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SECTION CHAIR,

Jacek Stramski

We are dedicated to promoting the professionalism and competence of our members; improving the delivery of legal services to all governmental entities; improving the administration of the legal system, and enhancing The Florida Bar's and the public's understanding of the unique needs of the government attorney.

What's New in the Government Lawyer Section

News and Upcoming Events

Section Sponsored CLEs

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 — Potential Pitfalls in International Cases
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — Litigating Civil Rights Cases

Find the Section Sponsored CLE Details Here.

Conversation on Government Employment

Friday, October 30, 2020 from 12-4pm via Zoom

Please join this conversation presented by the Government Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar, the Florida Government Bar Association, the Tallahassee Women Lawyers, and the Tallahassee Barristers.

Featuring:

  • The Honorable Judge Francine Ffolkes
  • The Honorable Justice Carlos Muñiz
  • Alexis Lambert (Florida Lottery)
  • Ray Treadwell (EOG)
  • Russell Kent (Formerly OAG)
  • State Attorney Jack Campbell
  • Kylie Werk (DACS)
  • Magie Ozarowski (DACS)

Panel topics include Tools for Success and Recruiting and Retaining the Best. Each panel will be followed by break out sessions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP Here to receive a link to the Zoom meeting

The Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award

The purpose of the Claude Pepper Award is to recognize a lawyer who has made an extraordinary and exemplary contribution as a practicing government lawyer. The award is named in honor of the Honorable Claude Pepper, a Florida attorney, United States Senator, and United States Congressman, who was an advocate on behalf of the people, and who represented the highest ideals of government service through twelve presidential administrations.

Read more about the 2020 Claude Pepper Award Winner Here.

E-filing software updates to address uniformity concerns

A coming change to the Florida courts e-filing portal is aimed at making it easier for lawyers to choose the “document type” when they are electronically filing court documents.