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Lakeland Bar Association Welcomes You

Join us January 4 with Special Guest Speaker Police Chief Larry Giddens

Join us on Friday, January 4 at the Club at Eaglebrooke  at noon with special guest speaker Larry Giddens.

Larry Giddens began his law enforcement career in 1984 as an  Auxiliary Police Officer with the Lakeland Police Department. He was hired full time by the Department in 1985 with patrol assignments including Field Training Officer, Honor Guard and Uniform Crime Scene Technician. He was selected as a SWAT member in 1987 and served on the department’s Street Crimes Unit. Giddens was selected as a K-9 Officer in 1989 assigned to the Street Crimes Unit and Patrol Division.

Giddens was promoted to Sergeant in 1993 and served as Patrol Sergeant for one year. In 1994 he was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit in the Special Operations Section. Giddens served the next seven years as the Sergeant for this unit.

Giddens was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2001. He was assigned as the Officer in Charge of Delta Squad in the Neighborhood Services Bureau. After serving in this capacity for two years, Larry was transferred to the Special Investigations Section as the Officer in Charge and served in this capacity until July 2006 when he was transferred to the Neighborhood Liaison Section as the Officer in Charge. During this time his unit conducted undercover operations by the Neighborhood Enforcement Team; Crime Prevention and the implementation and facilitation of Neighborhood Watch programs and several other ancillary projects associated with public relations and community policing.

Giddens was promoted to Captain in December 2009 and served as the Commanding Officer of the Uniform Patrol Division.  He remained in this position until October 2011, when he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police where he commanded the Neighborhood Services Bureau. Giddens was promoted to the Chief of Police in December 2014.


Join us at the Club at Eaglebrooke 
for our monthly noon meetings:

January 12, 2018
February 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
*April 13, 2018
*May 11, 2018

* meetings begin at 11:30 AM

Join us at LBA's Bench Bar

January 11, 2018

This year's Bench Bar Reception will be held
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:30 -8:00 PM
At the Home of the Honorable Oliver Green
415 Lake Miriam Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813

Wear your western attire and come for a great time!

LBA members attend at no charge
Guests $20

Email us at lakelandbarassoc@tampabay.rr.com to reserve your place.

LBA's 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Will be held February 9, 2018

Join us immediately following our monthly meeting for our annual golf tournament.  All proceeds will benefit LBA's outreach and member activities.

Would you like to be a "hole" or "event" sponsor? Contact Kevin Humphries at 863.709.1800.

Help Save Christmas!

Please Join LBA in Purchasing & Donating Toys for the
Children in Puerto Rico


The devastation in Puerto Rico due to the recent hurricanes has left thousands of families homeless and without basic necessities. The Lakeland Bar Association, in partnership with Just Dance Academy of Dance & Etiquette, Just Cares, Inc., and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County  is collecting toys for the children of Puerto Rico.

Ana Rivera, President of the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County, will be coordinating and shipping toys and supplies to the people of Puerto Rico.

Take a moment and purchase a few toys for this great cause. Please bring new and unwrapped toys to our Presidents BBQ and our November meeting. Our goal is 1,000 toys. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation please make checks payable to The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County.

Please feel free to call Lauriane Ciccarelli at 863-370-5337 or 863-686-7136 with any questions you may have.

Thanks for a great
" Touchdown Celebration”

LBA's Past Presidents BBQ

Members and guests enjoyed a great time at this year's event!



President - Art Fulmer, Jr.
Vice President – Nick Troiano
Treasurer - Tim Kiley
Secretary - Tony Stevens
Past President - Kevin Humphries

KC Bouchillon         Don Conway           Cory Chastang

Barbara Davis         Melodie Lopez

Shirley Pellarchy      Anthony Velardi          Ali Wright

LBA's Year in Photos

Annual Voluntary Bar Conference— Always Worth the Time


In July,  LBA President Art Fulmer, Jr. and Executive Director Lisa Oliver represented the Lakeland Bar Association at the Florida Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference in Orlando.  The conference provided a wealth of ideas and opportunities for improving the effectiveness of voluntary bar associations.

The breakout sessions offered chances to connect and learn the wonderful things happening in the voluntary bar associations around the state.

Our Florida Bar President, Michael Higer,  shared his goals and vision with those in attendance. We are pleased to announce that he will be our keynote speaker at our Law Day Luncheon on  May 11, 2017.

 Like many other local bar associations, the LBA is continually striving to enhance the quality of the legal profession in our organization.


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PO Box 2883
Lakeland, FL 33806

Contact us at (863) 225-3858                                 Email us at lakelandbarassoc@tampabay.rr.com

PO Box 2883 Lakeland, FL 33806

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