Category Archives: CLE, Workshops, or Panel Discussions

Basic Training: A Foundational Program for Law Students


Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association



 March 23, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Florida A&M University College of Law
Room 240

The primary goal of the program is to provide law students with a foundational guide for success in their preparation to enter the legal field. The program will include resume’ and writing sample editing and advice on the proper dress for various professional settings. There will be a special presentation by Judge Carole Y. Taylor of the Fourth District Court of Appeal on “Judicial Clerkships in a Nutshell.” Daryl Manning will provide information on behalf of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners regarding the application process.

Interested Students should rsvp immediately to the VHFCNBA Student Liaison, Ashlee A. Pouncy at


 Please bring a résumé and/or writing sample (10 pages or less) to the event.

12:00-12:15pm        Introduction and Welcome (including registration & document   submission)

12:15 – 1:15pm       Judicial Clerkships in a Nutshell by Judge Carole Y. Taylor

1:15 – 2:15pm         Lunch (including presentation: What Not To Wear Fashion Show) 

2:15 – 3:15pm        Overview of Florida Board of Bar Examiners Application Process
                               (Including Question and Answer Segment) by Daryl M.   Manning,Esquire

3:15 – 3:30pm        Concluding Remarks (including redistributing résumés and writing samples)

2012 Women in Law Leadership WILL Academy

Women in Law Leadership Academy
 2012 Women in Law Leadership
(WILL) Academy

Changing the Rules of the Game:
It’s About Time

Presented by the Commission on Women in the Profession and the Young Lawyers Division

WHEN:  December 6-7, 2012

WHERE:  The Palace Hotel; San Francisco, CA

  • Registration

Early Bird Deadline – September 20

Registration Fees – Individual Rates and Group Discounts

Register Online – Individual Registration

Group Registration

  • Keynote Speakers

  • The Honorable Angela Bradstreet, San Francisco County Superior Court
  • Edith R. Perez, Partner (Ret.), Latham and Watkins LLP and President, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners (1997-1999)
  • Amy Rao, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Archive Systems
  • Programs

Download the brochure in PDF format

View the detailed daily schedule

Changing the Rules of the Game:
It’s About Time

  • The Building Blocks of Success: Business, Community and Institutional Leadership
  • The Rainmaking X Factor: It Is More Than Just a Plan
  • Pick Me: Critical Self-Promotion Skills for Rainmaking
  • Business Leadership in Alternative Paths
  • Setting Our Sights on the C-Suite
  • Team Leadership: Playing to Our Strengths
  • Communication Skills: Can We Talk?
  • Institutional Leadership: Making a Play for the Top
  • Building a Strategy for Success
  • Negotiation: Everywhere from the Boardroom to the Homeroom
  • Changing the Rules of the Game
  • CLE

View information regarding CLE credit

  • General Questions

Questions?  Please contact Alia Graham at or 312.988.5715.

Diversity in the Legal Profession

Diversity in the Legal Profession Panel Discussion

The panel will include a candid discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and ways to be successful in the profession without compromising one’s self or identity. The panelists will include attorneys that represent various affinity groups. The members of the panel are professionals that are involved in the legal community and are a great asset to the profession. After the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

  •  Tuesday, September 25, 2012
  • Room 550
  • 12:00-1:15

Healthcare Debate

The health care debate has been heard by the Supreme Court.  But what was argued and why?  What are the potential effects to your health care?  Join us as we host local experts who will debate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) at a health care symposium. 

  • What: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act panel debate
  • When: Tuesday, April 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Florida Coastal School of Law, Atrium

Speakers include:

  • Hugh Greene, CEO of Baptist Health, will serve as the policy expert
  • Joe Jacquot, former chief of staff to Bill McCollum, 2007-2011 Florida Attorney General
  • Professor Darren R. Latham, Florida Coastal School of Law

This event is sponsored by Impact Jax, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and Florida Coastal School of Law.

LGBT Legal Symposium at the University of Mississippi School of Law

LGBT Symposium               

LGBT The University of Mississippi School of Law will be hosting the 2nd Annual LGBT Legal Symposium on March 23rd, 2012 at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center.

 Like last year, the Symposium will feature well-known names within the LGBT legal community, and present classes on topics such as Transgender Marriages, Wills and Estates, Custody Issues, Cyber-Bullying and GSA Formation.  D’Arcy Kemnitz, Executive Director of the National LGBT Bar Association, will be moderating a panel on Ethics and Diversity in the Legal Profession.  4.5 CLE credits, which includes 1 Ethics Hour, are available for attending attorneys.

 The Symposium may be attended either in person, or we are able to offer 25 seats for attendance through live streaming video over the Internet.

 Registration for either type of attendance is $125 (faculty and students attend free of charge). Lunch is included in the registration fee. To register, please print and fill out the registration form and return to address indicated on the form along with a check or money order for the registration fee.

The Registration Form and Agenda are on the conference Facebook page.  More info also available from

Lawyers & Law Students Weekend


Hosted by:

Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association

Friday, November 11, 2011 

  • What: VHFCNBA Past President’s Reception
  • Where: Ft. Lauderdale Westin, 400 Corporate Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

  • 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. VHFCNBA Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. E-Discovery CLE and Judicial Clerkships Workshops

For more information contact VHCFLNBA at or visit