Jacksonville Bar Association Luncheon & Diversity Symposium

 Membership Luncheon

  • When: January 9, 2013 at 12 p.m.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown
  • Speaker:  Karol Corbin Walker. Esq. Ms. Walker is a shareholder at LeClairRyan. She is currently serving as president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.  In 1995, she became the first African American woman to attain partner status at any major New Jersey law firm.

2013 Diversity Symposium

“Diverse Approaches to Legal Business Development”

  • January 9, 2013 (Following the JBA Members Luncheon)
  • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


  • 1:30     Opening Remarks: Latasha Fullwood, Esq., Chair of The JBA Diversity Committee
  • 1:35     Marketing to Diverse Audiences  – Ken Matejka, Esq., California attorney, President of an online marketing company for lawyers
  • 2:20     “Rooney Rule” – Sashi Brown, General Counsel of The Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2:45     Break (10 minutes)
  • 2:55     Interactive Workshop on Cultural Competency – Cal Jackson, Diversity Practitioner
  • 3:20     Diversity in the Workplace  – Juan M. Diaz
  • 3:45     Panel DiscussionModerator: Michael R. Freed, Esq., Past President of the Jacksonville Bar Association.  The panel also will discuss ethical and practical challenges to embracing diversity and how to respond to challenges to diversity.  Panelists: Carol Corbin Walker, Esq., President of National Conference of Bar Presidents; Alicia Edwards, Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Florida Coastal School of Law; Susan Hamilton, Esq., Former VP of Diversity and Inclusion, CSX and Jim Kowalski, Esq., Executive Director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

3.5 General CLER Hours Applied for with The Florida Bar

Groups of 3 or more will receive a $20 discount per attendee. Please contact Carla Ortiz at (904)527-7179 or cortiz@jaxbar.org to process your group registration.

Register Today!

Registration Deadline:  Monday, January 7, 2013