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Florida Bar President will be
This year’s Law Day Luncheon will be held at the Club at Eaglebrooke and virtually on May 7th. Lunch begins at 11:30 AM. Lakeland Bar Association is proud to welcome Dory Foster Morales, Florida Bar President, as this year’s Law Day guest speaker.
A native of Miami Beach, President Foster-Morales received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida in 1986, and her law degree from UF in 1989. She worked as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, first in Washington, D.C., and then in New York City, from 1990 through the middle of 1993 when she returned to Florida to join the 11th Circuit State Attorney’s Office. In 1998, she began practicing family law at the predecessor firm to Foster-Morales Sockel-Stone, LLC, where she is the managing partner.
President Foster-Morales is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and is a certified Family Law Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is a fellow in the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is also a fellow of the Florida Bar, American Bar and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers foundations.
A veteran Board of Governors member who led the Bar’s high-profile Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, she is well-known across the state for raising awareness about the importance of balancing a legal career and family life.
Elected to the Board of Governors in 2008, President Foster-Morales has also chaired the Certification Plan Appeals Committee and the Annual Convention Committee.
It was a Great Superhero Celebration for our JA's on April 9th
Lakeland Bar Association honored all of our Judicial Assistants as a special "superhero" luncheon on April 9th. JA's were invited to attend in person or virtually. All of the forty-two JA's in the 10th Judicial Circuit were given a special gift from our association in appreciation for all they do.
Proceeds from our Tournament Benefit
Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society
Their Mission: To work collaboratively with donors, clients and partner programs to protect survivors of domestic violence, promote economic self-sufficiency in our communities, and foster stability for low-income families through quality and strategic legal advocacy.
Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society is a nonprofit law firm providing a free civil legal assistance to low income communities and individuals in the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Kevin Albaum, Treasurer, presents Luzed Cruz from Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society a check for $2500.
Lakeland Bar Monthly Meetings...
Now you have TWO ways to stay connected and safe!
Lakeland Bar Association will now be offering TWO ways to stay connected at our monthly meeting. We are going HYBRID… This means, based upon your preference, you will be able to enjoy a meal and our program at the Club at Eaglebrooke OR you can ZOOM with us from the comfort of your office or home.
Here are the guidelines for each option:
1. Join us at the Club at Eaglebrooke at NOON on the second Friday of each month. ONLY 40 attendees will be admitted AND each attendee will need to register to attend. Meals will be staff served and each table will have limited seating for continued safety. Our speakers may be virtual at this meeting but it will provide those who are comfortable with an opportunity for socializing.
2. Join us via a ZOOM meeting and watch the meeting while eating your lunch from the comforts of your office or home. Each attendee will need to register to attend and a link and password will be sent to you.
President - Barbara Davis