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Welcome 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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The Professional is now a blog updated regularly with articles from attorneys and student contributors celebrating and encouraging professionalism.

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your Honor CLE

Candid discussion with celebrated judges about professionalism and how to address unprofessional and uncivil behavior.

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Guides & Resources

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

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Board approves new Special Committee on Mentoring New Lawyers

In a move that signals a new Bar priority for the coming year, the Board of Governors has agreed to create a “Special Committee on Mentoring New Lawyers.” The board voted unanimously to form the special committee at a May 20 meeting in Tampa, a day after the Program Evaluation Committee endorsed the proposal. “It’s…

Board approves plan to enhance professionalism

The Board of Governors granted preliminary approval of a sweeping plan to improve professionalism, endorsed a statewide, automated platform for resolving civil disputes, and greenlighted a series of proposed rule amendments. Meeting May 20 in Tampa, the board also approved a request by President-elect Gary Lesser to form a “Special Committee on Mentoring New Lawyers.”…

Lozada named Law Faculty/Administrator Award winner

The Standing Committee on Professionalism named Florida International University College of Law’s Rosario Lozada as its Law Faculty/Administrator Award winner. Lozada is the professor of legal skills and values and director of Well-Being in Law at FIU Law. The award recognizes a faculty member or administrator of one of Florida’s accredited law schools who, through…