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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: 02/17/2014

The Jacksonville Bar Association

(Susan Sowards, executive director, (904) 399-4486 or jaxbar.org.)

Tuesday: Elder Law Committee meeting, noon, JBA office.

Thursday: Construction Law and Commercial Litigation Committee meeting, time and location to be determined.

Thursday: Family Law Magistrates Sidebar, noon-1:30 p.m., Duval County Courthouse.

March 3: JBA Diversity luncheon, noon, Hyatt Downtown.

March 3: 2014 Diversity Symposium, 1:30-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency.

March 19: Criminal Law Judges Sidebar, noon-1:30 p.m., Duval County Courthouse.

Federal Bar Association Jacksonville Chapter

(Susanne Weisman, president, (904) 549-1304. The association’s website is jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.)

Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

(Kate Mesic, president, (904) 619-2510 or kate@mesiclaw.com)

Hispanic Bar Association of Northeast Florida

(Ricardo Bedoya, president, (904) 353-2000 or ricardo.bedoya@hklaw.com; Andrew Abramovich, president-elect, (904) 353-0939 or aabramovich@boyd-jenerette.com)

The Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

(Michelle Barnett, president, (904) 345-3278 or michelle.barnett@adblegal.com)

Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel

(Andrew Abramovich, president, (904) 353-0939 or aabramovich@boyd-jenerette.com)

Northeast Chapter, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

(Gene Nichols, president, (904) 353-3300)

Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association

(Shane Herbert, president, (904) 359-5505 or herbert@flalaw.pro)

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

(Joshua Zmroczek, development director,

(904) 356-8371, ext. 314 or jaxlegalaid.org)

Northeast Florida Chapter of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund Inc.

(Holley Akers, (904) 399-8989, or Michael O’Rourke, (904) 398-0811, co-chairs.)

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

Nassau County Bar Association

(Robert Bernard, president, (904) 261-2600 or bob@eightflagslaw.com)

Jacksonville Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators

(Mary Beth Wimmer, president, (904) 598-8605 or mary.wimmer@akerman.com)

American Board of Trial Advocates Jacksonville Chapter

(Lee “Tad” Griffin, president, (904) 358-8881 or tad@pajcic.com)

Jacksonville Justice Association

(Fred Catfish Abbott, president. David Dunlap, vice president. Megan Abbott, executive director, (904) 292-1111.)

Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association

(Bryan Goode III, president, (904) 247-1755)

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

Christian Legal Society

(Hollyn Foster, president, hjfoster@sbnjax.com)

Friday: Bible Study led by Judge Sharon Tanner, 8-8:45 a.m., The Southern Grill, 800 Flagler Ave.

Thursday: CLE “Active Killing: What the Law Allows,” noon-3:30 p.m., First Baptist Church dining area. The event aims to prepare attorneys for legal issues that arise out of disputes. Course led by Dana Cody, president and executive director of Life Legal Defense Foundation, Judi Setzer and Bobby Schindler. RSVP is requested.

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association

(Jason Burgess, president, (904) 354-5065 or Jason@jasonaburgess.com. Or, Jeanne Breault, jbreault@lansingroy.com. The association’s website is jaxbkybar.com)

Wednesday: 2014 Clerk’s Office Appreciation Luncheon, noon, Main Library. Attorneys are encouraged to bring office staff. Cost is $15 for members and staff who pay at the door, $20 for nonmembers.

Catholic Lawyers Guild

(Maria Aguila, president, (904) 255-1130 or maguila@coj.net)

Collaborative Family Law Group of NE Florida

(Connie J. Byrd, president, (904) 731-0990 or connie@lawbyrd.com)

D.W. Perkins Bar Association

(Ramona Chaplin, president, dwperkinsbar.com)

Legal Marketing Association

Southeastern Chapter, Jacksonville City Group

(Jessica Sloan, chair-elect, (904) 346-5757 or jsloan@rtlaw.com)

Northeast Florida Paralegal Association

(Francie DePaolo, president, (904) 598-6114 or nefpa.president@gmail.com; Jeanne Riggen, first vice president, (904) 923-6575 or nefpa.1stvicepresident@gmail.com)

March 6: CLE Lunch and Lecture, noon-1 p.m., Skyline Dining and Conference Center, 42nd floor of Bank of America building, 50 N. Laura St. Speaker is Cindy Laquidara on the topic of ethics and professionalism. All legal professionals are welcome to attend. Contact Jeanne Riggen, nefpa.1stvicepresident@gmail.com to RSVP.

March 20: 30th annual membership mixer.

April 10: CLE formal luncheon, “Bring Your Boss to Lunch Day” noon-1 p.m., The River Club, 1 Independent Drive. Speaker is Sean Mulholland, owner and president of Mulholland Investigations. All legal professionals are welcome to attend. To RSVP, contact Jeanne Riggen, nefpa.1stvicepresident@gmail.com.

Paralegal Association of Florida Inc., First Coast Chapter

(Kim Schenkel, president, president@fccpaf.org or (904) 249-9030; Heather Dugan, first vice president, vicepresident1@fccpaf.org or; or fccpaf.org)

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 (904) 353-2628. If your association is not included, call Max Marbut at (904) 356-2466.

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