Every year the safety of Florida's families and the future of your practice are placed in jeopardy as the medical, insurance and business interests of this state unite to try to strip away the rights of injured victims and escape responsibility for their misconduct. Consider the impact on the safety of Florida's families if these groups are successful; consider what would be left of the civil justice system if the Florida Justice Association were not there to defend it.
While many Floridians will never know how their rights are placed at risk each year, it is critically important that the trial lawyers who represent them know what is at stake and do their part to protect and defend the rights of the families of our state.
"What will FJA do for me when I join?" Our promise is simple: to fervently fight to protect our justice system and to provide our members with the very best educational tools necessary for their success.
"Just how will my practice benefit from my membership in FJA?" In addition to helping protect and preserve the rights of Florida's families, Academy membership provides you with many valuable services that are not available anywhere else. Take a look at just some of the many benefits of membership...
The FJA Journal is the voice of authority on legal trends and case law updates for plaintiff lawyers featuring regular sections on Auto Litigation, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Commercial Law, Government Torts and Workers’ Compensation. In addition, there are articles containing solutions to the everyday challenges of practicing law.
Continuing Legal Education
FJA offers some of the finest CLE seminars and audio programs in the country at substantial discounts for members. Seminars cover topics such as collateral sources, auto negligence, insurance, medical malpractice and jury selection. One of our most popular products is the FJA Ethics Series on audio. Many programs are for FJA members only.
FJA is extremely active in the legislative and public opinion arenas. Through continuous contact with opinion leaders and the media, the association strives to promote the positive work done by our members in protecting the civil justice system.
The Florida Justice PAC is the political arm of the Florida Justice Association and works on behalf of members and their clients to ensure that legislators and candidates who support the goals of FJA, have the resources and tools to be elected to office.
Membership Appreciation Meetings
FJA holds Membership Appreciation Meetings around the state each year in an effort to promote discussion and interaction between FJA leadership and the members. All members are invited to attend and participate in the exchange.
FJA Annual Convention
FJA members from around the state come together for the FJA Annual Convention to attend continuing legal education programs, share ideas and experiences and shape the organization's future. In addition, the four-day event includes a trade show where the latest in legal products and services are demonstrated.
FJA sections exist to help members network and share strategies and information specific to their area of expertise. The FJA sections include Appellate Practice, Workers' Compensation, Women's Caucus and Young Lawyers.
FJA members receive Capital News during the legislative session, throughout the political election season or as events and issues demand. This informative service provides ongoing updates on legislative and political activities of interest to FJA members.
Access dozens of member services, including the Virutla Law Office, JournalSearch, Expert Witness and Legal Services database. In addition, use the online membership directory to locate other FJA members or update your own membership information.
TrialSmith.com is the official on-line litigation bank for 57 trial lawyer associations and litigation groups, exclusively serving the plaintiff’s bar. More than 460,000 depositions can be retrieved at the site, along with other types of documents, database items and special investigative tools. For more information about how you can subscribe, contact TrialSmith at 800-443-1757 or by email.
The FJA Journal is online as far back as 2008 and is available to members only at no charge through JournalSearch.
Litigation Services: FJA's Expert Witness Database
Need an expert or know an expert that should be listed in our database? FJA's online expert witness and service provider database can be accessed through www.floridajusticeassociation.org.
Email Discussion Groups
As an FJA attorney member, you can apply to participate on the popular Trial Lawyers Email List (TLEL) and take advantage of one of the most valuable research tools available to plaintiff’s lawyers. Other email discussion groups include the Nursing Home Email Discussion Group and the Paralegal and Legal Assistant Email Discussion Group.
Premiere Conferencing Services
FJA members receive a discount on easy to use, cost effective conference calling services through Premiere Conferencing. This includes the popular ReadyConference service, providing reservation-free, instant conference calling. For more information contact Ryan Hanks at Premiere Conferencing Services by calling 800-707-8688.