South Florida



Stephanie Casey

President 2021-2022


Welcome! As one of the largest federal bar chapters in the country, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association showcases innovative networking functions, informative CLE programming, and other unique opportunities for our federal practitioners and judiciary to interact outside of the courtroom.


Please take a moment to peruse our website, where you can find descriptions of our upcoming and past events, initiatives important to our Chapter, membership registration, and contact information for our officers and board members. You can also find information about the upcoming national Federal Bar Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting & Convention, which Miami will be hosting for the first time in September of this year.


To those who have not yet joined our membership, we hope you will attend one of our events and learn what our Chapter has to offer. To our existing members, we invite and encourage you to get more involved. To everyone, we cannot wait to see you in person soon, but until then, we look forward to connecting with you virtually. Thank you to our federal bench and bar for the continued support of our Chapter.

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Upcoming Events

  • Cultural Competence:  Developmental Necessity in a Complex  Society
    Oct 28, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Organized by Federal Public Defender and the U.S. Attorney for the SD of Florida. This webinar will explore the four pillars of cultural competence – (1) Awareness; (2) Attitude; (3) Knowledge; and (4) Skills – as a necessary competence in today’s multi-cultural and diverse society and encourage ...
  • Hyatt Luncheon with Amy Howe
    Wed, Nov 17
    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami
    Nov 17, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami, 400 S, SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
    As the Court considers some of the most important issues in modern United States history, don’t miss your opportunity to hear Amy Howe provide keen insights and timely analysis on the SCOTUS and its future.

Thank You to Recent Speakers 


Aug 13, 2020

U.S. District Judge

Rodney Smith


FBA Virtual Lunchtime Presentation: The Importance of Community Service


Aug 6, 2020

Rutgers Professor

Rachel Godsil


A Conversation About Implicit Bias in the Justice System


July 30, 2020

U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Eric Bustillo


FBA July Virtual Board Room Luncheon With SEC Attorneys