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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.

Professionalism vs. Ethics

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

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Know Your Worth CLE

Professionalism Education

Presentations and podcasts offered at no cost to help Florida Bar members meet their professionalism continuing legal education requirement.

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 Professionalism newsletter, and more.

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Seminar looks at professionalism and the death penalty

A June 29 CLE focusing on professionalism in death penalty cases has personal roots for Ita Neymotin, the criminal conflict and civil regional counsel for the Second District Court of Appeal jurisdiction. Neymotin was born in Kazakhstan, a former republic of the Soviet Union, and emigrated with her family at a young age to the…

President Tanner emphasizes professionalism

Eager to move beyond the pandemic and pledging to reexamine and strengthen core values, newly sworn Florida Bar President Michael G. Tanner announced that he intends to pursue professionalism, access-to-justice, and career opportunity related initiatives. “This is the time when our society has been under stress, when we need a truly robust third branch of…

‘The court’s scrutiny of unprofessional conduct gets greater and greater every year’

The Florida Bar receives about 8,500 complaints against lawyers every year, with some 350 of those leading to some form of disciplinary action. The good news is that the figures confirm that most lawyers uphold the high standards the profession demands, says Patricia Ann Toro Savitz, staff counsel to The Florida Bar’s Division of Lawyer…