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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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2016 Spirit of Giving Luncheon

2016 Spirit of Giving Luncheon

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

Our Tenth Annual Spirit of Giving luncheon was held on December 9, 2016, at The River Club. Whitney Untiedt was an inspiring speaker who reminded us of the challenges facing children in the criminal justice system. And special congratulations to our award recipients – Jennifer Mansfield for the civil practitioner award, Mac Heavener for… Read More »

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Nimmons Seminar 2016

Nimmons Seminar 2016

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

On April 21, 2016, our Chapter held the Thirteenth Annual Hon. Ralph W. “Buddy” Nimmons, Jr. Federal Practice Seminar.

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Honoring the Legacy of the Hon. Howell W. Melton – Cases and Reflections

Honoring the Legacy of the Hon. Howell W. Melton – Cases and Reflections

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

This special event was held on March 2, 2016 to honor the legacy of the late U.S. District Judge Howell Melton, who passed away in December 2015. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Klindt, one of Judge Melton’s former law clerks, presided over the event, which featured presentations about four of Judge Melton’s most significant cases—United… Read More »

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2015 Spirit of Giving Luncheon

2015 Spirit of Giving Luncheon

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

We held our annual Spirit of Giving Luncheon on December 11, 2015, at the River Club. Our featured speaker was former First District Court of Appeal Judge William Van Nortwick, member of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice. In addition to Judge Van Nortwick’s remarks, the Court presented Spirit of Giving awards… Read More »

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Constitution Day Luncheon 2015

Constitution Day Luncheon 2015

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

On September 17, 2015, the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted our annual Constitution Day event. This year our CLE program was “Madison’s Avenue: The Rough Road to the Bill of Rights” presented by the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan, United States District Judge. Over 130 members and guests enjoyed the educational and… Read More »

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Jacksonville Division Honors the Hon. Harvey Schlesinger for Forty Years on the Federal Bench

Jacksonville Division Honors the Hon. Harvey Schlesinger for Forty Years on the Federal Bench

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

On August 20, 2015, the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted a special luncheon at the Jacksonville Courthouse to honor Judge Schlesinger on the occasion of his fortieth anniversary on the federal bench. Judge Schlesinger’s wife along with his three daughters, their husbands, three of his grandchildren, and many of his former… Read More »

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The Middle District of Florida’s Administrative Procedures For Electronic Filing Have Been Updated

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has published a revised version of its Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing. These mandatory procedures provide directions on using CM/ECF. Additional guidance, including the Court’s CM/ECF User Manual, is available on the Court’s website. Attorneys may also call the Clerk’s Office with any… Read More »

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The Middle District of Florida’s Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice Has Been Updated

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has published a revised version of its Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice. The Handbook captures local custom and practice and supplements the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Local Rules, and existing case law. The Handbook is considered highly persuasive in addressing discovery… Read More »

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Panel Discussion with U.S. Circuit Judges

Panel Discussion with U.S. Circuit Judges

By Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association |

Our March 18, 2015 members’ luncheon featured a panel discussion with several United States Circuit Judges. Participating Eleventh Circuit Judges included the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, the Honorable Charles R. Wilson, the Honorable Peter T. Fay, the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson and the Honorable Susan H. Black. The Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple from the… Read More »

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