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OCBA Elections Nominating Petitions

Jan. 30 - Deadline: Interested in a bar leadership role? Please submit your nominating petition by 5:00 p.m., Jan. 30.

OCBA Officers Nominating Petition

OCBA Executive Council Nominating Petition

Young Lawyers Section Nominating Petition

Legal Aid Society Nominating Petition

(All voting members: For upcoming elections, please be sure your email address is correct in the BUSINESS EMAIL field of your membership record by Feb. 10.)

Law Week Volunteers Needed!

Needed Now! Jan. 26, 27, 29. Volunteers for each one-hour presentation of the elementary school mock trial, Wolf v. Pig. Attorneys, paralegals, judges: Step up and have some fun with the little tykes! Contact Andrew Roy ( or Jamie Blucher ( ASAP! Thanks!

Feb. 27 - Deadline. The OCBA Law Week Poster and Speech Contests. Encourage you students' participation by contacting their teachers! See the
cover letter and Poster Contest and Speech Contest rules - and get involved!

News from the Courts and The Florida Bar

AO Establishing Local Professionalism Panel - Please see AO 2014-07, which created the Ninth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel, the Amended Administrative Order, AO 2014-07-A-01, and the Professionalism Panel Complaint Referral Form. To learn more about our Local Professionalism Panel, please see an article by Kristopher J. Kest, Esq.

Feb. 2 - Deadline. The Florida Bar is now accepting nominations for the William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award, the Group Professionalism Award, the Law Faculty/Administrator Professionalism Award. Deadlines for other awards apply. See details.

Mar. 2 - Deadline. The Florida Bar will have one lawyer vacancy on each of the 26 JNCs this coming year. We have the opportunity to nominate three lawyers for a total of three nominees for each JNC. Read more.

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President’s Message

Nicholas A. Shannin, Esq.

Two Thousand Fifteen
The New Year holds
great promise Let us seize the chance!

"Nothing changes on New Year's Day" croons Bono from one of U2's earliest hits. But even within those lyrics lie the promise of something new...

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