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Members can be a part of establishing FJA's priorities and organizational policy direction by joining a Florida Justice Association committee.  Sign up today to get inovlved.

2015-2016 Standing Committees: 
(Membership on committees subject to approval by Chair)
Amicus Curiae
Discuss and write amicus briefs on cases of importance to FJA members and their clients.
  Chair: Phil Burlington, West Palm Beach

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Committee Procedures

Continuing Legal Education
The Florida Justice Association is the premier provider of continuing legal education for Attorneys, Paralegals and Legal Assistants in the state of Florida. Become a member of the CLE Committee and participate in planning monthly seminars on various topics that are vital to the practice of our members.
  Chair: Steve Watrel, Jacksonville
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EAGLE Development
The Florida Justice Association Annual Giving and Development Committee. This committee ensures that FJA has the funds available to champion the rights of the individuals and expand the pro-consumer, pro-safety base in the Florida Legislature.
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Florida Bar Liaison
This committee works in coordination with the Florida Bar and Florida Courts to review recommendations of various Bar and Florida Supreme Court committees, and to encourage Florida Justice Association members to serve on these committees and on the Judicial Nomination Commissions.
  Chair: Scott McMillen, Orlando

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Membership
Members are the gears that keep FJA running and the lifeblood of our organization. Particpate in recruiting, renewal, diversification and cultivation of new and current members.
  Chair: Laurie Briggs, West Palm Beach
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Membership Diversity Committee
This committee seeks to ensure a diverse membership within FJA. 
  Chair: Rodney Gregory, Jacksonville
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Vanguard
The Florida Justice PAC’s Political Fundraising Committee. The Vanguard is instrumental in raising and collecting the contributions needed to fund our political operations.
  Chair: Jimmy Gustafson, Tallahassee
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Legislative Committees:
Role of the Legislative Committees:
  • Develop proactive legislation and amendments to advance the law within the committee’s jurisdiction;
  • Analyze other bills and amendments within its jurisdiction for purposes of identifying proposals that will impact the law within the committee’s jurisdiction;
  • Research and prepare substantive supporting materials for lobbying and media campaigns relating to legislation affecting the committee’s jurisdiction; and
  • Provide expert testimony in support or opposition of legislation.
Auto Insurance
  Co-Chair: Jason Lamoureux, Brandon
  Co-Chair: Glenn Klausman, Orlando
  Vice-Chair: Waylon Thompson, Panama City
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Bad Faith
  Co-Chair: Fred Cunningham, Palm Beach Gardens

  Co-Chair: Dale Swope, Tampa
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Consumer Law
  Chair: Bill Cotterall, Tallahassee
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Legislative Committee (oversees all committees)
  Chair: Todd Copeland, Orlando
  Vice-Chair: Jimmy Gustafson, Tallahassee
*This committee consists of all the committee chairs, co-chairs and vice-chairs**
 
Limitations in Medical Payments (LIMP)
  Chair: Jim Magazine, New Port Richey
  Vice-Chair: Damian Mallard, Sarasota
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Medical Malpractice
  Chair: Scott McMillen, Orlando
  Vice Chair: Phil Gold, Coral Gables
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Nursing Home
  Chair: Steve Watrel, Jacksonville
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Property Insurance
  Co-Chair: Dale Dobular, Miami
  Co-Chair: Nicole Vinson, Tampa
  Vice-Chair: Lee Jacobson, Orlando
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Tobacco Litigation 
  ChairJimmy Gustafson, Tallahassee
  Vice-Chair: Brent Bigger, Tampa
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Prejudgment Interest
  Chair: Matthew Posgay, Jacksonville
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Rental Car
  Co-Chair: David Dismuke, Lakeland
  Co-Chair: Kim Driggers, Tallahassee
  Vice-Chair: Larry Perry, Panama City
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Workers' Compensation
  Chair: Richard Chait, Miami
  Vice-Chair: Kim Syfrett, Panama City
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