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December 2, 2020

The ACLU of Sarasota’s annual meeting was held on Tuesday, December 1st at 6pm on Zoom for our annual board elections and a Know Your Rights presentation. We welcomed our guest of honor, James Michael Shaw, Jr., as he discussed protesters’ rights with us.

James Michael Shaw, Jr., has chaired the Legal Panel for the Greater Tampa Chapter of the ACLU of Florida since 2007 and is the current chair of the ACLU of Florida’s State Legal Panel. He graduated magna cum laude from Oakland University with a Bachelor’s degree in music composition and magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law.

He is a frequent speaker in the Tampa Bay area on subjects relating to constitutional law, insurance law, and aviation law. Mr. Shaw is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the DRI, the Aviation Insurance Association, Phi Delta Phi, the Order of the Coif, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.