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Join us on Friday, October 8 with guest speaker Chief Justice Charles Canady
Our next LBA meeting of the year will be on Friday, October 8 from 12:00—1:00 PM at the Lakeland Country Club.
This is our pro bono recognition month co-hosted by Florida Rural Legal Services. Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady will be our guest speaker.
Justice Charles Canady was born in Lakeland, Florida, in 1954. He is married to Jennifer Houghton Canady, and they have two children. He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1976 and his J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1979.
Justice Canady practiced law with the firm of Holland and Knight in Lakeland from 1979 through 1982. He practiced with the firm of Lane, Trohn, et al., from 1983 through 1992.
From November 1984 to November 1990, Justice Canady served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives, and from January 1993 to January 2001, he served four terms in the United States House of Representatives. Throughout his service in Congress, Justice Canady was a member of the House Judiciary Committee. For three terms, from January 1995 to January 2001, Justice Canady was the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Upon leaving Congress, Justice Canady became General Counsel to Governor Jeb Bush. He was appointed by Governor Bush to the Second District Court of Appeal for a term beginning November 20, 2002.
On August 28, 2008, Justice Canady was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Charlie Crist and took office on September 8, 2008. He served as Florida's 54th Chief Justice from July 2010 through June 2012. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chief Justice for a second time starting July 1, 2018, and a third time starting July 1, 2020.
Seating is limited.... register today!
Please contact Lisa at 863.838.6691 if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this event.
Congratulations to this year's Jerry DeVane Recipient Jay Geary
Jay Geary (3rd from left) with Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson PA received this year's Jerry DeVane Award at the Law Day Luncheon. His colleagues attended the luncheon to celebrate with him. Read more about this award by clicking on the LBA honors page
JOIN US FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE!
Thursday, October 21
Lake Miriam Plaza
Cost per person $30 ( a $55 value)
Seared Scallops with Citrus Vinaigrette and Crispy Prosciutto
Butternut Squash Risotto with Truffled Mushroom, Pecorino & Sage
Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Vanilla-Rosemary Scented Demi and Potato-Fennel Gratin
Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Gingersnap Crust
Registration by clicking the event above!
Lakeland Bar Monthly Meetings are Inperson in 2021-2022
Join us at the Lakeland Country Club beginning is September at NOON on the second Friday of each month. Our speakers include:
October 8 - Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady &
November 12 - Florida Representative Sam Killebrew
January 14 - Past Presidents Recognition Luncheon
February 11- CLE and our annual Golf Tournament
March 11- Neal O'Toole CLE
May 6 - Law Day Luncheon with Michael Tanner
President - Melodie Lopez