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Next Meeting, Friday, May 31, 2024
at 12 Noon.

Meetings are at 12:00 Noon, pre-pandemic held at Marina Jack Restaurant,  located at 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota — on the beautiful Sarasota bayfront, one traffic light south of the John Ringling Causeway just west of US 41 (Bayshore Drive).  We’re upstairs in the spectacular Bayfront Room.  Valet Parking is available ($1 per car plus gratuity if desired). 


We are returning to in-person meetings!

April Speaker:

Hon. Diana L. Moreland 

    Diana L. Moreland is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Stetson University College of Law.  She has been a Circuit Judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit since January 2005.  Prior to her election to the bench, she was a Partner/Shareholder in the law firm of Reinhart & Moreland.  Since taking the bench she has been active in judicial education.  She has taught at Judicial Colleges Phase I and II, Advanced Judicial Studies, County Judges Conference and Circuit Judges Conference. In 2022 she was appointed by the Supreme Court of Florida to serve as Chair of the Judicial Needs Assessment Committee. In February 2023 she was honored by being unanimously elected by her peers to serve them as Chief Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit commencing 1 July 2023.  

We welcome local or visiting retired attorneys who are interested in learning more about our organization. However, advance reservations are required.


You may contact us using the form below or email us at:

Call our President, Jim Case directly at 207-841-1882.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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At our January 27, 2022 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Gerald J. (Jack) Robinson and David E. Morrill presented a lively, enlightening debate exploring "Can Union Dues Be Unconstitutional Compelled Speech?" (revisiting U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association).  Their program was enjoyed by more than 65 members and their guests.
In the photo left to right: Jack Robinson, former
ARAS President Bernie Ehrlich, and David Morrill.

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At our February 24, 2022 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Chief 12th Circuit Judge Charles E. Williams spoke to a packed house on "A View from the Bench: Updates, Reflections and Observations."

At our March 31, 2022 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Dr. Jan Schneider spoke to another packed house on
"Federal Benefits for the Aged
and Others in Need."

At our October 27 luncheon meeting,
Dr. Robert Barylski spoke on "Vladimir Putin: Making Russia Great Again."

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