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Legal Association Calendar

This directory includes contact information and news from area legal associations. Every effort has been made to obtain accurate information and any corrections will be appreciated. Information for this directory should be submitted to editorial@baileypub.com or faxed to 353-2628. If your association is not included, call Karen Mathis at 356-2466.

Updated: 04/09/2012

The Jacksonville Bar Association

(Susan Sowards, executive director, 399-4486 or www.jaxbar.org. Michael Freed, president, 366-1504 or mr.freed@bmdpl.com)

Tuesday: Elder Law Section Meeting, The JBA office, noon.

Wednesday: Law Week Event. The JBA Law Day Luncheon, Hyatt Downtown, noon. Doors open 11:45 a.m.

Friday: Immigration Law Section Meeting, Athens Café, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday: Law Week Event. National Citizenship Day 2012, Florida Coastal School of Law, 8:30 a.m.-noon and/or noon-3:30 p.m.

April 19: Law Week Event. Naturalization Ceremony, Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse, 10 a.m.

April 19: Judicial Relations Commission, Marks Gray, noon.

April 25: Sidebar Lunch with Circuit Civil Judges, Duval County Courthouse, noon-1:30 p.m.

April 26: Law Week Event. Rendezvous on the River Charity Fundraiser, live band “Fratello,” River City Brewing Co., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Benefiting Dreams Come True.

April 26: New Attorney Swearing-In Ceremony.

April 30: Professionalism Award Nomination Deadline.

May 3: ADR Practitioners’ Section Meeting, “Mediation Styles: What’s the Difference?” The JBA office, noon.

May 8: Elder Law Section Meeting, The JBA office, noon.

May 15: Attorneys ad Litem Lunch & Learn Follow-up Training, Florida Coastal School of Law, noon.

Federal Bar Association Jacksonville Chapter

(Patty Barksdale, president, 301-6285 or patricia.barksdale@usdoj.gov. The association’s website is www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.)

Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

(Stephanie Harriett, president, 630-2404 or harriett@coj.net)

Thursday: Luncheon, speaker is Gwen Young, incoming president of The Florida Bar, The River Club.

May 10: Luncheon, The River Club.

Hispanic Bar Association of Northeast Florida

(Ricardo Bedoya, president, 353-2000 or ricardo.bedoya@hklaw.com; Andrew Abramovich, president-elect, 353-0939 or aabramovich@boyd-jenerette.com)

The Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

(Elizabeth Howard, president, 353-6245 or ehoward@boyd-jenerette.com)

Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel

(Andrew Abramovich, president, 353-6241 or AAbramovich@Boyd-Jenerette.com)

June 11: Dinner Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 9-12: Annual Seminar.

Dec. 10: Dinner Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Northeast Chapter, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys


Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association

(Maria Aguila, president, 638-1338 or maria.aguila@aguilalaw.com)

Northeast Florida Chapter of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund Inc.

(Blake Hood or Heather Byrer Carbone, co-chairs, 353-6241)

The group meets the first Friday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at The Mudville Grille in the St. Nicholas area.

Christian Legal Society

(Jeanne Helton, president, jhelton@smithhulsey.com)

Luncheons every second Friday of the month except January, July and August. For more information, email Helton.

Friday: Luncheon, noon-1 p.m., speaker is the Rev. Dr. Robert V. Lee III, chairman and CEO, Fresh Ministries, Carriage Club of Jacksonville, 9601 Southbrook Drive.

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association

(Mark Mitchell, president, 346-5711 or mmitchell@rtlaw.com. Barbara Campbell, association administrator, 358-6465 or bcampbell@ch13jaxfl.com. The association’s website is www.jaxbkybar.com)

D.W. Perkins Bar Association

(Pauline Drake, president, 630-2581 or pdrake@coj.net)

Catholic Lawyers Guild

(Christine Russell, president, 398-3911 or crussell@rtlaw.com)

May 8: Lunch meeting, The University Club. Speaker: Mayor Alvin Brown, “My Faith & Public Service.”

Jacksonville Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators

(Missy Winstead, president, 358-4202 or mbwinstead@mdwcg.com)

American Board of Trial Advocates Jacksonville Chapter

(Dianne Weaver, president, 260-5122 or dweaver@weaverandweaverlaw.com)

April 17: Executive committee and chairpersons meeting.

May 15: Executive committee and chairpersons meeting.

Jacksonville Justice Association

(Fred Catfish Abbott, president. David Dunlap, vice president. Megan Abbott, executive director, 292-1111.)

Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter, Jacksonville City Group

(Jessica Sloan, chair-elect, 346-5757 or jsloan@rtlaw.com)

E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court

(Michael Crumpler, president, 704-0652 or crumplerlaw@bellsouth.net or Allison Hauser, past president, 807-2160 or ahauser@marksgray.com. Website is www.innsofcourt.org. )

All meetings begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. at Epping Forest Yacht Club.

April 17: 6 p.m., Spring Meeting.

Northeast Florida Paralegal Association

(Kathryn Howell, president, 345-3275 or nefpa.president@gmail.com; Margaret Costa, first vice president, 923-6575 or nefpa.1stvicepresident@gmail.com)

April 19-21: Spring 2012 CLA/CP Review Short Course, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University of North Florida University Center.

April 21: Advance Directives Pro Bono Project with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Riverside Presbyterian House, 2020 Park St. Questions/volunteer: Contact Kathy Para at Kathy.para@jaxlegalaid.org.

May 10: CLE Membership Business Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Hyatt Downtown. Topic: Family Law.

May 12: The Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations Spring Seminar 2012, 5 hours CLE, “Preparations for Mediation.” 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Wingate by Wyndham Hotel, 4791 Windsor Commons Court. www.fapainc.org/SpringSeminar2012. Contact

Dana Welcker at nefpa.2ndvicepresident@gmail.com. 

Paralegal Association of Florida Inc., First Coast Chapter

(Kim Schenkel, president, president@fccpaf.org or 249-9030; Tana Stringfellow, first vice president, vicepresident1@fccpaf.org or 359-8741; or fccpaf.org)

April 19: 11:45 a.m., luncheon business meeting, Crown Plaza Riverfront.

April 28: Spring seminar, main topic, Ethics (5 CLEs for paralegal and attorney recertification) at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Kent Campus. Contact Jessie Cooper at cle@fccpaf.org.

May 17: 5:30 p.m., dinner CLE meeting, topic to be determined, Crowne Plaza Riverfront.

Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association

(Bryan Goode III, president, 247-1755)

Meets the third Thursday of the month at The Wine Bar at 320 N. First St. in Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

(Christa Figgins, development director, 356-8371, ext. 316 or www.jaxlegalaid.org)

Nassau County Bar Association

(Robert Bernard, president, 261-2600 or bob@eightflagslaw.com)

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