Eric Reed, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office and President of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), spoke at the Fall 2021 New Student Orientation for Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, welcoming the incoming law students on August 10.
Speaking on behalf on the OCBA, Eric greeted the students pursuing their legal education at FAMU Law and offered an introduction to the local bar association. Also speaking during the welcome address at the “Foundations for Law School Success 2021” event, was a representative from The Florida Bar, as well as FAMU’s Director of Law School Admissions, the Dean and the University President. The three-day orientation event was mandatory for new students, providing information on professionalism, bar admission, career planning, registration and student affairs.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. The FAMU College of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in July 2009 and was re-accredited in 2014.
About Eric C. Reed
Eric C. Reed is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Eric combines his trial experience and communications skills in disputes involving commercial litigation, construction litigation, commercial landlord/tenant litigation, commercial and consumer collections and replevins, mortgage and lien foreclosures, and general lender representation. He has extensive experience in matters related to creditors’ rights, as well as contested foreclosure litigation and consumer finance litigation. Currently, Eric serves as President of the Orange County Bar Association.