News - June 26, 2023

Jones Foster Serves as Sponsor of The Florida Bar Convention 2023

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.

About Joanne M. O'Connor

Joanne O’Connor is a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Business Litigation, representing clients in a wide range of complex commercial, real estate, and governmental litigation matters. Joanne is experienced in defending actions seeking certification of nationwide and statewide classes and handles jury and non-jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts and before private arbitration panels. Additionally, she serves as an attorneys' fees and professional liability expert witness.

About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Established in 1924, the Firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity for nearly a century. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. The Firm’s attorneys focus their practice in Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates, Corporate & Tax, and Land Use & Governmental. For more information, please visit