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Center for Professionalism logoWelcome to the award-winning Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism created as a joint project of the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar to promote and encourage professionalism throughout Florida. The Center is named after Judge Henry Latimer, one of the first African-American judges in Florida. During his 30-year career as a lawyer and judge, he mentored thousands, instilling in them his passion for equality, excellence, respect and professionalism.

The Center’s mission is to promote the fundamental ideals and values of the justice system within the legal system, and to instill those ideals of character, civility, competence, and commitment in all those persons serving therein.

Professionalism vs. Ethics

Professionalism and ethics are not synonymous. What’s the difference? Watch this video to find out!

Featured Pages

Know Your Worth CLE

Professionalism Education

Presentations and podcasts offered at no cost to help Florida Bar members meet their professionalism continuing legal education requirement.

ProTipTuesday with Alexcia Cox

#ProTipTuesday

Short videos that go a long way toward helping young attorneys and those new to practice stay focused on practicing with professionalism.

Legal books

Guides & Resources

Best practices guides (including Legal Professionalism in the Electronic Age), videos, articles, the Professionalism newsletter, and more.

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Special committee reviewing professionalism eyes uniform standards for local professionalism panels

Should Florida lawyers face more rigorous professionalism CLE requirements, and local professionalism panels, bolstered by more uniform standards, be more active statewide? Those are just some of the recommendations discussed by the Special Committee for the Review of Professionalism in Florida, at a September 20 meeting. President-elect Gary Lesser, the committee’s co-chair, said the panel…

Special Committee for the Review of Professionalism in Florida ‘going in a good direction’

A poster child for unprofessionalism, the attorney yelled at judges and verbally abused his opposing counsel, an ailing, 71-year-old Korean War combat veteran. The 2013 disciplinary case resulted in a two-year suspension and public reprimand — and helped spur what the Supreme Court has labeled the modern “professionalism movement.” Now, the “Special Committee for the…

A summer as a judicial intern in Judge Bloom’s chambers

“Learn, learn, and then learn some more.” This was the advice imparted to us by Judge Beth Bloom on the first day of our internship. After navigating the first year of law school online during a worldwide pandemic, we were eager to begin what would be, for many of us, our initial experience in the…

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