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2016 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, July 14-16
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Submit updates for the Florida voluntary local and specialty bar association listing.
|Voluntary Bar Promotion/Recognition
Submit summaries of local bar achievements, volunteer and team recognition. Photo submission in jpg format only please.
|Voluntary Bar Events Calendar|
The activities of the voluntary bar associations are important to The Florida Bar and we want to share information about those activities with the legal community and the public. Send the information regarding your voluntary bar association’s activities and events to email@example.com.
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News & Events
July 14-16 The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division is providing scholarships to cover registration fees for up to 20 participants. Fill out the application , which includes criteria for 2016 scholarships.
|Hotel Reservation Information|
Make your hotel reservations now for the
2016 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference.
A contracted rate of $159 is secured for the resort view room type.
There is an additional cost to guarantee bedding:
$20 for guaranteed king beds
$30 to guarantee double beds.
Please use this link to book your room and enter the code for the room type you would like to reserve.
(bedding requests not guaranteed)
$179 - Resort View King - Code: GXOGXOQ
$189 - Resort View Double - Code: GXOGXOP
Guests can also call the regional reservations office at 888-856-2164.
Law Day 2016
|In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The 2016 Law Day theme — Miranda: More than Words — goes beyond the familiar Miranda Warning and will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.|
For your information and use, ABA has prepared a Law Day 2016 Planning Guide . The Guide is loaded with resources to assist in your organizations upcoming Law Day celebration.
There are also other materials available on the ABA Law Day website at www.lawday.org.
Gov. Rick Scott has officially declared May 1, 2016, as Law Day in Florida. The proclamation can be used for local bar events statewide.
As in the past, we want to feature Law Day events in Bar-to-Bar E-News and share with other voluntary bar leaders through The Florida Bar social media networks. Please include firstname.lastname@example.org in any Law Day distribution of your event.
List of some notable efforts in all 20 judicial circuits.
The 2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference - July 10-11 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, FL. This two-day conference is designed for current bar association presidents and executive directors. See the Conference program agenda for examples of sessions and events, or view the following VBLC session handouts:
- ABA Division for Bar Services
- ABA Division for Bar Services - Essential Tools for Bar Leaders
- 55 Ways to Increase Your Productivity
- Recommended Reading to ensure the continued success of Florida’s lawyers in the 21st century
- Accessibility Checklist
- ADA Letter to Voluntary Bar Associations
- Association 101 -- Everything You Want To Know About Bar Leadership
- Crisis Communication Plan
- How Good Crisis Communications Can Save the Day
- Miami-Dade FAWL - Diversity & Inclusion: Accessibility Planning for Meetings and Events
- Non-Dues Revenue
- Passing the Torch - 2015
- Tax, Regulatory & Financial Management
- The currency of the new economy is trust
- The case for collaborative consumption
An electronic digest of voluntary bar news that is dedicated to the interaction of local, special interest and substantive bar associations.
President's Social Media
Follow the activities of The Florida Bar President on Facebook and Twitter including the president's schedule, attendance at activities on behalf of the Bar, and recent articles and announcements.
Lawyer Feedback Subcommittee Report
A summary of feedback from voluntary bars on what they believe the Bar can do to help its members. The effort was created in response to The Florida Bar President Ray Abadin's vision of enhancing member engagement.
Quick now, do you know what the "Notice of Confidential Information within Court Filings" is? Read the Bar News article, Lawyers will be responsible for redacting confidential information in court filings. Find out about the Free CLE course.
2014 Website Guide
"Stabilizing Revenues for the State Courts System and Clerks of Court," the Nov. 1 report and recommendations of the Revenue Stabilization Workgroup, details findings and recommendations to provide stable funding for the Core Court System. Talking points cover the key aspects of the report and the recommendations.
Diversity & Inclusion
The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Association Diversity Leadership Grants
The purpose of this voluntary bar association grant program is to support initiatives and programs which encourage diversity, diversity training and dialogue among lawyers in Florida through financial support of conferences, seminars, summits and symposia planned and hosted by local and specialty bar associations.
ADA Accessibility Checklist
Examples of Voluntary Bar Diversity Seminars
In an effort to assist Voluntary Bar Associations statewide become well equipped to address the topic of diversity, we have gathered the following information. Several local Bar Associations have provided some valuable background information that may serve as a template for organizing a diversity summit/symposium in your communities.
Call to Action Diverity Summit
Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“Miami-Dade FAWL”), the Dade County Bar Association (“DCBA”) and Disability Independence Group, Inc. (“DIG”)
Voluntary Bar Leaders Handbook
Martin County Bar Association Handbook
Grants & Applications
American Bar Association
Judicial Independence Video (Windows Media Video- 48.75 MB)
Issue Paper: Voluntary Bar Associations
History of Conferences