Consumer Protection Law
The Consumer Protection Law Committee’s mission is to educate consumers and Bar members about consumer protection laws and current issues through such means as public outreach events, public service messages, CLE programs, consumer publications, non-partisan technical assistance memoranda on proposed legislation, and providing expert resources to The Florida Bar, the Judiciary, and the Legislature.
National Consumer Protection Week
Attorneys from The Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee will be helping Floridians with their legal problems free of charge at an Ask-A-Lawyer event on Saturday, April 1, at the Seminole Heights Branch Library in Tampa from 1:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Committee members assisted consumers at six other events during National Consumer Protection Week, March 5-11. Volunteer attorneys in Tampa will assist consumers one-on-one, advising them on foreclosure issues, credit problems, bankruptcy and other issues.
Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year nominations sought
Foreclosure. Bankruptcy. Credit and loan problems. Debt collection. Attorneys practicing in these areas of law are the ones consumers turn when they need help in matters close to home. In June, one attorney who is passionate and dedicated in representing consumers will receive The Florida Bar Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award. Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 7. Nomination forms can be submitted by email. Details: (850) 561-5669 or email email@example.com.
Florida Bar consumer pamphlets offer helpful information
Need advice on matters regarding your landlord or writing a will or hiring an attorney? The Florida Bar offers 47 consumer pamphlets on those topics and many others as a service to the public. While not a substitute for hiring an attorney, these pamphlets provide basic legal information about the topics they cover. The Florida Bar hopes they prove helpful to you.
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