On this page, you will find calendaring information regarding upcoming events, seminars and Executive Council meetings. There are also links to the Section’s legislative platform, publications (including the recently revised Discovery Handbook, a joint project with the Circuit and County Judges Conferences), and Guidelines to Professionalism. You can also follow the Section on Facebook and Twitter.
I am honored and look forward to leading the Section this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any Executive Council member if we may be of assistance or can answer questions during the coming year.
All the best,
Ted Eastmoore, Chair
The Vote’s in YOUR COURT
The Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar contributes toward “The Vote’s in YOUR COURT” educational program initiative.
Trial Lawyers Section gift provides an effective advocate for foster youth
Written by Nancy Kinnally
In just six months, a $75,000 gift to The Florida Bar Foundation by The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section has provided nearly 70 foster youth an advocate to protect their legal rights, and more referrals are coming every week.
Jessica Rae, the Trial Lawyers Section Children’s Legal Services Fellow at the Community Law Program in St. Petersburg, has had foster youth referred to her by caseworkers, Guardians ad Litem, judges, the general magistrate and the state attorneys’ office. One caseworker approached her after a hearing to say that if her child were ever involved in the dependency system, she’d want Rae as her child’s attorney.
Through her Transitioning Dependent Youth Project, Rae represents kids as they navigate the foster-care system. In more than10 years spent advocating for foster youth, mostly in Maryland, Rae has seen the long- term benefits that legal representation of these children can have.
Trial Lawyers give $75,000 to save children's legal services project
Written by Nancy Kinnally
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar Jan. 26 announced a $75,000 charitable gift to The Florida Bar Foundation for a Trial Lawyers Children's Legal Services Fellowship.
Subject to approval by the Foundation's Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Committee and its board of directors at the organization's March 15-16 meeting, Jessica Rae of the Community Law Program in St. Petersburg will be The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Children's Legal Services Fellow. Rae, a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University, will be serving children through the Transitioning Dependent Youth Project, which represents about 30 to 40 needy children a year.
Upcoming CLE Seminars/Events
May 13 Tue May 13, 2014 - Sat May 17, 2014
Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar
Executive Council MeetingsThere are no upcoming events scheduled.
Florida Bar Meetings & Events
Jun 25 Wed Jun 25, 2014 - Sat Jun 28, 2014
Annual Convention- Gaylord Palms Resort
There are no upcoming events scheduled.
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