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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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Bar’s Center for Professionalism podcast ‘Never Contemplated’ showcases DOAH judges

“Never Contemplated,” the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism podcast, has turned a spotlight on the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings and its unsung heroes, administrative law judges. (Certified for CLE, the episodes are free and available here.) Administrative Law Judge Hetal Desai, the series host, calls two of five colleagues featured in the two-part episode,…

Integrating professionalism and social media in the age of lawyers that grew up with it

(Editor’s Note: Allaa Tayeb, a 2022 graduate of Florida State University College of Law, was the winner of this year’s FSU Law Writing Competition, sponsored by the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism. Tayeb’s essay,  “Integrating Professionalism and Social Media in the Age of Lawyers that Grew Up With It,” was originally published in The Professional, a publication…

Be a 50-year lawyer

When you reach 50 years as a Bar member, The Florida Bar gives you a free lunch at the Annual Convention. I was at this year’s annual convention, wanted to get some lunch, and wandered into the event honoring the 300 recent 50-year members of the Bar. They in good nature outed me as not…