Roetzel & Andress is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Schwinghamer to the Florida Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee. With this appointment, the Collier County Bar Association recognizes Schwinghamer’s outstanding contributions to the legal community and her commitment to promoting professionalism within the field.
The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee was established with the primary objective of fostering and encouraging professionalism within the legal community. Chaired by the Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, the committee comprises esteemed judges, representatives from local bar associations, legal community members, and representatives from the State Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, and the Office of Regional Counsel. The committee ensures that all five counties within the Circuit - Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties - are represented.
The non-judicial members of the Professionalism Committee also serve on the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel. This panel addresses complaints related to unprofessional conduct exhibited by attorneys practicing within its communities. It is important to note that the Local Professionalism Panel does not handle disciplinary matters or alleged violations of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. Instead, it focuses on providing educational resources and addressing allegations of unprofessionalism that do not rise to the level of a violation of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. Referrals to the Local Professionalism Panel may be submitted by licensed attorneys, judges, or concerned individuals.
For more information about the Florida Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee and its members, please refer to the list here.View PDF