The Federal Bar Association (FBA), founded in 1920, is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Our members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.
It is our honor and duty to provide the support necessary to enable the Court as an institution to fulfill its constitutional, statutory, and societal responsibilities for all who seek justice.
Established by Congress in 1981, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has jurisdiction over federal cases originating in the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The circuit includes nine district courts with each state divided into Northern, Middle and Southern Districts
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.
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The Federal Bar Association’s publications include The Federal Lawyer magazine, section and division newsletters, and course materials from continuing legal education conferences and seminars. These items are available for purchase by nonmembers as well.
The Board of Directors of the Dade County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association’s South Florida Chapter have each established a Mindfulness in Law Task Force to work together to introduce the South Florida legal community to information on mindfulness, mindfulness programming, and to support the formation of mindfulness practice groups.