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Vacancy Announcement: Public Outreach Coordinator (Part Time)

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Vacancy Announcement: Know anyone who might be interested in assisting the Tampa Bay Chapter of the FBA and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida with developing and implementing community outreach efforts about the federal judicial system and Chapter?  If so, check out the vacancy announcement for a part-time Public Outreach… Read More »

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Judge Joseph Woodrow Hatchett: The First of Many, but Not the Last

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The First of Many, But Not the Last – 1932-2021 By Joseline Hardrick The death of Judge Joseph Woodrow Hatchett on April 30, 2021, came as a shock to many, especially those who knew him. Indeed, to those he had impacted, his 88 years spent on this earth seemed like a relatively short time… Read More »

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Announcement: Middle District of Florida’s Annual High School Essay Contests

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The Tampa Bay and Jacksonville Chapters of the Federal Bar Association have announced essay contests celebrating the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill or Rights. The key dates for the Tampa contest are as follows: August 13, 2021: Essay prompt and rules released on www.flmd.uscourts.gov November 5, 2021: Essay submission deadline December… Read More »

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FBA Virtual Civil Discourse Program, April 8-9, 2021

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On April 8 and 9, 2021, Middle District of Florida Judge Virginia Covington, Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge Anne-Leigh Moe, and federal practitioners from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Mindi Richter, David Wright and Ellen Lyons presented the United States Courts’ Program,  Civil Discourse and Difficult Conversations, to two classes of… Read More »

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Leadership Spotlight: Jordan Maglich, TBCFBA President-Elect (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney)

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Our April Spotlight shines on Jordan Maglich, TBCFBA President-Elect. We took some time to sit down with Jordan and ask him a few questions about his Board experience and his practice. How long have you been involved with the FBA and what are your current duties? I am currently serving as the President-Elect of… Read More »

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Essay Contest Winner: Han Minh Nguyen (St. Petersburg High School)

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Women’s Suffrage and the Importance of the Right to Vote The first form of democracy in the United States dates back to the colonial era with the formation of the House of Burgesses in Virginia. However, there were many limitations to this framework as it favored the wealthy and women were not able to… Read More »

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Q&A with U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle

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From the March 2021 TBCFBA Newsletter Q: How did you find out that you had been nominated to serve as a United States District Judge? A:  The process occurred rather quickly for me.  I learned in June 2020 that Judge Covington had notified the President that she intended to take senior status.  Shortly thereafter,… Read More »

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LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHT – SARAH GOTTLIEB (PRESIDENT’S AWARD 2020)

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By: Lauren Pilkington-Rich (Immediate Past President of TBCFBA) The TBCFBA’s 2020 President’s Award Recipient was Sarah Gottlieb.  Sarah received this award virtually during the TBCFBA’s Annual Meeting in December 2020.  The President’s Award is an annual award chosen by the Chapter’s President and reserved for a member of the Chapter who has exceeded expectations… Read More »

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich

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By: Beatriz M. Miranda (Co-Chair Staying in the Game Committee) As we commemorate Women’s History Month, we are fortunate to look around our Chapter and see so many trailblazing women. One pioneer of women in the legal profession that immediately stands out is United States District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich (affectionally known as “Judge K”)…. Read More »

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Auction to Benefit the Gold Shield Foundation of Tampa Bay

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Senior U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich, has donated for auction* several New Yankees items that were presented to her by her personal friend, businessman and Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner (1930-2010).  For decades, many of these items were displayed in her Chambers at the federal courthouse in Tampa and now you can have them for… Read More »

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