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SideBar: News as it Happens

Visit this page often during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis for the latest news and information of interest to Florida Voluntary Bars. Also check out COVID-19 Resources for Voluntary Bars.

Sidebar: Voluntary Bar News

Conference Registration Is Open

The 2021 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference is set for an in-person event on July 16-17 at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando. Join more than 150 voluntary bar leaders from small to large size bars for two days of educational sessions …

YLD To Foot Registration Fee For A Few

The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) has provided a big splash of support for aspiring young lawyers who want to attend the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference. As many as 18 registration …

Sponsors – It’s Your Time to Shine!

The 2021 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference at Margaritaville Resort Orlando July 16-17, is the voluntary bar leaders’ biggest event of the year! The two-day gathering of Florida’s top voluntary bar leaders …

COVID-19 Court Operations and Recovery Town Hall CLE Offered

President Dori Foster-Morales hosted a statewide town hall meeting, “Florida Bar Town Hall: COVID-19 Court Operations and Recovery,” on March 30, to provide Florida lawyers with court …

Bar President’s Leadership Has Been Exemplary

The pandemic has brought a time for us to grow, adapt and change. Probably no one knows that better than Florida Bar president Dori Foster-Morales.  Foster-Morales has demonstrated grace under pressure …

LESSER WINS BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT CONTEST

Fifteenth Circuit Board of Governors member Gary S. Lesser has been elected Bar president-elect for the 2021-22 Bar year. Lesser defeated 11th Circuit board member Steven W. Davis 11,817 to 6,922 in election results …

Legal Leaders Honored in Hillsborough County

The Hillsborough County Bar Association recognized five leaders in the local legal community at a special awards ceremony on March 25. The virtual event honored the following award recipients …

Voluntary Bar Leadership Coaching!

Trying to take your game to the next level? Or, maybe you just need a few tips to guide you to success in specific areas. Whether you’re a rookie or seasoned player, everyone can lean on the support offered the Voluntary Bar …

Knowing Your Value is Focus of Women’s Event

The Palm Beach County Justice Association featured Sia Baker Barnes as a presenter at the group’s Women’s Section Event: ‘Know Your Value’ on March 25. Baker Barnes chose this profession …

Beer Tasting Adds Fun to March Madness

Picking up beer growlers before the event was the beginning of a great time for Polk Association for Women Lawyers March Member Madness. The group hosted a social hour and virtual beer tasting …

Spring Soirée Enjoyed in Tampa

The Tampa Hispanic Bar Association reports that the The Spring Soirée on March 25 was a huge success. President Trish Cvejkus Candamo spearheaded the event that was held at the Palm Ceia and …

Making Students More Aware of Legal Issues

The Tallahassee Bar Association Young Lawyers hosted Adulting 101 for high school students on March 24. The virtual seminar focused on personal and civil rights, money management, employment and driving …