Federal Bar Association

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is the premier bar association serving federal practitioners and the federal judiciary. The FBA includes more than 15,000 federal lawyers, including 1,200 federal judges, who work together to promote the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality and independence of the judiciary. The mission of the FBA is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the FBA is one of the largest chapters in the Southeast. We are highly active and welcome your participation.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

May 27 – Brown Bag Lunch Series
Featured Speaker: Incoming Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida, the Honorable Steven D. Merryday

May 27-29 – 24th Annual Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar, held at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL.

June 10 – Brown Bag Lunch Series
Featured speaker Michael P. Allen, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stetson University College of Law, will discuss the upcoming gay marriage SCOTUS decision.

June 16 – Tampa Hispanic Bar Association and George Edgecomb Bar Association Event Honoring Minority Veterans

July 22 - Swearing in ceremony for new admittees to the federal court.

September/October – Annual Civil Seminar, featuring roundtable discussions with the judges of the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.

December – Annual Luncheon, featuring the State of the District presentation by the chief judge, reports from the Bankruptcy Court, United States Attorney, and Public Defender, and the presentation of George C. Carr Award recognizing outstanding contributions to the federal bar.