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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.

Featured Pages

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


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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Professionalism course helps women lawyers negotiate pay, benefits

Recently, an attorney friend of Magie Ozarowski’s was leaving government service and taking a job, for the first time, in private practice. “She had an offer, but she didn’t know how to go about figuring out what is normal pay for her level in a big firm in Florida,” recounted Ozarowski, deputy general counsel for…

The latest offerings from the Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism

The latest professionalism newsletter, some fresh Pro Tips professionalism videos, and the latest edition of the Never Contemplated podcast are among the recent offerings from the Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism. The center, working with the Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee, offers a variety of…

Lawson explores the causes of and cures for stress – from DNA on up

So, check this out: Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson used this shadowed checkerboard illustration, created by MIT Professor of Vision Science Edward H. Adelson in 1995, during his February 25 CLE seminar on the well-being of lawyers. The seminar was the first of three on lawyer health and wellness sponsored by the Standing Committee…