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Voluntary Bar Promotion/Recognition
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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.
Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee
News & Events
The ROPES Speakers Bureau Challenge Round-up is underway.
The following Voluntary Bar Associations are participating in the speaker recruitment effort:
ABOTA-FL Chapter; Broward County Justice Assn.; Broward County Women Lawyers Assn.; Clearwater Bar Assn.; Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Assn.; FAWL-Pasco; Flagler County Bar Assn.; Hendry-Glades Bar Assn.; Jacksonville Bar Assn.; Marion County Bar Assn.; Orange County Bar Assn.; Palm Beach County Bar Assn.; Port St. Lucie Bar Assn.; St. Petersburg Bar Assn.; Sumter County Bar Assn.; Tallahassee Bar Assn.; Virgil Hawkins Fl Chapter National Bar Assn.; Volusia County Bar Assn.
The campaign will end on March 31 or at a time when 1500 speakers are recruited, whichever comes first. The Florida Bar will recognize the first VBA that has the largest percentage of their members to sign up with an additional $500 reward.
Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference
Save the date: July 10-11, 2015
Join us for the 2015 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference at the beautiful Eau Resort & Spa in Palm Beach!
The 2014 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference was held July 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fl. This two-day conference is designed for current bar association presidents and executive directors. Watch this page for the 2015 conference dates and details. See the Conference program agenda for examples of sessions and events, or view the following VBLC session handouts:
- Effective Pro Bono Programming
- Your ABA: Build Your Business With Pro Bono
- Pro Bono Primer for Florida Lawyers
- ABA Resources
- Sample Bar Association Handbook
- Tax, Regulatory & Financial Management for Non-Profit, Non-Staffed Bar Associations
- Association 101 -- Everything You Want To Know About Bar Leadership
- Non-Dues Revenue
- Give VOICE to Leadership -- Presentation
- Give VOICE to Leadership -- Books and Resources
- Tech for Bar Associations
- Passing the Torch - 2014
- Professonalism: 21st Century Mentoring
- Professionalism: Mentoring matters and YOU can make the difference
Find yourself! Check out a photo gallery from The Florida Bar's 2014 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference.
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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.
Judicial Independence Video (Windows Media Video- 48.75 MB)
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.
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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
Grants & Applications
American Bar Association
Model Local Preference Poll for County and Circuit Judicial Candidates
Issue Paper: Voluntary Bar Associations
History of Conferences