Pay Annual Fees Online
Florida Bar members may now pay 2015-16 fees, join sections and report pro bono online. After Aug. 15, a late fee will be charged.
Let Vision 2016 hear from you
Attorneys who want to give the Vision 2016 Commission feedback about legal education, technology, Bar admissions and access to legal services can do so online at www.floridabar.org/vision2016. Direct comments about reciprocity to VisionBarAdmissions@flabar.org.
The Florida Bar News
The August 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- The clerks struggling with a $22 million shortfall.
- The court rejecting a Bar fees hike to benefit legal aid.
- An ethics opinion on ‘cleaning up’ your clients’ social media.
- 12th Circuit (two vacancies) - due July 31
- Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission Accepting Applications - due Aug. 3
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Improved Find a Lawyer search and Member Profile features
Check out the Find a Lawyer search upgrades and review our instructional flyer about the changes. You will notice that more information is included in the search results. Members, login to update your profile and add a photo. Updates are easier and you have the opportunity to set a personal URL link to your Member Profile. The Find a Lawyer has a new link - please update your bookmarks to the new URL - http://www.floridabar.org/wps/portal/flbar/home/directories/MBR.
July 2015 Video Message
President Abadin issues a challenge and a call for action to the more than 100,000 member lawyers he represents in this July President's Message -- his first message since being inducted as the 67th President of The Florida Bar at the Annual Convention two weeks ago.
The Florida Bar Journal
The July issue of The Florida Bar Journal is now available online, featuring articles on:
- Ramón A. Abadin: President of The Florida Bar
- Navigating Florida's Autonomous Vehicle Statute
- Comparative Fault in Florida
2015 Bar President Speeches
The installation speeches of President Ramón Abadin and YLD President Gordon Glover are now posted.
Email Scam Alert
Florida Bar members are receiving emails from a "potential client" requesting assistance in collecting the last two payments due for architectural services rendered. The sender was allegedly in England and claimed to have provided the services for a large home. For more information, the Sarasota County Bar Association has posted a fraud alert.
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Daily News Summary
FLA. BAR CONSIDERS RECIPROCITY STANDARD FOR OUT-OF-STATE ATTORNEYSThe Florida Bar's Vision 2016 Commission on Friday [July 24] addressed the Bar's Board of Governors on a preliminary report that recommends ...
GOV. RICK SCOTT APPOINTS PALMETTO ATTORNEY TO 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURTGov. Rick Scott on Thursday [July 23] announced the appointment of Palmetto attorney Teresa "Teri" Kaklis Dees to the 12th Judicial Circuit ...
COURT FILINGS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINEThe Highlands County Clerk of Courts on July 1 began making court documents available online as required by a Florida Supreme Court order. T...