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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

GLS Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Join our Virtual Meeting on Thursday, June 10 from 2:30-4:00pm

Please submit committee reports to Calbrail on or before Tuesday, June 1.


Join Online Here.

Perspectives from the DOAH Bench

Join our Virtual Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00 noon

Hosted by The Government Lawyer Section.


Topic: Attorney Conduct, Civility and Professionalism

Moderator:
Judge Anthony B. Miller, Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit

Guest Panelist: Administrative Law Judges
Judge Francine Ffolkes
Judge Elizabeth McArthur
Judge John Van Laningham

Registration is Required. Register Here.

Black History Program

Join our Virtual Program on Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00pm

Hosted by the US Attorney's Office in Partnership with The Government Lawyer Section.


Celebrating the Legacy of the Late Honorable Judge Stephan P. Mickle, Sr., Senior District Court Judge for the Northern District of Florida

Please RSVP by Registering Here.

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.

Find the 2021 Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award Nomination Form here.

Read more about the 2020 Claude Pepper Award Winner Here.

Acosta to lead Government Lawyer Section's Diversity Efforts

Determined to promote diversity, the Government Lawyer Section has recruited a trail-blazing federal prosecutor to lead the effort.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Winifred Acosta, a criminal appellate lawyer in the Northern District of Florida’s Tallahassee office, will chair the section’s new Diversity and Inclusion Committee, said GLS Chair Jacek Stramski.

Read more about Assistant U.S. Attorney Winifred Acosta 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.