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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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FBATBC Fall 2015 Newsletter

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Click below to read about the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, our recent events, and upcoming social and professional opportunities within this chapter. FBA TBC Fall 2015 Newsletter

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FBATBC Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Click below to read about the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, our recent events, and upcoming social and professional opportunities within this chapter. FBATBC Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Clemency Project

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Clemency Project 2014 launched in January after Deputy Attorney General James Cole asked the legal profession to provide pro bono assistance to federal prisoners who would likely have received a shorter sentenced if they’d been sentenced today. Clemency Project 2014 members are currently collaborating to recruit and train attorneys on how to screen for… Read More »

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Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship – Deadline April 30

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The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship. This new scholarship promotes the practice of federal law by awarding a scholarship of $5,000 to a law student attending an ABA accredited law school. The scholarship is named in… Read More »

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The Honorable Mary S. Scriven

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“What you see at the end of the road does not always portray the journey.” The Middle District of Florida’s very own Hon. Mary S. Scriven, U.S. District Court Judge has been featured in The Federal Lawyer magazine! Check it out here.

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