Jacksonville Bar Association Mission and Services

As an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender of Jacksonville, Florida, Judge Michael Kalil tried 29 trials before joining the Law Offices of John Kalil, P.A., where he worked as a civil trial attorney. An alumnus of the University of North Florida, Judge Michael Kalil is a member of College Leadership Florida (class VI), a part of Leadership Florida. He is also a Jacksonville Bar Association member.

Organized in 1897, the Jacksonville Bar Association has the mission of serving members in the practice of law, fostering respect for the legal profession, and aiding in the administration of justice. Membership is all-inclusive and promotes regular participation in association activities.

The Jacksonville Bar Association serves as the forum for the legal profession and explores innovative ways to better serve members and the public. For example, the association’s lawyer referral service can refer a person needing legal advice to a lawyer for a 30-minute consultation. After the consultation, the person may choose to retain that lawyer if they decide that they need further services at a mutually agreed upon fee.

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