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Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism logoWelcome to the award-winning Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism created as a joint project of the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar to promote and encourage professionalism throughout Florida. The Center is named after Judge Henry Latimer, one of the first African-American judges in Florida. During his 30-year career as a lawyer and judge, he mentored thousands, instilling in them his passion for equality, excellence, respect and professionalism.

The Center’s mission is to promote the fundamental ideals and values of the justice system within the legal system, and to instill those ideals of character, civility, competence, and commitment in all those persons serving therein.

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Funded by the Engle Grant, this professionalism website is designed to help lawyers maintain the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Never Contemplated Podcast by The Florida Bar Center for Professionalism


Never Contemplated presents candid discussions about gender bias, professionalism, and civility in the judicial system. CLE-eligible.

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Best practices guides (including Legal Professionalism in the Electronic Age), videos, articles, Pro Tips, and more.

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Chief Judge Tim Corrigan wins William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award

Chief U.S. District Judge Tim Corrigan was in his Florida room in 2013 when an assassin’s bullet splintered a window and lodged in a wall 1.6 inches above his head. A disgruntled former criminal defendant, armed with a .30-06, was later apprehended, and ultimately sentenced to 343 years. “Some might think this harrowing experience would…

Florida leads ethical AI adoption — New York Bar follows suit

Following in Florida’s footsteps, the New York State Bar Association has adopted guidelines for the ethical use of artificial intelligence. The New York State Bar Association’s governing board approved a taskforce’s recommendations, including that New York lawyers notify clients if they use AI to prepare their case. The report notes that California lawyers received the…

Group Professionalism Award goes to the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Leadership Academy

The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism will present its Group Professionalism Award to the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Leadership Academy at the Annual Florida Bar Convention in June. This award honors one program instituted and coordinated by a bar association, judicial organization, Inn of Court, or law school organization aimed at enhancing professionalism…