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Veterans Day Luncheon

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

Date/Time November 15, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse 300 N Hogan Street Jacksonville FL 32202 Please join us for our November 15th luncheon in honor of Veterans Day. We will be joined by Rear Admiral Dan Fillion, who will discuss leadership and the importance of service. The… Read More »

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Spirit of Giving Luncheon

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

Date/Time December 10, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location The River Club 1 Independent Dr # 3500 Jacksonville FL 32202 The Fifteenth Annual Spirit of Giving Luncheon will be held on Friday, December 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The River Club. We are pleased to announce that this year’s Spirit of… Read More »

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The Middle District of Florida Has Upgraded to the Next Generation of CM/ECF

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

On April 5, 2021, the Middle District of Florida upgraded to the Next Generation of CM/ECF. To electronically file in NextGen CM/ECF, you must obtain a PACER account or upgrade your existing account, and link it to your CM/ECF account. More information on accessing NextGen CM/ECF is available on the Court’s website. Access NextGen… Read More »

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The Middle District of Florida’s Local Rules Have Been Substantially Revised

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has issued substantially revised Local Rules. The new Local Rules took effect on February 1, 2021. A bullet point summary of the changes to the Local Rules, as well as a video presentation highlighting key changes are available on the Court’s website.

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Coronavirus Protocols

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

Please visit the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division’s homepage for the latest information and pandemic procedures: https://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/locations/jacksonville

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Federal Court Community Outreach Program

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

The Middle District of Florida’s Bench Bar Committee has approved a pilot project in the Jacksonville Division to greatly expand the Court’s Community Outreach Program. The Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will be the project’s sponsoring organization and Suzanne Judas, who recently retired after a long and successful career with Holland &… Read More »

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Nimmons Federal Practice Seminar 2017

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

Practitioners and judges from Jacksonville and the surrounding areas gathered at the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse on April 20, 2017, for the fourteenth installment of the Honorable Ralph W. “Buddy” Nimmons, Jr. Federal Practice Seminar. The event kicked off with a touching tribute to the late Honorable Ralph W. Nimmons, Jr., presented by Charles… Read More »

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Civil Rights Struggles, from the Beach to the Courthouse

Civil Rights Struggles, from the Beach to the Courthouse

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

On February 23, 2017, over 180 people gathered at the Old St. Andrews Church for this event commemorating Black History Month. The event was hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society, the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the D.W. Perkins Bar Association. Sponsorship was provided by the Middle District of Florida’s Bench… Read More »

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Discrimination, Degradation, Defiance – Jewish Lawyers Under Nazism

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

On February 2, 2017, nearly 150 judges and lawyers from the Jacksonville legal community gathered in the U.S. Courthouse to hear a riveting presentation from legal historian and practicing criminal defense attorney Douglas Morris. Providing important lessons for lawyers to guard against any threat to a fair and just legal system and an independent… Read More »

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The Bill of Rights — 225th Anniversary of Ratification

The Bill of Rights — 225th Anniversary of Ratification

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

On December 15, 2016, judges, lawyers, courthouse staff, local students, and members of the community gathered in the lobby of the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida, to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights and the unveiling of a new, permanent display of a recently rediscovered Bill… Read More »

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