Greetings to you all! I am so proud of the work that the Barristers are doing.  We had an amazing calendar of events in September. We plan to continue our efforts of connecting you with great legal programming with our upcoming events.  We aim to have one Community Outreach project and a social event each month. This type of programming can only be accomplished with the help and participation of our members. Not a member? Need to renew our membership? No worries, for your convenience below are user-friendly links to help you update your membership status.  

Finally, we are in the final planning stages of our Scholarship Luncheon which will be held in February 2017. Barristers, we have set an ambitious goal of awarding two outstanding law students with $1,000 scholarships. Your donations and sponsorship is the ONLY way we can achieve this goal. Can we count on you? Read below for up-to-date information on ways you can serve.  

We hope to see you at our October 20th general body meeting. 

Yours in Service, 

Brandi Thomas

Executive Board
President: Brandi Thomas
Pres-Elect: Matthew Williams
Treasurer: C. Erica White
Secretary: Kirsten Sencil
Director: Adrian Mood
Director: Jasmyne Henderson
YLS Chair: Haben Abraha
Past President: G.C. Murray

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Annual membership dues are as follows:

Dues may be paid online* or mailed & payable to: 

Tallahassee Barristers Association
PO Box 111
Tallahassee, FL 32302

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Last Day to Register to Vote in FL in the 2016 General Election
October 11

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Leon County: October 24 to November 6
Election Day
November 8, 2016
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October Upcoming Events
**Mark Your Calendars Now**
Game Night with Hatchett Pre Law, Phi Alpha Delta, and FSU BLSA
October 17, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Location: TBD
  • Join us for a night of fun and fellowship with law students and pre-law students in the Tallahassee area.
October General Body Meeting
October 20, 2016 | 6:15 PM
FSU College of Law, Room 303
  • It's our second meeting of the year, we need feedback! Your input is invaluable and we want to see you at the meeting. 

Candidates Forum - Co-Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
October 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Location: Jack McLean Community Center 700 Paul Russel Road, Tallahassee, Fl 32301
  • Local candidates for State Attorney and Sheriff share their visions for the Tallahassee Area.
  • We encourage you to bring a friend to engage with the candidates and find out what they hope to do for our community.

WOW! What You Missed - Check it Out!
September was an awesome month:
September 15th - General Body Meeting
Our first General Body Meeting was a great success. With over 25 members in attendance, we solidified our 2016-2017 Calendar of Events and approved this year's budget. Our members are excited about this year's goal to provide two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each at our annual Scholarship Luncheon on February 17, 2017.

September 17th - DOUBLE WHAMMY!  We started the morning off at FSU College of Law with first and second year law students at the
Intro to Legal Profession Seminar.
Our esteemed panel included Tallahassee's brightest and finest attorneys and judges.  The students were engaged. Kudos to C. Erica White for leading this effort and serving as our moderator. 


The Annual Barristers Crab Boil was truly AMAZING.  This event,was attended by over 50 members and friends. The chicken, ribs, mac & cheese and CRAB was plentiful; second only to great fellowship amongst our guests. Guests included local attorneys, judges, and law students. Did you miss it? See below and follow us on social media. 



September 26th - Pizza and Dialogue at Griffin Middle
At a recent football game, Coach Stanely of Griffin Middle School silently protested the National Anthem along with other coaches and several team members by taking a knee behind the bleachers during the opening song. In a continuous effort to keep the dialogue going and educate the community, several Barristers met the football team at practice to discuss their thoughts on the protest.  Not surprisingly, the students answered hard questions with thoughtful answers:

"We took a knee in silence to bring attention to how we want to be treated better" - a 7th grader stated.

September 29th - Know Your Rights Seminar at FAMU
Criminal Justice students at Florida A&M University gave their full attention as our panelists, Mutaqee Akbar and Aisha Chaney, gave an outline of Do's and Don'ts during police encounters.  The very informative seminar raised legal and ethical questions regarding police practices and citizen responsibility. Special 'Thank You' to Barrister Ruby Barr for making an appearance.  The support of our members is always appreciated. 

BLSA Induction Ceremony