FJA Sections help members network and share strategies and information specific to their area of expertise. Section membership is one of the many benefits of being an FJA member. To join a section listed below, contact the FJA Membership Department by email or call (850) 224-9403.
Appellate Practice Section
The Appellate Practice Section is the first and only group of its kind geared towards addressing matters of interest to attorneys who handle appeals and other proceedings in the state and federal appellate courts. Whether it is your practice’s occasional or primary interest, the Section has something that can benefit each attorney involved. Section activities include:
- Continuing Legal Education
- Liaison with Appellate Rule Maker
- Journal Articles/Newsletter
- Amicus Curiae Committee Support
The FJA is fortunate to have such a wide variety of identities within its membership. The Minority Caucus addresses the issues and concerns of underrepresented attorneys of different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and orientations improving the legal system through inclusivity, alliance, and advocacy. Through networking, continuing legal education, and experiences, the FJA brings together our diverse membership with our common goal of defending the civil justice system.
The Property Insurance Section seeks to promote justice for Floridians who have had their property claims wrongfully denied or delayed by the insurance industry. Through CLE and legislative advocacy, the members of this section will analyze current cases, settlements, statistics, and laws that may affect their practice and Florida homeowners.
Solo/Small Firm Section
In order to enhance the membership of FJA members who are solo/small firm practitioners, the FJA has created a new Solo/Small Firm Section. The FJA understands and recognizes that the challenges of being a Solo/Small Firm lawyer are unique and deserve specialized attention. Our hope for the Section is to provide a new level of resources that focus on the practice of law and the business of law.
The Women’s Caucus works to create an environment of acceptance and prestige while raising the profile of women trial attorneys. Within this Section, attorneys will participate in membership building, continuing legal education, mentoring, and community service all geared towards bettering each individual for herself, her practice, and her clients. Click here
for additional information.
The Workers’ Compensation Section furthers the interests of injured workers and their dependents through encouraging continued legal education and legislative awareness of Section members. Within this section, members will discuss relevant obstacles, bills, cases, and settlements that may affect their practice and the Floridian workforce.
If you’re under the age of 36 and have been in practice for less than 11 years, the Young Lawyers’ Section provides the opportunity to network amongst other young attorneys to help gain the necessary insight to help sculpt your career in the years to come. Whether brand new or in practice for a few years the Young Lawyers section will introduce you to your colleagues and fellow professionals, creating a tight-knit group of individuals eager to share their experiences to further both their and your legal profession. Click here
to learn more.
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section
FJA recognizes the integral role that each paralegal has in a law firm. The FJA created the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section to acknowledge the value of the paralegal/legal assistant in the civil justice system. The Section provides each person with a professional association to grow in, peers to receive recognition from, and a sense of belonging. This Section will allow you to network, strategize, and get to know more of your peers involved in the Association. There are a host of tangible benefits too including access to a statewide email discussion group which can connect you to other paralegal/legal assistant experts for advice and resources. Furthermore, the FJA provides ongoing professional development programming specifically covering the most relevant topics such as technology, ethics, e-discovery, and other topics that directly relate to your practice area. We deliver those high-level training through in-person seminars, live webinars, MP3s/audio CDs, and video presentations.