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When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
1:00-3:30 pm
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States
Contact: HCBA

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HCBA's Diversity Networking Social Will Bring Together Students, Firms on September 7

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 & Inclusion 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, September 7, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center.

For Students
Plan to attend this FREE networking event. There will be great door prizes, free one-on-one career consultations offered with a local attorney, 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 register, click here. For more information, please 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 to attend who could potentially serve as mentors to law students and/or are willing to offer free on-site, short career consultations to the student attendees. Also, to the extent that your organization has job or summer clerk opportunities available, we encourage you to be prepared to discuss those opportunities with the students.


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

Spread the word! Help us let other firms, legal organizations and students know about this outstanding networking event who might be interested in participating. Download the event flyer for use in your firm or legal organization.

To learn more about the HCBA's Diversity Committee, you can contact Diversity Committee Co-Chairs: Marsha Moses at and Abraham Shakfeh at


Thank you to our sponsors:

Business Law Section of The Florida Bar 
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

blg | Bolin Law Group
Bush Ross, P.A. 
Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP 
FordHarrison LLP 
Kubicki Draper
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Thompson Brand Images

Akerman LLP
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay
Bryant Miller Olive 
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC 
Carlton Fields
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)
Florida Board of Bar Examiners
George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) 
Hill Ward Henderson
Holland & Knight, LLP
Law Office of Kevin J. Napper P.A.
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Tampa International Airport

13th Judicial Circuit
Bay Area Legal Services
Department of Children and Families l Children’s Legal Services
Law Office of Public Defender Julianne M. Holt, 13th Judicial Circuit
Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit
Florida Bar Standing Committee on Inclusion & Fairness