Fairness and Diversity Calendar

The calendar below is a way for the Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity to highlight diversity activities and events happening in circuits and appellate courts in Florida.

Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Membership Lunch with ABA President Elect Paulette Brown

When: January 22, 2015 @ noon

Where: Tampa Downtown Hilton (formerly the Hyatt Regency). 

Register at:

Stetson University College of Law

Inclusion Summit: Developing Cultural Competence

February 6, 2015 8:30am – 5:00pm
with reception and networking from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Sessions and topics include:

What If I Say the Wrong Thing?

Habits for Culturally Effective People,

The Changing Face of Florida,

The Personal and Professional Value of Creating a Culture of Inclusion,

and panels sharing best practices for making inclusion a reality.

Registration and other information can be found at:

Early registration rate ends on Dec. 12 with seating limited to the first 200 participants.

CJE Approved Lunch and Learn Diversity Program


A Presentation by the Muslim Bar Association.  Co-Sponsored by a Diversity Grant from The Florida Bar


When:  FRIDAY, February 13, 2015 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Where:  Orange County Courthouse, 23rd Floor Judicial Conference Room


One Day Diversity Training

Facilitator: Dr. Naomi Parker

When: Friday, February 20th 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Where: 19th Judicial Circuit, St. Lucie West Annex, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL

Contact: Corrie Johnson with the Administrative Office of the Court @ (772) 807-4383

Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Networking Event

The HCBA Diversity Committee’s annual networking event showcases what the Tampa Bay area has to offer by connecting law students with attorneys, judges and members of local legal organizations in a casual, friendly and low-pressure environment. 

When:  February 21, 2015; 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:  Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602

Register at:

Ethics/Fairness & Diversity Training

When:  March 9, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Alachua County Family/Civil Justice Center
201 E. University Avenue
Room 412
Gainesville, FL 32601

Contact:  Vanessa Sagar, Human Resources Manager

Email: Please RSVP to by Monday, March 2, 2015.

Diversity CLE entitled “Women, Minorities, Media & the Law

Presented by:  Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, along with other are voluntary bar associations

The Diversity CLE will address will address how the media influences perceptions of gender roles, sexuality, and race, and how those perceptions permeate the practice of law and equality of justice. 

When:  April 2, 2015; 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
This will be followed by a Diversity Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602

Register at: