Welcome to the
Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association




A Message from the President:

I was humbled and grateful for the opportunity to act as a founding member of the SWFL Federal Court Bar Association and am doubly so to serve as the Association’s second President.  I have an appreciation for the historical significance the former federal bar association played in Southwest Florida, particularly considering my families’ roots in Bonita Springs.  I further believe that our revitalized Association will play a pivotal role in the future of our growing community.

In that regard, I hope you will join with me this year in “Raising the Bar.”  The calendar for this year will be geared toward providing timely educational programs on areas of interest to federal practitioners, so that we can promote a legal culture of excellence together throughout Southwest Florida.  We will kick off the year with our first federal judicial roundtable discussion and judicial appreciation cocktail reception to welcome membership renewals as we engage in personal roundtable discussions with our federal judiciary and fellow practitioners.

Additionally, the SWFL Federal Court Bar Association will continue to offer opportunities to get to know each other and our judges better at popular events, such as the Holiday Member Social, a Naples wine social, and chambers lunches where members enjoy informal lunches and discussions behind our federal judges’ chambers doors.

We have an exciting year ahead of us.  The Association wouldn’t be as strong as it is without the assistance and the active participation of our members.  Thank you for continuing to support your local federal bar association as we engage to “raise the bar.”  I look forward to seeing you at our future events!


Amanda Levy-Reis, President