Join us on September 11  with special CLE speaker
Hon. Ralph Artigliere

Our first LBA meeting of the year will be on Friday, September 11 from 12:00—1:00 PM.  Hon. Ralph Artigliere, a former Polk County Judge and a nationally known expert on e-discovery, will  present a CLE via Zoom on the topic of Technology and Effective Advocacy.  Join us at the Club at Eaglebrooke or from your home or office.

      Ralph Artigliere retired as a Circuit Judge from Florida’s Tenth Judicial Circuit in Bartow to teach and write. Before his appointment to the bench in 2001, Artigliere was a 24-year trial lawyer handling primarily professional negligence, medical malpractice, and product liability cases.

      As a Circuit Judge, Artigliere served in the felony, family, probate, and civil trial divisions, and was Administrative Judge of the Circuit’s civil and family divisions. Artigliere teaches in the Florida Judicial College, Florida New Judges College, the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, the Florida Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, the Sedona Conference Institute, and continuing legal and judicial education programs.

      As a lawyer, Artigliere was AVĀ® rated and a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Artigliere was the recipient of the 2007 Anstead Award for Florida Board Certified Lawyer of the Year, 2006 Hoeveler Award for Professionalism as a Judge from the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Professionalism, 2005 Professionalism Award for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, and the 2011 Excellence in Writing Award from The Florida Bar Journal & News Editorial Board.

      Artigliere is a co-author of “Writing Jury Instructions in Florida” which is an Appendix in the official Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions, both Civil and Criminal. He is co-author with William Hamilton of the LexisNexis book entitled Florida e-Discovery and Evidence


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Lakeland Bar Monthly Meetings...

Now you have TWO ways to stay connected and safe!

Lakeland Bar Association will now be offering TWO ways to stay connected at our monthly meeting. We are going HYBRID… This means, based upon your preference, you will be able to enjoy a meal and our program at the Club at Eaglebrooke  OR you can ZOOM with us from the comfort of your office or home.

Here are the guidelines for each option:

1.  Join us at the Club at Eaglebrooke at NOON on the second Friday of each month. ONLY 40 attendees will be admitted AND each attendee will need to register to attend.  Meals will be staff served and each table will have limited seating for continued safety.  Our speakers may be virtual at this meeting but it will provide those who are comfortable with an opportunity for socializing.

2.  Join us via a ZOOM meeting and watch the meeting while eating your lunch from the comforts of your office or home.  Each attendee will need to register to attend and a link and password will be sent to you.





President - Barbara Davis
Vice President – Melodie Lopez
Treasurer -
Kevin Albaum    
Secretary -
Nicholas Sellars
Past President - Don Conway

Tony Stevens         Susan Best   
Hon. Michael McCarthy   Liesl Weeks     Randy Mink
Nick Troiano         Mike Farrell   Rusty Franklin

Lakeland Bar Association
PO Box 2883
Lakeland, FL 33806


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