News and Events
The Florida Bar Daily News Summary
Posted on: 12/09/2013 5:01 PM
OCBA and Legal Aid 2014 Elections!
Posted on: 12/09/2013 5:46 PM
Jan. 31 – Deadline: Nominations are now being sought for the following positions:
OCBA Officers (Vice President/President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary)
OCBA Executive Council (3 seats)
OCBA Young Lawyers Section Board (5 seats)
Legal Aid Society of the OCBA, Inc. Board of Trustees (2 seats)
Nominating petitions are also available in the OCBA office. If you have questions, please contact Brant Bittner, OCBA Executive Director, at 407-422-4551.
If you are interested in advertising in The Briefs, please contact Chelsie Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Deadline for Feb. issue is Jan. 10; deadline for Mar. issue is Feb. 10.)
Law Week 2014 - Get Involved!
Posted on: 12/09/2013 5:00 PM
Law Week - Activities kick into high gear in the New Year, with submissions for the Poster & Speech Contest due on Jan. 31. Be sure to speak with your child's teacher or principal and get your kids involved! This year's theme - American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters - is sure to inspire great ideas and creativity! For details about the contest, contact Peonca Grier, CP, FRP at email@example.com, or Carmen Guerrero, CP at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of Law Week activities and volunteer opportunities, read more!
Liberty Bell Award - We invite you to nominate an individual or organization that best demonstrates a deep commitment to the rule or law and actively promotes civic responsibility among citizens. Read more!
Posted on: 09/10/2013 8:10 PM
Dec. 12 - Advanced Deposition Practices and Procedures
Jan. 7 - e-Discovery. Paralegal Section
Jan. 9 - Bench Trials - How to Keep the Judge's Attention. Brown Bag Lunch
Jan. 10 - Daubert: Changes in Expert Testimony in Criminal Cases
Jan. 17 - Serious Issues Facing Children
Jan. 21 – Mastering Mediation Negotiation
Jan. 22 - Admissibility of Social Network and Internet Based Evidence
E-Filing Portal Refresher Training (2.0 CLE) throughout January
See OCBA website calendar for details!
OCBA Bench Bar Conference - SAVE THE DATE!
Posted on: 08/15/2013 12:43 PM
Apr. 11, 2014 - Save the date for OCBA's Bench Bar Conference! Earn up to 7.0 CLE in more than 60 break-out sessions during this fabulous one-day seminar to be held at the Royal Pacific Hotel at Universal. Sponsorships and scholarships are available. See conference and registration details!
JNC & Judicial News
Posted on: 10/24/2013 4:51 PM
Please see The Florida Bar website for current announcements of judicial openings and deadlines. Read more here.
The JNC has submitted following six names to the Governor for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court Judicial vacancy, resulting from the resignation of the Honorable Anthony H. Johnson. Please read details.
OCBA Store - Online!
Posted on: 01/04/2011 12:00 AM
Purchase CLEs, RSVP for OCBA luncheons, and register for select seminars online at the new OCBA Store. Plenty of discounts for OCBA members - simply use your login and password. If you don't have it, contact the membership department at email@example.com or 407-422-4551, ext. 225.
Posted on: 10/17/2013 11:19 AM
Oct. 17 - The Ninth Judicial Circuit has recently established a Veterans’ Court to address the special needs present in cases where the defendants are veterans. Please read more.
E-Filing Portal News
Posted on: 08/05/2013 11:12 AM
Oct. 2013 - As of this month, when you electronically file a document using the new statewide portal, it will automatically serve that document by email on all the parties listed on the portal with email addresses.
Other Judicial Vacancies & News
Posted on: 08/28/2013 7:50 PM
Vacancy open until filled - Judicial Law Clerk to the
Honorable Joel B. Toomey, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida. For details, please download criteria and application information.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Nominees for Consideration for vacancy created by elevation of Judge F. Rand Wallis to the 5th DCA.
Judicial Vacancies - Various counties. Please download information for three vacancies.
Posted on: 08/27/2013 11:13 AM
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