The Florida Bar

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The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar were last updated June 1, 2014.

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The Supreme Court of Florida by these rules establishes the authority and responsibilities of The Florida Bar, an official arm of the court.

1 General
2 Bylaws Of The Florida Bar
3 Rules Of Discipline
4 Rules Of Professional Conduct
4-1 Client-Lawyer Relationship
4-1.1 Competence
4-1.2 Objectives And Scope Of Representation
4-1.3 Diligence
4-1.4 Communication
4-1.5 Fees And Costs For Legal Services
4-1.6 Confidentiality Of Information
4-1.7 Conflict Of Interest; Current Clients
4-1.8 Conflict Of Interest; Prohibited And Other Transactions
4-1.9 Conflict Of Interest; Former Client
4-1.10 Imputation Of Conflicts Of Interest; General Rule
4-1.11 Special Conflicts Of Interest For Former And Current Government Officers And Employees
4-1.12 Former Judge Or Arbitrator, Mediator Or Other Third-Party Neutral
4-1.13 Organization As Client
4-1.14 Client Under A Disability
4-1.15 Safekeeping Property
4-1.16 Declining Or Terminating Representation
4-1.17 Sale Of Law Practice
4-1.18 Duties To Prospective Client
4-2 Counselor
4-3 Advocate
4-4 Transactions With Persons Other Than Clients
4-5 Law Firms And Associations
4-6 Public Service
4-7 Information About Legal Services
4-8 Maintaining The Integrity Of The Profession
5 Rules Regulating Trust Accounts
6 Legal Specialization And Education Programs
7 Clients' Security Fund Rules
8 Lawyer Referral Rule
9 Legal Services Plans Rules And Regulations
10 Rules Governing The Investigation And Prosecution Of The Unlicensed Practice Of Law
11 Rules Governing The Law School Practice Program
12 Emeritus Attorneys Pro Bono Participation Program
13 Authorized Legal Aid Practitioners Rule
14 Grievance Mediation And Fee Arbitration
15 Review Of Lawyer Advertisements And Solicitations
16 Foreign Legal Consultancy Rule
17 Authorized House Counsel Rule
18 Military Legal Assistance Counsel Rule
19 Center For Professionalism
20 Florida Registered Paralegal Program

[Revised: 04-27-2017]