Jones Foster, a private and commercial law firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida, is proud to have served as a sponsor of the annual Florida Bar Convention’s Judicial Luncheon and Federal Judicial Roundtable, which took place this year at The Boca Raton resort.
The Southeast’s largest legal convention brings together attorneys, judges, and legal professionals for three days of continued legal education, seminars, awards, banquets, and networking. One of the convention’s highlights is the Judicial Luncheon, which included a special address by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz. Chief Justice Muñiz provided an update on the courts’ funding that was passed during the recent Florida Legislative session, discussed the importance of promoting confidence in the judicial branch, and encouraged attorneys to sign up for the Bar’s new mentoring program, Counsel to Counsel.
The Federal Judicial Roundtable is the signature event of The Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, where litigation shareholder Joanne M. O’Connor serves as a member. Joanne served as co-chair of this year’s Roundtable, which offers judges and federal practitioners the opportunity to discuss current trends and issues affecting federal practice. As part of the event, a judge from each Florida district provides a state of the district address, and table discussions are held between the bench and bar. Joanne, along with U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, Southern District of Florida, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Irick, Middle District of Florida, moderated a discussion.
The conference concluded with a reception for the installation of The Florida Bar’s 75th president, F. Scott Westheimer, as well as its new Board of Governors.