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CLE in Havana, Cuba!

Join your fellow members and friends as they CLE in CUBA! When: February 27th – March 1st, 2020 Where: Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba Contact: Manatee County Bar Association for details Phone: (941) 741-4091 or email: MCBA@ManateeBar.com   Download Full Itinerary Here (PDF 566kb)   Price Total Price for the full Cuba CLE program: $1398 pp in Dbl. Single room: $ 1548. Sign up quick before prices go up! Estimated round trip air TPA-HAV = $358 + Visa $ 75 Children receive a discount of 40% off! Terms $500 deposit to secure your space Full payment due 60 days prior…

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22 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY FEB. 7

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…

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Manatee Educational Television METV

As a part of our continuing mission of Fostering Professionalism in the Practice of Law The Manatee County Bar Association is proud to have been featured on Manatee Educational Television, METV on several occasions. Please enjoy these videos by simply clicking on any of the links below. Videos: LawDay 2018 Veterans Drug Court Luncheon MCBA Luncheon, Prof. Mary Adkins Dedication of the Gilbert Smith, Sr. Jury Assembly Room 2018 MCBA Luncheon, Historian Jeff LaHurd

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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…

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MANATEE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LAW DAY ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Graceann Frederico, Executive Director MCBA@ManateeBar.com (941) 741-4091 MANATEE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LAW DAY ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS BRADENTON, FL., May 15, 2018— The Manatee County Bar Association (MCBA) is pleased to announce the winners of its Law Day 2018 essay contest. Seventh grade students attending public, private, or home school in Manatee County, Florida were invited to submit essays on “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom,” the theme for Law Day 2018. Held annually in May, Law Day celebrates the role of law in society and cultivates a deeper understanding of the legal profession. The Law…

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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:  http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article141501264.html