OCBA Committees

The OCBA has 24 committees designed to provide you with current and timely information in your legal specialty area, develop CLE seminars, submit articles for The Briefs magazine and participate in a wide variety of community service projects and OCBA-sponsored social events. We encourage you to become involved with one or more of these committees.


Committees

Select a committee name below to learn more.



Labor & Employment Law Committee

Purpose

The committee's purpose is to encourage shared learning, collegiality, and networking among labor and employment practitioners.


Meeting time and location

4th Wed. of every other month, 12:00-1:00 p.m., OCBA (beginning Sept.)


Committee Chair

  • Sarah P.L. Reiner
  • GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • 301 E. Pine St., Ste. 1400
  • Orlando, FL 32801
  • 407-843-8880
  • Contact by email

Committee Co-Chair

  • Ryan Morgan

Law Week Committee

Purpose

Our ABA award-winning Law Week program, now spanning several months of activities, has been a way for the OCBA to recognize and showcase outstanding citizens in central Florida as well as demonstrate its community commitment, high degree of civic interest and active participation in promoting legal education throughout our schools. Among a variety of activities, the OCBA will present the Liberty Bell Award to an outstanding citizen; present the Student Law Awareness Award to a deserving high school student; hold a county-wide poster and essay contest; hold a DUI Prevention Program; provide live mock courtroom demonstrations to school children across Orange County; arrange for the naturalization of several hundred new citizens at the Orange County Convention Center; and arrange for students from the Migrant Farm Worker Ministry to job shadow members of the judiciary as well as attorneys in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.


Meeting time and location

Please contact chair if you would like to volunteer to help organize Law Week activities.


Committee Chair

  • William Davis
  • Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
  • 1900 Summit Tower Blvd.
  • Suite 150
  • Orlando, FL 32810
  • 321-972-0000
  • Contact by email

Lawyers Literary Society

Meeting time and location

2nd Wed. each month (Sept.-June), 12:00-1:00 p.m., OCBA.

  • Sept. 12 (Harbach's The Art of Fielding)
  • Oct. 10 (Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House / We have Always Lived in the Castle
  • Nov. 14 (Buckley's Supreme Court)
  • Dec. 19 (3rd Wed. of the month: Dickens' The Chimes / Cricket on the Hearth)
  • Jan. 9 (Pamuk's My Name is Red)
  • Feb. 13 (Bradbury's Something Wicket This Way Comes)
  • Mar. 13 (Golding's Lord of the Flies)
  • Apr. 10 (Dee's The Privileges)
  • May 8 (Harding's Tinkers)
  • June 12 (Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King)

Committee Chair

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  • Dorothy E. Green
  • Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP
  • 111 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 1400
  • Orlando, FL 32801
  • 407-481-5800
  • Contact by email

Professionalism Committee

Meeting time and location

1st Tues. every month, 12:00-1:00 p.m., OCBA


Committee Chair

  • Michael M. Kest
  • Kest Law, LLC
  • 1150 Louisiana Ave., Ste. 4
  • Winter Park, FL 32789
  • 407-490-2889
  • Contact by email

Committee Co-Chair

  • Matthew G. Brenner
  • Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
  • 215 N. Eola Dr.
  • Orlando, FL 32801
  • 407-843-4600
  • Contact by email

Real Property Law Committee

Meeting time and location

Please contact chair


Committee Chair

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  • Jaisen J. Stango
  • Jaisen J. Stango, Esq. LLC
  • 37 N. Orange Ave., Ste., Ste. 500
  • Orlando, FL 32801
  • 407-835-8688
  • Contact by email

Social Committee

Purpose

The committee's purpose is to provide networking opportunities for OCBA members, and encourage camaraderie and professionalism among attorneys, the judiciary and the legal community.


Meeting time and location

First Tuesday of each even month; 11:45 a.m.You must RSVP for meetings which are held at a downtown restaurant. Please email committee@floridabusinesslaw.com.
Meeting dates: Aug. 7; Oct. 2; Dec. 4; Feb. 5; Apr. 2. Proceeds from all social events benefit the OCBA Foundation.


Committee Chair

  • Amy M. Guy
  • Calandrino Law Firm, P.A.
  • 301 E. Pine St., Ste. 950
  • Orlando, FL 32801
  • 407-601-4905
  • Contact by email

Social Security Law Committee

Meeting time and location

2nd Thurs. of the month, 12:00-1:00 p.m., OCBA


Committee Chair

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  • Richard A. Culbertson
  • Law Office of Richard A. Culbertson
  • 3222 Corrine Dr., Ste. E
  • Orlando, FL 32803
  • 407-894-0888
  • Contact by email

Solo & Small Firm Committee

Meeting time and location

Third Tues. of the month, 12:00-1:00 p.m., OCBA


Committee Chair

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  • Shane E. Fischer
  • Shane E. Fischer, P.A.
  • 1350 Orange Ave., Ste. 266
  • Winter Park, FL 32789
  • 407-650-5509
  • Contact by email

Tax Law Committee

Meeting time and location

Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the OCBA (Nov. 29; Dec. 21; Jan. 31; Feb. 28; Mar. 27; Apr. 24; May 29)

Committee Chair

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  • Justin R. Infurna, Esq., LL.M. in Taxation
  • The Infurna Law Firm, P.A.
  • P.O. Box 3386
  • Orlando, Florida 32802
  • 407-774-1560
  • Contact by email

Technology Committee

Purpose

The committee provides a forum to share ideas and provide information regarding best practices for utilizing technology to enhance the practice of law and to better understand the impact of technology on litigation and the courts.


Meeting time and location

3rd Thurs. of every other month, 12:00-1:00 p.m., OCBA (beginning Sept, excluding Nov.'s meeting, which will be held on Thurs. Nov. 15.)


Committee Chair

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  • Todd C. Smith
  • Earle & Smith
  • 120 E. Robinson St.
  • Orlando, FL 32801
  • 407-841-8294
  • Contact by email

Workers' Compensation Law Committee

2012-2013 meeting time and location TBD.

There is no chair at this time.

Veterans Committee

Third Wednesday of the month, 12:00-1:00 p.m., OCBA

March 20 - Kick off meeting! Join us and help shape the committee's purpose, scope, and activities!

Committee Chair

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  • Thomas Boroughs
  • Holland & Knight
  • 200 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 2600
  • Orlando, FL 32801
  • 407-244-5132
  • Contact by email