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May 2020

Hitting Restart: Resources for Recovery

The COVID-19 Resources for Voluntary Bar page has been updated to include a new section, “Hitting Restart: Resources for Recovery. It includes resources for back-to-work, …

2020 Conference – Postponed Until Next Summer

After careful consideration, and with the full support of President John Stewart and President-elect Dori Foster-Morales, the officers of the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee have postponed …

Florida Lawyers Helpline Available

The Florida Bar mental health helpline (1-833-FL1-WELL) is a free and confidential service that connects members with professional counselors. There’s no cost for calls …

Virtual Town Hall for Voluntary Bar Presidents

The Florida Bar continues to provide many free resources and programs during this challenging time. The Bar leadership and the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee wants to …

Diversity Grant Application Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for Voluntary Bar Leadership Diversity Grants has been extended to May 29, 2020. Applications must be submitted by email and received before …

‘Tuesdays in May’ FREE to All Voluntary Bars

Broward County Bar Association begins a FREE series for Mental Wellness Awareness Month on May 5. “Tuesdays in May” is offered to BCBA members and being extended …

St. Pete Bar embraces the Alcohol Experiment!

Alcohol use for attorneys is double the national average. The St. Petersburg Bar Association is committed to changing the culture of the profession and reducing this statistic. Members enjoyed …

Tips on practicing law in challenging times

More than 200 participants logged on for the Free CLE Webinar: Litigation Issues During Covid-19 hosted by the Palm Beach Justice Association as well as judges, plus an all-star, all-female …

HERE FOR YOU BROWARD BAR MEMBERS

The Broward County Bar Association has been doing an excellent job during these challenging circumstances. Check out their latest video featuring members of their Board and a local judge …

See How We’re Working

With many members of voluntary bars working from home and learning to adapt to new and different distractions, the Jacksonville Bar Association called on its members through …

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS CONNECTED FOR ANNUAL INSTITUTE

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Florida Chapter members are in their second day of …

BEHIND THE MASK IS A SMILE

On April 27 more than 300 cookies and 60 thank you notes were delivered by CFAWL President Jamie Moses and…

We love seeing your face!

Members of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association had a blast attending its first virtual luncheon! One participant…

Zooming to Success

Staying connected during this most unusual time, the Polk Association for Women Lawyers hosted its April board meeting virtually.

Wine Tasting While Social Distancing

The Young Lawyers of the Jacksonville Bar Association Happy Hour on April 30 was a first. Toasting their gratefulness for technology …

Live in the Moment

Staying home and staying safe is everyday life these days. To make the most of it, the Palm Beach County Bar Association is staying connected…

St. Pete Bar Supports Self-Care and Wellness

With Wellness Month approaching, their latest Paraclete magazine is packed full of wellness tips from fellow bar members and the 6th Circuit Judiciary.

Hillsborough County YLD finds ways to connect

It’s more important now than ever to stay connected. This message resonated to the rafters with young lawyers in Hillsborough County …

Rediscovering our Talents

Imagine discovering your talent as an artist during a 27 year “quarantine.” Valentino Dixon is using his experience to help others deal with isolation and make the best out of the worst.

FAWL Summit Includes New Video to Celebrate 19th Amendment

The Florida Association for Women Lawyers pivoted its statewide Summit into an online event on April 24…

Hispanic Bar Serves Tampa

Trish Candamo and Hernando Bernal Jr. of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association volunteered at Trinity Café Feeding Tampa Bay recently.

Upcycled Race Shirts Help Slow Virus

Orange County Bar Association found a local woman to make coronavirus masks with the association’s unused 5K T-shirts. …

Together at Home Happy Hour

Florida Justice Association Panama City members gathered for the first-ever Virtual Membership Appreciation Happy Hour…

Cookies for Cops

Learning to decorate fabulous Bab’s Bakes cookies for a great cause is the latest Zoom Remote Rendezvous hosted by the Central Florida …

A Daily Hub for Conversation

Each weekday at 10 a.m. members of the Hispanic National Bar Association Region VIII gather for Virtual Ventanita. This window …

BAR EXPANDS ONLINE LEGAL CLINIC IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The Florida Bar has temporarily expanded the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic that aids …

Staying in Touch through CLE Opps

The Miami Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers hosted 70+ participants on a CLE Zoon on April 22…

Women Lawyers Serve Those in Need

The The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association has partnered with J. William Culinary to provide some relief and necessary items to those in need …

Feeding First Responders in Gainesville

The Gerald T. Bennett Inn of Court changed its dinner to a Zoom meeting and donated budgeted dinner funds to first responders…

Helping Fill a Med-Mask Void

Noticing a lack of personal protective equipment in their community, Florida Justice Association members at Hale Law, P.A. – Accident Attorneys recently …

Tiger Kings and Queens

The staff of the Orange County Bar Association dressed up for its April 17 staff meeting as characters from Tiger King.

Thankful Thursday for Health Care Workers in Tallahassee

Tallahassee’s voluntary bar associations worked together to thank health care workers and support local businesses.

DIY Haircut Tutorials Offered by MDFAWL

In case you are coming close to shaving your kid/spouse’s head (or your own), fear not. Miami Dade Association for Women Lawyers provided free Do-It-Yourself …

Attorneys Benefit from Financial Wellness Workshop

The Paul C. Perkins Bar Association held its first Virtual General Body Meeting.  Shehara L. Wooten, CFP® presented …

Treating the Treaters in Orlando

Thanks to Mary Ann Morgan Central Florida Women Lawyers got to “Treat the Treaters.” Morgan delivered dinner to the Emergency Room staff…

FAVORITE PLACES KEEP MEMBERS CONNECTED

A photo post of a recent travel excursion was a positive way the Hillsborough County Bar Association connected with their members recently. On a Happy Friday Facebook invite, …

Virtual Roundtable in Clearwater

Circuit Judge Susan St. John for hosted the Clearwater Bar Association’s first Virtual Judicial Roundtable on April 8. Ken Burke provided some great insight…

Law Day Art Show Online

Jacksonville Bar Association’s Annual Law Day poster contest is usually setup in the Duval County Courthouse, but due to the COVID-19 precautions, the event has moved online.

Still Carrying On Member Luncheons in Tampa

Adapting to the virtual meeting scene, the North Tampa Bar Association hosted a lunch meeting recently. Jared Krukar and Clair Sasdy presented…

Zooming in East Pasco

Seventy-plus attorneys attended the East Pasco Bar Association’s Zoom conference with Circuit Court Judge Alicia Polk and Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge David Ellis to …

Young Lawyer to Lead Treasure Coast Justice Association

Taylor Hoskins is the new president of the Treasure Coast Justice Association, an organization of Florida’s plaintiffs’ trial lawyers …