The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar hotline (800) 235-8619 -- Florida Bar attorneys guide attorneys who call the hotline through the minefields of conflict dilemmas, confidentiality questions, communication concerns, trust accounting problems and other ethics difficulties. Hotline attorneys are authorized to respond to inquiries from members in good standing of The Florida Bar who are asking about their own contemplated conduct. To leave a message, members may dial (850) 561-5780.
- In response to inquiries from attorneys about loan modification and other areas of practice tied to the housing crisis, The Florida Bar issued an Ethics Alert: Providing Legal Services to Distressed Homeowners .
- The March 15, 2009 Bar News story Ethics Alert Lawyers should be very wary of loan modifiers News was written by Florida Bar Ethics Counsel.
- The Jan. 15, 2010 Bar News story New law requires all loan modifiers to be licensed details a new law requiring private businesses offering loan modification services to Florida homeowners be licensed by the state of Florida, but that law does not apply to lawyers who are representing clients though a bona fide law office or authorized business entity as outlined under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.