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When: 02/13/2016
1 - 3:30 PM
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States

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Diversity Networking Social Will Bring Together Students, Firms on February 13

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 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center.

For Attorneys and Firms:

Become a sponsor. Sponsoring this event is an opportunity to support law students from across the state and to showcase your 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. Download a sponsorship form here.

Spread the word. Share information about the event with others who might be interested in participating.

Volunteer. You can volunteer to help organize the event or assist the day of the event.

For Students:

Register for the event here. Mileage will be reimbursed.

To Learn More:
Contact HCBA Diversity Committee Co-Chairs: Jessica Goodwin Costello at or Victoria Cruz-Garcia at

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The dress code for this event is business casual.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Burr & Forman LLP
Business Law Section of The Florida Bar
Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
FordHarrison LLP
Holland & Knight, LLP
Phelps Dunbar
St. Thomas University School of Law
Thompson Brand Images

Barry University School of Law
Bryant Miller Olive
Bush Ross, P.A.
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)
George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA)
Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC
Hill Ward Henderson
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL)
Hispanic National Bar Association
Ogden & Sullivan, P.A.
Quarles & Brady LLP
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (RPPTL)
Tampa Hispanic Bar Association (THBA)

13th Judicial Circuit
Bay Area Legal Services
Department of Children and Families - Children’s Legal Services
Law Office of Public Defender Julianne M. Holt, 13th Judicial Circuit
Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit