Welcome to the
Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association




A Message from the President:

Still in our inaugural year, the Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association has grown to over 100 members.  We are overwhelmed by all the support, encouragement, and positive feedback that we have received so far.  We thank those who have supported our efforts, especially our local federal judges who have attended all of our events.

We formed the Association to strengthen federal practice in Southwest Florida and to promote communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors of the legal community.  We hope that through our programs, our members will get to know the federal judges outside of the courtroom, become more comfortable practicing in federal court, and hear firsthand from judges and practitioners involved in the day-to-day operations of federal court.  To that end, we have many exciting programs scheduled for the upcoming year, including a judicial and law clerk panel, chambers lunches with each federal judge, and an update to the federal rules/ethics led by a member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.

We encourage our members to continue showing their support, enthusiasm, loyalty, and dedication to the Association’s success.  For those who have not yet become a member, we encourage you to join and take advantage of the quality programming we have been recognized for offering.

We are very proud of the Association and its early successes.  Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at our next event!


Brigette L. Willauer, President