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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: 07/28/2014

The Jacksonville Bar Association

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

Aug. 7: ADR Practitioners’ Meeting, noon, JBA office.

Aug. 11: “Tour of the Evidence Cart and Courthouse Technology,” 1 p.m., Duval County Courthouse.

Aug. 13: Pro Bono Committee meeting, noon, Judge Hugh Carithers chambers, Room 6170.

August: Section/Committee chair orientation, noon, Rogers Tower. (Date to be determined)

Sept. 9: Judicial Relations Committee, noon, JBA office.

Sept. 18: Vintage Lawyers luncheon, noon, Golden Corral on Southside Boulevard.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

(Joshua Zmroczek, development director, (904) 356-8371, ext. 314 or jaxlegalaid.org)

Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

(Susannah Collins, president, (904) 483-3857 or Susannah@robinsoncollins.com. Website is jwla.org.)

Sept. 4: JWLA Opening Reception. Details to be announced.

Hispanic Bar Association of Northeast Florida

(The association’s website is hbajax.org.)

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)

D.W. Perkins Bar Association

(Ramona Chaplin, president, dwperkinsbar.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)

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.

Federal Bar Association Jacksonville Chapter

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

Christian Legal Society

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

Friday: Bible Study led by Judge Sharon Tanner, 8-8:50 a.m., The Southern Grill, 800 Flagler Ave.

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association

(Robert Heekin Jr., president, (904) 358-4000 or rah@tmhlaw.net. Or, Jeanne Breault, jbreault@lansingroy.com. The association’s website is jaxbkybar.com.)

Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter, Jacksonville City Group

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

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.

Nassau County Bar Association

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

Aug. 7: CLE informal luncheon, noon-1 p.m. at the BB&T Building, 200 W. Forsyth St. Register by Aug. 5. Speaker is attorney Robert Miller, who will speak about estate planning. All legal professionals are welcome to attend. To RSVP or inquire, contact Jeanne Riggen, nefpa.1stvicepresident@gmail.com.

Sept. 11: Annual meeting and election, River City Brewing Co. All legal professionals are welcome to attend. To RSVP or inquire, contact Michelle Ramirez at nefpa.vp.committeeliaison@gmail.com.

Sept. 20: Fall 2014 FAPA seminar, Keiser University, 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway in Fort Myers.

Oct. 2: CLE informal luncheon, noon-1 p.m. at the BB&T Building, 200 W. Forsyth St. Register by Sept. 30. Speaker is Traci Miller, who will speak about Social Security/disability. All legal professionals are welcome to attend. To RSVP or inquire, contact Jeanne Riggen, nefpa.1stvicepresident@gmail.com.

Oct. 25: Advance Directors for Senior Citizens 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Pablo Towers, 115 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach. Please contact Kathy Para at kathy.para@jaxlegalaid.org.

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 Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators

(Jean Pimental, president, (904) 630-1844 or jeanp@coj.net)

Aug. 13: Chapter meeting, noon-1:15 at Foley & Lardner.

Sept. 11: Chapter meeting, noon-1:15 p.m. at Pajcic & Pajcic.

Oct. 14: 14th Annual Managing Partner luncheon, noon-1:30 at The River Club.

Nov. 12: Chapter meeting, noon-1:15 p.m. at Pajcic & Pajcic.

Dec. 11: Chapter meeting, noon-1:15 p.m. at The River Club. Annual holiday party to benefit Hubbard House.

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)

Paralegal Association of Florida Inc., First Coast Chapter

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

Three Rivers Legal Services

(Chardea Murray, pro bono coordinator, (904)394-7450 ext. 7205, chardea.murray@trls.org)

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