HCBA Bar Leadership Institute
The HCBA’s Bar Leadership Institute is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply is August 4.
The Leadership Institute aims to identify and develop young attorneys of diverse backgrounds who have the potential to grow into future leaders. The program consists of a series of learning modules and culminates with the completion of a community service project that is chosen, managed and completed by the leadership class.
For more information on the Bar Leadership Institute program, click here.
To apply for the 2017-18 class, click here.
The latest edition of the Cramdown can be found here.
Pro Bono Opportunities
The Pro Se/Pro Bono Clinic has been very successful because of the assistance of all our volunteers. One of the upgrades to the clinic is that the creation of a new email account for the Pro Bono Clinic with links to the sign-up sheet. Now the sign-up sheet is in one location for everyone to reach and sign up for time slots. Thank you for all your help and dedication. The Pro Se Assistance Clinic has been very successful because of the assistance of all our volunteers. To sign up, click the links below:
This website allows you to place a check by the date and time slot you would like to volunteer for, go to the bottom of the page to click “Submit & Sign Up”, and then enter your name and email address. You do not have to create an account.
Military Veterans Affairs Committee assists Tampa Bay’s military and veterans in legal matters. Lawyers can sign up to do pro bono or reduced fee cases for vets. The committee is in need of bankruptcy attorneys.
Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice
The Judges of the Middle District of Florida have revised the Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice. Attached for your review is a copy of the now operative Civil Discovery Handbook. The Civil Discovery Handbook is also available for download on the Court’s website, located at www.flmd.uscourts.gov. Download the file
What is the TBBBA?
The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association has over 300 members representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy. All attorneys who practice in the Middle District of Florida are invited to join.
The Association sponsors monthly luncheons with speakers and frequent seminars which qualify for Florida Bar continuing legal education credit. In addition, there are monthly informal consumer attorney meetings to discuss practice pointers, often with the participation of one or more of the local bankruptcy judges.
A goal of the Association is to provide its members with information necessary to the bankruptcy practice in the Tampa Division. In addition to the Cramdown, a quarterly publication, periodic e-mail messages keep the membership informed of current bankruptcy issues.
Members are actively involved in a range of projects. One project is designed to assist debtors that cannot afford attorney representation. Another is working with the judiciary and the clerk’s office to promote communication and meet the needs of all parties in the bankruptcy system.
Working together, Association members have developed a camaraderie among bankruptcy practitioners in this division that is noteworthy. Please join us in this endeavor and let us have your thoughts and ideas.