The Association has several signature programs throughout the year which promote education, networking, community engagement, and the recognition of excelence.
Monthly Continuing Legal Education Luncheons
We host monthly CLE networking luncheons for our members. The cost is $25 with $5 stackable discounts for members and individuals who RSVP. Vegetarian options are available. All CLE luncheon purchases are non-refundable. No credit can be given towards future meetings for missed meetings and no substitutions can be made. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Topics range monthly, but are always of interest to government practitioners. Recent topics have included LGBTQ+ Law in Florida, Veterans Legal Issues, Open Meetings and Sunshine Laws, and well as a host of topics relating to administrative practice, litigation, and judicial procedures.
government attorney of the year award
The Florida Government Bar Association has sought to annually recognize an exemplary lawyer in government practice in Tallahassee with its Government Attorney of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize an attorney employed in government practice in Tallahassee, Florida, who has demonstrated professionalism in the practice of law and performed above and beyond the call of duty. Past winners have headed multi-year litigation resulting in million of dollars in recovery for Florida taxpayers, and responded in keeping with the best traditions of our profession to unspeakable acts of violence.
Nominations are open to any attorney in government practice. The award is announced at the December membership meeting.
Annual CharitY film night
The Florida Government Bar Association, along with our partners in the community, host an annual charity film night to raise funds for the Association's charitable and pro bono work throughout the year. Tickets include a screening at the intimate All Saints Cinema, followed with a networking reception at a local brewery. This signature event is not to be missed.
Young lawyerS' division
FGBA is excited to grow our Young Lawyers Division! FGBA-YLD facilitates networking events, helps build mentorship opportunities, and is a resource for young attorneys in government practice. If you are interested in joining FGBA-YLD, contact us today!