to serve as a liaison between the Bar and the Judiciary; plan, implement and coordinate programs for better relations between the Bench and Bar, including the annual Bench Bar Conference, Judicial Lunch seminar series, judicial relations spokespersons who conduct in-person meetings with the judges, and the bi-annual judicial evaluations administered by the PBCBA. Provide information to the public to ease court access.
The JRC Committee is thankful for the everlasting impact that Judge Meenu Sasser had on this committee. She will always be remembered as a true leader of the Judiciary. (1970 – 2019)
Bench Bar (Virtual) Conference – Fridays in August – Aug. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 2020
Co-chairs Salesia Smith-Gordon & Michael Pike
- Organizes the Bench Bar Conference, our biggest annual event, held in the Spring and attended by hundreds of attorneys and State and Federal Judges that discuss various topics that are relevant to new and veteran practitioners. The all-day CLE Conference includes a luncheon with a keynote speaker and a presentation of the Sidney Stubbs Professionalism Award and the Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award. The recent Conference included breakout seminars in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, family law, criminal law and a diversity session for law students, to name a few. Registration Information (not yet available).
Bench Bar Committee Meeting Dates:
- December 4, 2019
- January 16, 2020
- February 4, 2020
- March 5, 2020
- E-filing portal: https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/
- Clerk and Comptroller of Palm Beach County: https://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/
- 15th Circuit e-service/ online scheduling requirements: http://15thcircuit.co.palm-beach.fl.us/web/guest/eservice