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Florida Justice Association 2.0

Over the past 18 months, the Florida Justice Association (FJA) has been working hard on one of my top priorities — advancing and optimizing our digital platforms and tools. Early in 2020, we set a goal to upgrade our technology and provide our members with an enhanced online experience. In January, as the new year began, we officially launched the brand-new website, MYFJA.org, as well as new association management software. The result: every interaction our members and the public have with FJA has been upgraded. From registering for events, renewing membership, browsing resources, accessing staff, reviewing advocacy information and legislative updates, utilizing FJA training and tools and all of the other benefits that come with an FJA membership are now easier and faster.

If you haven’t logged into the new MyFJA.org site yet, there are a few important things you need to know:

  • Username and Passwords: your username will stay the same, but for your protection, you will be asked to update your password when you initially sign in to the new website.
  • Membership Autopay Method: beginning January 2021, the FJA will offer a 5% discount if you use autopay to renew your FJA membership! For security, existing autopay members will need to update their saved payment method to take advantage of the new 5% discount and to continue using the service.

When you go to the new site for the first time you should utilize the “First Time User Instructions” for a step-by-step guide to the new website and to ensure you have full access to the site and all of its features. After logging in for the first time, we recommend you update any browser bookmarks or saved information to the new domain name, and note that all FJA staff email addresses now end in “@myfja.org.”

I would like to publicly thank all FJA staff members who contributed to the development and implementation of our new association management software. Special thanks to FJA Chief Information Officer, Jeremy Hayes, FJA Chief Financial Officer, Michelle Eagen, and FJA Executive Administrator, Michelle Crumbliss, all of whom spent countless hours in the labor-intensive work of data conversion, testing and implementation of the new software.

As part of these updates, we are also working on providing a personalized FJA membership experience. However, as with any technology, there will be some challenges, we ask everyone to please be patient and communicate with the FJA team about any input you have as we make this transition and upgrades. We are excited to bring you these updates, and hope for our members, these improvements give you greater accessibility to all the communications, programs and services the FJA has to offer! Our goal is always to be a resource to our members and provide the tools and technology that support your practices and your clients as we all work to strengthen Florida’s civil justice system and protect the rights of Florida’s citizens and consumers.

Paul Jess

Paul Jess is the Executive Director of the Florida Justice Association. Paul is a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated attorney and has decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist and association executive. Paul received his undergraduate degree in social work from the Ohio State University, and his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law (with high honors, Order of the Coif, Law Review, and Moot Court national championship team). Paul also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy (active and reserve) and served several tours as a Commanding Officer prior to his retirement as a Navy Captain.

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