PART TIME US MAGISTRATE  The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is currently accepting applications for a part-time United States magistrate judge position to be resident in the Gainesville division of the court.  Additional details regarding the position and the application process are available on the court’s website at or by using the link below.  Applications must be received no later than May 13, 2022.  

Deputy Director – Partially Remote

Deputy Director – Partially Remote Gulfcoast Legal Services is looking for a Deputy Director for our Financial Stability department. The Deputy Director will assist in the financial, administrative, personnel, and programmatic management of the assigned substantive unit(s) of the organization. They will help ensure compliance with legal, funder, and audit requirements and will represent GLS in local, regional, state, and national legal communities as well as with public interest partners. The ideal candidate will be an inclusive, adaptive leader with public interest legal experience in the assigned substantive area, including client representation experience, project management expertise, and an appreciation for…

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

BOOKKEEPER / OFFICE MANAGER Porges Hamlin Knowles & Hawk, P.A. seeks a Bookkeeper / Office Manager to join our team in downtown Bradenton. The role requires a detail oriented individual capable of working independently. The Bookkeeper / Office Manager provides support to our team of Attorneys, including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, bank reconciliation, payroll, and some human resources work including time-off records and profit sharing distributions.  Please email resume to Bryony Swift at

Wanted: Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Bradenton based law firm seeks Paralegal/Legal Assistant for its Sarasota office. The candidate will support the Real Estate and Finance Practice Group in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Must have 2+ years of real estate experience in a law firm setting or a title company. Should preferably have extraordinary attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, and keen proofreading abilities. Should have strong MS Office skills and be highly skilled at document editing, providing administrative support, preparing closing documents and other clerical tasks. Must also be able to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks while satisfactorily…

Wanted: Legal Assistant/Receptionist

Wanted: Legal Assistant/Receptionist   Bradenton based law firm seeks Legal Assistant/Receptionist for its Sarasota office. Candidates should be responsible and have a professional appearance, outgoing and friendly personality for greeting visitors and delivering exceptional client and customer service. Must be comfortable working in a busy professional environment. This entails answering calls and fielding them, accordingly, addressing visitor questions and needs, and providing an overall welcoming environment. This oftentimes includes performing ad hoc administrative duties as needed. The interested candidate should be well organized and comfortable multi-tasking. Valid Florida Notary preferred. Please send resume to:


The Florida Bar will recognize 22 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida.   Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by recognizing those who make public service commitments and to raise public awareness of the substantial volunteer services provided by Florida lawyers to those who cannot afford legal fees. Florida Bar President Michelle R. Suskauer will present the 2019 awards.   The awards recognize pro bono service…

MCBA Announces Winners of Community Service Awards

  President Elect Charles Telfair, IV, President Alexandra St. Paul, Jaime Delgado, Tracy Pratt, and Past President Paul Grondahl  At the Annual Meeting of the association in June 2016, the Manatee County Bar Association recognized two members for their record of service to our community.  In the 20th annual presentation of the awards, Bradenton attorney Jaime L. Delgado received the William C. Grimes Award for Lifetime Achievement in Community Service and attorney Tracy B. Pratt received the Community Service Leader Award.  The purpose of the awards is to highlight members of the Bar Association who provide service to the community…

MCBA learns constitution revision history at General Membership Luncheon

The MCBA was very excited to host Professor Mary Adkins, University of Florida Levin – College of Law, as she taught on the history of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission at the March membership meeting.  Professor Adkins brought the 1966 CRC to life as she discussed her new book, “Making Modern Florida.”  You may read the article in the Bradenton Herald here:

Diversity & Inclusion Symposium – CLE Event

The MCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee held its first event on February 9th, 2017 at the MCJC!  Appx. 80 attendees attended the Diversity & Inclusion Symposium which was moderated by Judge Charles Williams.  Judge Claudia Isom, 13th Judicial District did a tremendous presentation addressing “Implicit Bias”, and a panel discussion followed which featured panelists Judge Karimu Hill-Harvey (retired, New Jersey) and Alan Perez, esq. Mallard Law Firm, Sarasota.