovator creatives to benefit the arts….

High Rollers event in Palm Beach

The Palm Beach County Justice Association celebrated its 30th Anniversary with the 5th Annual High Roller Night! A swanky night of fun, the event featured networking, games and great food.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.