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When: Feb. 10, 2018
1 - 3:30 pm
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States
Contact: Michele Revels

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HCBA's Diversity Networking Social Will Bring Together Students, Firms on February 10

The Tampa Bay area is known for its rich culture and diversity, and the local legal community aims to reflect this in our firms, on our bench and throughout our various voluntary bar associations. The HCBA Diversity Committee’s annual Diversity Networking Social showcases what the Tampa Bay area has to offer by connecting law students with attorneys, judges and members of local legal organizations in a casual, friendly and low-pressure environment. This year's event will be Saturday, February 10, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center.

Special Guest: Florida Supreme Court Justice C. Alan Lawson

For Students
Plan to attend this FREE networking event.  There will be great door prizes, and mileage will be reimbursed.

Bob Thompson with Thompson Brand Images will be providing FREE headshots for students interested in getting a professional headshot.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. And the dress code for this event is business casual.

REGISTRATION INFO: To RSVP for the Diversity Networking Social, email, or call (813) 221-7777.


For Attorneys and Firms
Consider sponsoring this event and hosting a table to support law students from across Florida to showcase your firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage sponsors to identify individuals within their organizations who could potentially serve as mentors to law students. Also, to the extent that your organization has job or volunteer opportunities available, we encourage you to be prepared to discuss those opportunities with the students.

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Any sponsorship questions, contact Stacy Williams at, or (813) 221-7776.

Help spread the word with others who might be interested in participating in this outstanding networking event.

To learn more about the HCBA's Diversity Committee, you can contact Diversity Committee Co-Chairs:Tim Martin at , or Victoria Oguntoye at

Thank you to our sponsors:

Burr & Forman LLP
Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP
Carlton Fields
FordHarrison LLP
Kubicki Draper
Phelps Dunbar
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Thompson Brand Images
Trenam Kemker

Akerman LLP
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay
Bush Ross, P.A.
Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter
Florida Board of Bar Examiners
Florida Muslim Bar Association
George Edgecomb Bar Association
Hill Ward Henderson
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
South Asian Bar Association
Stetson University College of Law
Suncoast Legal Search
Tampa Hispanic Bar Association (THBA)

10th Judicial Circuit Court
13th Judicial Circuit Court
Bay Area Legal Services
Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services
Hillsborough County Civil Service Board
Law Office of Public Defender Julianne M. Holt, 13th Judicial Circuit
Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit
The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Inclusion & Fairness