Ethical Issues Inherent in the New Computer Age
Speaker: Henry Lee Paul, Tampa
Henry Lee Paul served as Bar Counsel in the Tampa Branch of The Florida Bar from 2005 until January 2012. His duties included all matters related to the enforcement of The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Mr. Paul was counsel of record in 79 cases before the Florida Supreme Court. He tried 16 of these cases before a referee. Mr. Paul was counsel of record for nine petitions for review before the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Paul has presented three cases in oral argument before the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Paul was counsel of record on behalf of The Florida Bar in four reported Florida Supreme Court cases. Mr. Paul served as legal advisor for the two grievance committees in Fort Myers, to one grievance committee in Tampa and to one grievance committee in Pinellas County. Mr. Paul has also appeared as Bar Counsel in confidential proceedings before the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. Mr. Paul has also advised fellow Bar Counsel on numerous cases in which he was not counsel of record. Bar Counsel is responsible for all legal functions in disciplinary cases including litigation and review before the Florida Supreme Court. Bar Counsel serves as counsel to grievance committees and is responsible for investigating and prosecution of complaints alleging violations of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. On January 16, 2012, Mr. Paul returned to private practice with offices in Tampa and Fort Myers. Mr. Paul Primarily practices in matters involving lawyer regulation and conduct as well as business litigation. Mr. Paul completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University in 1981 and received his law degree from Stetson University in 1984. He has been a member of The Florida Bar and has actively practiced law since 1985. Mr. Paul was employed with the firm that became known as Lazzara & Paul, P. A. from 1984 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Paul started the firm of Paul & Singer, P. A. and practiced with this firm until 2005.