FJA Sections help members network and share strategies and information specific to their area of expertise. Section membership is one of the many benefits of being an FJA member.
To join a section listed below, contact the FJA Membership Department by email or call (850) 224-9403.
Appellate Practice Section
The Appellate Practice Section is the first and only group of its kind organized for the express purpose of addressing matters of interest to attorneys who handle appeals and other proceedings in the state and federal appellate courts, both civil and criminal. Whether your practice involves only an occasional appeal or you primarily or exclusively handle appeals, this Section has something for you! Section activities include:
- Continuing Legal Education
- Liaison with Appellate Rule Maker
- Journal Articles/Newsletter
- Amicus Curiae Committee Support
The FJA is fortunate to have such a wide variety of identities within its membership. The Minority Caucus addresses the issues and concerns of underrepresented attorneys of different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and orientations improving the legal system through inclusivity, alliance, and advocacy. Through networking, continuing legal education, and experiences, the FJA brings together our diverse membership with our common goal of defending the civil justice system.
The Property Insurance Section seeks to promote justice for Floridians who have had their property claims wrongfully denied or delayed by the insurance industry. Through CLE and legislative advocacy, the members of this section will analyze current cases, settlements, statistics, and laws that may affect their practice and Florida homeowners.
In order to enhance the membership of FJA members who are solo/small firm practitioners, the FJA has created a new Solo/Small Firm Section. The FJA understands and recognizes that the challenges of being a Solo/Small Firm lawyer are unique and deserve specialized attention. Our hope for the Section is to provide a new level of resources that focus on the practice of law and the business of law.
The Women’s Caucus Section works to identify and promote diversity and minority participation in both the Caucus and the association while raising the profile of women trial attorneys. Among the Section’s many activities are membership building, continuing legal education, mentoring, and community service. Enhance your ability to protect your client’s rights by joining the Women’s Caucus today!
The Workers’ Compensation Section of FJA works to further the best interests of injured workers and their dependents. This is accomplished by encouraging and promoting the continuing legal education of Section members and by calling attention to proposed legislation that will affect their practice.
Are you under 36 years old? Have you been in practice less than 11 years? Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in practice for a few years, this Section allows you to network with other young attorneys and gain needed insight and perspective from your colleagues. The FJA Young Lawyers Section is actively involved in the FJA’s goals of protecting the civil justice system. Section membership also provides many opportunities to network on a statewide level.
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section
FJA recognizes the integral role that each paralegal has in a law firm. The FJA created the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section to acknowledge the value of the paralegal/legal assistant in the civil justice system. The Section provides each person with a professional association to grow in, peers to receive recognition from, and a sense of belonging. This Section will allow you to network, strategize, and get to know more of your peers involved in the Association. There are a host of tangible benefits too including access to a statewide email discussion group which can connect you to other paralegal/legal assistant experts for advice and resources.