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Judge Frank H. White Diversity Scholarship
The Judge Frank H. White Diversity Scholarship is the largest single annual scholarship ($2,500.00) given to a minority student at Stetson University College of Law. The scholarship was created in 2001 by the St Petersburg Bar Association and is funded through the generous donations of our members.

Judge Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Award for Community Service
The Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Award for Community Service was established by the St. Pete Bar in 2001. The award honors the contributions made to our community by Circuit Court Judge Thomas E. Penick. The award, which consists of $250.00 and an engraved plaque, is given to a graduating senior at Stetson University College of Law who exemplifies community service. The award, is presented during the Honors and Awards Ceremonies held annually during May and December.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
 

Judge Paul H. Roney Essay Award

  • The St. Petersburg Bar Association awards the Judge Paul H. Roney Essay Award to a high school senior student attending a Pinellas County Public or Private or Home School program. 
  • Applicants shall submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the following theme: "What the Law Means to Me.”
  • The winner of this essay contest will receive a $500.00 cash award and will be invited to attend the St. Petersburg Bar's Law Day Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mirror Lake Lyceum located at 737 Third Avenue North.  The money will be presented to the winner at that time.
  • The winning essay will also be featured in the Paraclete, the monthly publication of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, which is distributed to approximately 1,000 lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals in the Tampa Bay area.
  • The deadline to submit essays will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
  • All essays should be submitted to the Law Day Committee Chairperson, Caitlin Docherty, at cdoch@brdwlaw.com.
  • If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact Ms. Docherty via email or at (727) 381-2300.

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St. Petersburg Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Award

  • The St. Petersburg Bar Association awards the Young Lawyers Section Award to a graduating high school senior attending a Pinellas County Public or Private or Home School Program.
  • Applicants shall submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the following theme: “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.”
  • The winner of this essay contest will receive a $500.00 cash award and will be invited to attend the St. Petersburg Bar's Law Day Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mirror Lake Lyceum located at 737 Third Avenue North. The money will be presented to the winner at that time.
  • The winning essay will also be featured in the Paraclete, the monthly publication of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, which is distributed to approximately 1,000 lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals in the Tampa Bay area.
  • The deadline to submit essays will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
  • All essays should be submitted to the Law Day Committee Chairperson, Caitlin Docherty, at cdoch@brdwlaw.com.
  • If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact Ms. Docherty via email or at (727) 381-2300.

Teen Court Scholarship
The Foundation Awards a $500 scholarship annually to an Outstanding Senior Teen Court Volunteer in the Juvenile Arbitration/Teen Court Program.  The essay contest winner is invited to and recognized at the annual St. Pete Bar Association and Foundation Annual Law Day Luncheon.
Joyce Ann Nelle Legal Assistant Scholarship

The Joyce Ann Nelle Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending the Legal Assistant Program at St. Petersburg College. This $1000 scholarship will recognize a deserving student with superior work ethic, personal morals and aspirations to advance professionalism in the legal assistant field, and who is active in helping to make our community a better place to live.  The essay contest winner is invited to and recognized at the annual St. Pete Bar Association and Foundation Annual Law Day Luncheon.


A Legacy of Courage, Vision, & Hope African Americans in the Legal Community in Pinellas County
 
This exhibit, a project of the Diversity Committee of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, opened at the Florida Holocaust Museum on August 28, 2003.
 
The exhibit is designed to travel, and for the past several years it has been on exhibit at universities, museums and other venues through the state. It is the first exhibit of its kind in Florida. On 11/29/07 the exhibit reopened at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida and is now available for display at other venues. For more information contact the St. Pete Bar Foundation at 727-823-7474.
 

Enterprise Village at the Gus A. Stavros Institute
Created in 1989 by educators, community and business leaders, and the Pinellas County Education Foundation, Enterprise Village offers fifth grade students a hands-on free enterprise experience. The Village also includes a law office where a student "lawyer" counsels other "villagers." The law office provides a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate to young people the important work that lawyers do.

Holidays in July: A Project of the St. Petersburg Bar Association's
Young Lawyers Section
Holidays in July provides underprivileged children the opportunity for a day of fun, presents, lunch and a visit from Santa.

Lawyers for Literacy
Assisted by volunteer lawyers, judges, and other professionals in our community, Lawyers for Literacy helpd struggling third-grade readers pass the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) and build a foundation for future success.  They achieve this goal in two ways: offering private tutoring in vocabulary and reading; and providing a 25-book library to each participating child.

Pinellas Secondary Middle School
The Foundation supports the efforts of the Public Service Committee of the St. Petersburg Bar Association by providing assistance for this local school in need by purchasing equipment and materials . This school provides a second chance to challenged children throughout the Pinellas County school system.

Brookwood Florida
Brookwood Florida is dedicated to providing troubled adolescent girls with an alternative living environment and therapeutic program encompassing education, employability skills, independent living training and counseling that will prepare them for self-sufficiency or successful family reunification.

Community Law Program
Community Law Program, Inc. (CLP) is a non-profit corporation formed in 1990 by members of the St. Petersburg Bar Association concerned about the civil legal needs of low income residents of South Pinellas County, Florida. 

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5/29/2015
CLE: Representing SSDI/SSI Recipients in Continuing Disability Reviews

6/18/2015
"Ask a Lawyer...Probate/Elder Law" Presented by the St. Pete Bar & Pinellas Co. Urban League