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


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…



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Graceann Frederico, Executive Director (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…


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.