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The Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism is now accepting nominations for its annual William M. Hoeveler Judicial, Law Faculty/Administrator, and Group professionalism awards.

Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism

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

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

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Center for Professionalism outlines available resources for law students and professors

The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism has put together a list of professionalism programs and resources targeted toward law students and law professors. The resources are made available by the center, the Standing Committee on Professionalism, and the Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee, said Rebecca Bandy, the center’s director. “The…

Launch of the Bar’s new mentoring program is on track for Summer

The Florida Bar is on track to launch a mentoring program with personalized matching technology for beginning lawyers by this summer, the co-chairs of a special committee told the Board of Governors at a December 2 meeting on Amelia Island. In other business, the board approved a series of rule amendments, including one that would…

Mental health and wellness stand at the heart of the season two finale of ‘Never Contemplated’

The “Never Contemplated” podcast recently put the wrap on its second season with an important message for Florida’s legal community regarding mental health and wellness. The podcast, which is put together by The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, provides a candid discussion with women judges from across the state featuring a wide variety…