The Florida Bar president to speak with UF Law students

Published: November 7th, 2011

Category: Events, Feature

The Florida Bar president to speak with UF Law students

Scott G. Hawkins, President of The Florida Bar

The president of The Florida Bar and active alumnus at the University of Florida, Scott Hawkins, will speak at UF’s Levin College of Law tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom. “A Discussion with Scott G. Hawkins, President of The Florida Bar,” is presented by the UF Chapter of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division, and is free to the UF Law community.

Hawkins’ topic will be “The Great Privilege of Being a Lawyer and Getting Started in the Legal Profession.” Twenty minutes will be available for questions, and a 25-minute meet-and-greet will follow. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Hawkins is vice chair of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. in West Palm Beach and is board certified with The Florida Bar in business litigation. He is past president for the Palm Beach County Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for northern, middle, and southern districts of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Hawkins’ expertise includes intellectual property, trade secret disputes, software litigation, commercial litigation, utility contracts, environmental and land use law, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health care disability and administrative litigation. Hawkins is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney for maintaining high ethical standards.

The event was made possible by The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division, which is comprised of law students around the state. The division works on creating a smooth transition between law school and practicing law. The group works with The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, local bar associations and practicing lawyers to provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, legal education and community service opportunities for members.

UF representatives of The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division include Ryan Gilbert (2L), Margaret Good (3L), Allie Menegakis (2L and division secretary) and Laura Thayer (3L).

All students are encouraged to apply for membership. For more information about the division, visit or contact Allie Menegakis at