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The Hillsborough County Bar Association is always looking to establish new relationships that benefit both our membership and our generous supporters. There are numerous opportunities to make connections during the more than 200 events held at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center each year. The following are opportunities provided for sponsorship and advertising:

Lawyer Magazine

This high-quality, glossy magazine is mailed out six times a year to all of our 4,000 members. It features articles written by members, as well as photos from events and news from around the association. This is the go-to publication for the legal community in the Tampa Bay area, and it’s an excellent way to increase your company’s visibility.

View current advertising rates for the Lawyer Magazine.

Browse current and past issues of the magazine.

Signature Events

The HCBA holds two signature events each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. These major events are free to our full membership, and they attract 400 to 600 people. 

Bench Bar Conference & Judicial Reception

Being held this year on November 10, this all-day event is a great way to meet and interact with both attorneys and judges. The day includes an array of continuing legal education sessions, a membership luncheon featuring a distinguished guest speaker, and an elegant judicial reception in the evening.

View sponsorship levels for the 2016 Bench Bar Conference & Judicial Reception.

Judicial Pig Roast/Food Festival & 5K Pro Bono River Run

Planned for March 11, 2017, this family-friendly event is a casual afternoon of fun and great food. There’s a 5K race to raise pro bono pledges, a cook-off among law firms and other organizations, and the big pig roast itself.

See sponsorship levels from the 2016 Judicial Pig Roast/Food Festival & 5K Pro Bono River Run.

Membership Luncheons

Our membership luncheons, held four times per year, draw 350 to 500 people and are free to HCBA members. They feature a distinguished guest speaker and provide an opportunity to network with members from a variety of legal specialties. The dates for this year's luncheons on September 21, 2016; November 10, 2016; January 11, 2017; and May 2017.

Learn about becoming a sponsor for our membership luncheons.

Young Lawyers Division (YLD)

The HCBA Young Lawyers Division is the premier venue for up-and-coming attorneys to network and get active in the local legal community. The YLD hosts an annual golf tournament, quarterly luncheons, happy hours, and many other events throughout the year.

Find out more about YLD events.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Section Luncheons

The HCBA has more than 30 committees and sections that focus on specific areas of law. These groups organize luncheons and CLE classes on a regular basis throughout the year. Attendance varies from 15 to 75 people, depending on the section and the topic to be discussed. Sponsoring these smaller gatherings gives you the ability to target attorneys who practice in a specific area in a more intimate setting. HCBA sections and committees include:

Appellate Practice   Eminent Domain  Military & Veterans Affairs
Collaborative Law  Environmental & Land Use  Real Property Probate & Trust
Community Services  Health Care Law  Securities Law
Construction Law  Immigration & Nationality  Senior Counsel
Corporate Counsel  Intellectual Property  Solo/Small Firm
Criminal Law  Labor & Employment  Tax Law
Diversity Committee  Marital & Family Law  Trial & Litigation
Elder Law  Mediation & Arbitration  Workers’ Compensation

Learn about sponsorships for our CLE courses and section luncheons.

Special Events

The HCBA holds a variety of special events throughout the year, such as the Installation of Officers, the Holiday Open House and the Diversity Networking Social. Attendance can top 300 at these events, and they are a great way to mingle with our members and show your support for the association. As we add new special events, we alert our regular sponsors to anything that might fit their marketing goals.

Website and E-Newsletters

The HCBA offers monthly sponsorships of our website, our weekly announcements e-newsletter and our weekly CLE e-newsletter.

View advertising rates for our website and e-newsletters.

For additional information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Stacy Williams at (813) 221-7779 or

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