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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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Lady justice and The Professional branding

“The Professional” Blog

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

ProTipTuesday with Alexcia Cox

#ProTipTuesday

Short videos that go a long way toward helping young attorneys and those new to practice stay focused on practicing with professionalism.

Legal books

Guides & Resources

Best practices guides (including Legal Professionalism in the Electronic Age), videos, articles, The Professional blog, and more.

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Professionalism vs. Ethics

Professionalism and ethics are not synonymous. What’s the difference? Watch this video to find out!

Latest News

Mentoring, gender bias, diversity on Professionalism Committee’s agenda

A CLE on mentoring diverse lawyers — including those with neurological differences — as well as a toolkit to promote mentoring, examining how to better incorporate diversity and inclusion into the center’s work, and looking at gender bias through the lens of professionalism are among the upcoming projects of the Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism….

Professionalism Center’s ‘Never Contemplated’ podcast back for a second season

The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism’s podcast “Never Contemplated” is back for a second season. In the kickoff episode, “Ambassadors for Civility,” host Judge Hetal Desai explores the careers of U.S. Southern District Judges Beth Bloom and Robin Rosenberg, who share their paths to the bench which led to their collaboration and development…

Special committee reviewing professionalism eyes uniform standards for local professionalism panels

Should Florida lawyers face more rigorous professionalism CLE requirements, and local professionalism panels, bolstered by more uniform standards, be more active statewide? Those are just some of the recommendations discussed by the Special Committee for the Review of Professionalism in Florida, at a September 20 meeting. President-elect Gary Lesser, the committee’s co-chair, said the panel…