Our Lakeland Bar Monthly Meetings now held at Lakeland Country Club

Join us on Friday, September 10 with guest speaker Grady Judd

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Our first LBA meeting of the year will be on Friday, September 10 from 12:00—1:00 PM at the Lakeland Country Club.

Our special guest speaker will be Sheriff Grady Judd.  After beginning his career with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher, Grady Judd quickly progressed through every rank – from Corporal to Colonel.  As a small child growing up in Polk County, Grady had dreamed of being Sheriff.  In 2004, Polk County overwhelmingly elected him to serve as their Sheriff, fulfilling that childhood dream. 

Sheriff Judd has earned higher education degrees through the Masters level and has graduated from the FBI National Academy, as well as several other prestigious law enforcement academies, and has taught 23 years at both the University of South Florida and Florida Southern College.  He is currently the Immediate Past President of the Major County Sheriffs of America, a national organization serving counties with a population of 500,000 or more.  Grady realizes that having proper priorities in place is important to success.  Faith, family, and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office along with the citizens of Polk County are the priorities that direct his life.  Grady has been married to his wife Marisa for 48 years, and has two grown sons, and thirteen grandchildren.

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

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Upcoming events

Thursday, September 16

 “Happy Hour & Bingo”

Front Page Brewing
190 S. Florida Ave

Bartow, FL

5:30 Social   6:30 Bingo

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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:

September 10 - Sheriff Grady Judd

October 8 -   Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady &
                                                            FRLS pro bono awards

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

April  8 - Judicial Assistants Recognition luncheon

May 6 - Law Day Luncheon with Michael Tanner




President - Melodie Lopez
Vice President – Kevin Albaum
Treasurer -
Nicholas Sellars    
Secretary -
Randy Mink
Past President - Barbara Davis


Tony Stevens 
Hon. Michael McCarthy 
Liesl Weeks    
Collin Clark
Nick Troiano 
Jillian Spangler
Ramona Blankinship
Martha Tellez
Elliott Mitchell
Deborah Carroll

Lakeland Bar Association
PO Box 2883
Lakeland, FL 33806


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