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FREE CLE: Professionalism Before the Court—From Practice to Procedure to Everyday Courtesies

August 4, 2021 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jacina Parson

Jacina Parson

August 4 Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar open to all members of The Florida Bar. Course number 5404. Approved for 1.0 General; 1.0 Professionalism CLE credit. REGISTER

Moderator: 2021-22 Solo & Small Firm Section Chair Jacina Parson, Senior Assistant County Attorney, Pinellas County Attorney’s Office; former director of The Florida Bar Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism

General Magistrate Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Third Judicial Circuit, Live Oak
County Judge Daryl Manning, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Tampa
Circuit Judge Barbara Leach, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Orlando



Magistrate Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin

Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin is the General Magistrate for the Third Judicial Circuit in North Central Florida and presides over probate, guardianship, domestic relations and foreclosure matters. She is a former chair of The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section. Jennifer’s past Bar experience includes service as President of the Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association and on various committees of The Florida Bar Family Law Section. As the Third Judicial Circuit Young Lawyer’s Board of Governor’s Representative, she oversaw the development and launch of the YLD’s  “Mentoring With the Masters” video program. Jennifer also is the author of “Deadly Escape,” a crime thriller novel that has been used as a course textbook for Stetson Law School’s Criminal Procedure class.




Judge Daryl Manning

Daryl Manning

Daryl Manning, originally from Queens, NY, has been a Hillsborough County Judge in Tampa, Florida since 2015. He presides over a drug court division and a unified family court division. He was a practicing and supervising attorney in the Tampa Office of the Florida Attorney General for sixteen years, where he appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Judge Manning obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Army Judge Advocate Legal Center and School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, N.Y. and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, S.C.

Judge Manning was a Judge Advocate (JAG) in the United States Army and served several tours in support of the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 after 30 years on active duty and in the reserves. Among his numerous positions, he served as a prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney and led a counter terrorism team consisting of law enforcement, SWAT and Intelligence agencies. Prior to becoming a JAG, Judge Manning was an Artillery Officer and fought in Operation Desert Storm. Before attending college, he was an enlisted soldier working as a mechanic. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for his meritorious service.

Judge Manning was a member of both the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, where he served as chair from 2013 – 2015. He was a member of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee in Hillsborough and is a certified Guardian ad Litem. Judge Manning has been a mentor in the Big Brother Big Sister program for many years to a now teenager and serves on several boards in Tampa. As an adjunct law professor, he teaches Criminal Procedure, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Military Law.


Judge Barbara Leach

Barbara Leach

Circuit Judge Barbara Leach serves in the Orange County Domestic Violence division.


  • Juris Doctor: Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts: Rollins College

Professional Activities

  • Member, The Florida Bar 2007-Present
    • Grievance Committee 2015-2017
    • Ninth Circuit Professionalism Panel 2015-2018
    • Leadership Academy Committee 2014-2018
    • Annual Planning Convention Committee 2014-2018
  • The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Sections
    • Executive Council 2015-2018
    • Chair, Solo & Small Firm Technology Conference 2017
  • Member, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers 2008-present
    • President 2013-2014
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association 2007-present
    • Coordinator, New Lawyer Training Program 2018-2019
    • Chair, Technology Committee 2017-2018
    • Co-Chair, Technology Committee 2018-2020
    • Planning Committee, Bench Bar Conference 2018 & 2020
  • American Bar Association, TECHSHOW Planning Board 2016-2017
  • Member, Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court 2016-present