April 7, 2021 | News
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY
The state’s premiere in-person trial advocacy training program, the Trial Lawyers Section’s Advanced Trial Advocacy will take place from May 18-22, 2021 in Orlando. The Trial Lawyers Section will offer two (2) scholarships to members of the section who have been involved in trial practice for a minimum of five years. To apply for a scholarship to Advanced Trial Advocacy 2021, please submit a letter of interest with attached resume/c.v. to Jenny Dorminy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is 04/15/2021.
CRITERIA FOR THE BOB MANSBACH AND GLENN BURTON TRIAL ADVOCACY SCHOLARSHIPS
The Burton/Mansbach Scholarships were established by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar in memory of Bob Mansbach and Glenn Burton. Both were accomplished trial lawyers and active members of the Trial Lawyers Section. Both gentlemen were known for impeccable ethics and professionalism. Both passed too young.
Both gentlemen loved and were actively involved in the Trial Lawyers Section’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Program. The scholarships were created to recognize their collective contributions to the Program and commitment to the development of trial advocacy skills. The criteria for eligibility for the scholarships are as follows:
- The applicant must be a member of the Trial Lawyer Section of the Florida Bar;
- The applicant must have practiced for a minimum of five years and at all times been in good standing with the Florida Bar;
- The applicant has not been disciplined by the Florida Bar;
- The applicant must have tried to completion, either to a jury or to the Bench, no less than five trials;
- The applicant must be regarded by the Bench and Bar of the legal community in which he/she practices as someone who has consistently demonstrated an abiding passion for and commitment to the trial practice; and
- That the financial resources of the applicant’s firm suggest that attendance at the program, both in terms of registration fees, hotel, food and incidentals, in addition to time away from his/her practice, will pose a significant financial hardship to the applicant and his/her firm.
This is not meant to exclude applicants from “big firms.” However, it is generally recognized that larger law firms have the financial resources to support and encourage participation in Florida Bar programs and activities.
The selection of scholarship recipients is to be made by the Executive Committee of The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section Executive Council properly constituted in the fiscal year in which the program is to be conducted.