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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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Decorum.law

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

Podcast

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 Justice Muñiz to join 84 ‘Counsel to Counsel’ mentors and mentees at convention

Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz will attend the first “Counsel to Counsel” graduation reception, a sign of the new Florida Bar mentoring program’s unique promise, and the Supreme Court’s determination to promote professionalism. Muñiz will join 84 mentors and mentees, the first class to complete the nine-month program, at a June 20 reception, 5:30 p.m. to…

ABA issues ethics guidance on a lawyer’s use of listservs, particularly for pending matters

The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released a formal opinion that provides guidance for when a lawyer can seek advice on a listserv, noting that model rules in most cases forbid posting questions or comments relating to a representation — even in hypothetical or abstract form. Formal Opinion 511 cites Rule 1.6…

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…