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 Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Richard L. Voorhees, District Judge from the Western District of North Carolina, both sitting with the Eleventh Circuit that week, joined us as well. The discussion was moderated by the Honorable Patricia D. Barksdale, United States Magistrate Judge.
We held our annual Spirit of Giving Luncheon on December 12, 2014, at the River Club. Our featured speaker was Joseph W. Hatchett, former Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to Judge Hatchett’s remarks, the Court presented Spirit of Giving awards to lawyers who have gone above and beyond in providing service to those in need. The Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record article about the luncheon is available online here.
At our October 22, 2014 members’ luncheon, we were honored to hear from A. Lee Bentley, III, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. The Hon. Timothy J. Corrigan also gave an update on news from the Middle District of Florida, enlisted Mr. Bentley and Donna Elm, Federal Defender for the Middle District, to help entertain attendees, and swore in the Chapter’s Officers for the 2014-2015 Chapter year. In addition, the Chapter recognized President Susanne R. Weisman for her exceptional service.
Our February 20, 2014 members’ luncheon featured a conversation with all three of Jacksonville’s active United States District Judges: the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan, the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard, and the Honorable Brian J. Davis. The panel was moderated by the Honorable Patricia D. Barksdale, United States Magistrate Judge.