We encourage all our members to be active in the Section. Here are some ways that you can get involved:
- If you’re interested in Section Leadership, reach out to current Executive Committee or Executive Council members to express your interest in serving on the Executive Council.
- Contact Section Committee Chairs to assist with Section projects.
- Contact CLE program chairs to assist with coordinating CLEs.
- Attend Executive Council meetings to learn about the current business of the Section.
- Publish an article in the Section Newsletter, “The Agenda,” or submit an article on behalf of the Section for consideration for the Florida Bar Journal or the Stetson Law Review. Contact the Committee Chair for each publication for more details.
- Attend our CLEs, seminars, and conferences to network with fellow members.
Diversity & Inclusion
The Section values diversity and understands that historically marginalized groups remain underrepresented in the legal profession. It is key to the mission of the City, County, and Local Government Law Section to be diverse and inclusive, with a goal of ensuring the Section mirrors our society in its membership and leadership. Reach out to our Diversity and Inclusion Committee members for more details.
CCLGL Diversity Fellowship Program
The mission of the CCLGL Fellowship Program is to recruit attorneys who have a demonstrated interest in practicing local government law, as well as an interest in greater involvement in the CCLGL Section and its committees, but who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints. Our goal is to provide opportunities for deserving attorneys to achieve their career goals through leadership training and working closely with leading attorneys in their field, while at the same time fostering diversity within the Section.
The Section will select a maximum of 2 candidates to receive up to $1,000 to reimburse each Fellow for attending Section meetings and events.
PLEASE NOTE: Fellows are required to attend a minimum of 3 CCLGL Executive Council meetings during the Fellowship year.
Scholarships will be considered for applicants who best meet the following criteria:
- Be a member of the CCLGL Section
- Demonstrate interest in local government as a part of the applicant’s practice
- Demonstrate interest in the activities of the CCLGL Section
- Demonstrate need for financial assistance in order to attend Section meetings and programs
- Demonstrate service to the profession or community
- Have less than 10 years local government law experience
- Bring diversity to the Section, including a geographic, racial, or ethnic background that is traditionally underrepresented in the CCLGL Executive Council and Section
To qualify as a fellow for the Section year, applicants must submit an application to Jeannine.Williams@stpete.org on or before September 1. (For example, to apply for the 2022-2023 Section year, you must submit an application by September 1, 2022.) Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by October 1. If you have any questions, please contact Jeannine Williams at 727-893-7011 or Jeannine.Williams@stpete.org.
All applications and expenditures under this program are subject to Executive Council approval.