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 Kick-Off Luncheon – Tuesday – April 6, 2021 WPB Marriott
Bench Bar Conference (Virtual) – Friday – April 9, 2021
Co-chairs Rebecca Brock and Lauren Johnson
- 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 Kick-Off Luncheon will be lots of fun. This year’s Keynote Speaker is retired PBC Clerk, Sharon Bock. Our Chief Judge, Krista Marx will give the County State of Address and presentations will be made for the following awards: the Sidney Stubbs Professionalism Award, the Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award and the Judge Meenu Sasser Mentorship Award. This year’s breakout sessions will cover the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, family law, criminal law, Real Estate and so much more. Registration Information (not yet available).
Bench Bar Committee Meeting Dates:
- November 12, 2020
- December 17, 2020
- January 28, 2021
- February 23, 2021
- March 25, 2021
- 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