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The Supreme Court of Florida has rejected a Florida Bar proposal regarding amendments to the lawyer referral service rule, 4-7.22, and directed the Bar to file different amendments in May 2016. The Supreme Court of Florida's September 24, 2015 order on lawyer referral services does not affect the current rule at this time.
Vote for The Florida Bar 16th Circuit Board of Governors
Ballots for contested special election in the 16th circuit for Board of Governors have been emailed or mailed to those eligible to vote. Bar members may vote by paper ballot or online https://www.esc-vote.com/flabar16. Instructions for electronic voting were included with the e-ballots and paper ballots. Votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) October 15th. See the candidates' platform statements.
The Florida Bar News
The October 15 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- The court ordering an overhaul of the private LRS rules.
- Reciprocity’s chilly reception in Tampa.
- A federal judge striking the rule on who may call themselves experts.
Bar Exam Results
Board of Governors
Board to make appointments in December -Application deadline, Nov. 6
- U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Florida - due Nov. 12
The Florida Bar Journal September - October
The September-October issue of The Florida Bar Journal is now available online, featuring articles on:
- Pay-to-play eviction litigation
- Mitigating evidence in criminal sentencing
- Good-faith mediation orders in Florida civil federal courts
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Daily News Summary
FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT: RECIPROCITY IS DEAD FOR NOWFlorida Bar President Ramón Abadin on Tuesday [Oct. 6] spoke at a forum hosted by the Dade County Bar Association and acknowledged that reci...
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS BREVARD JUDGE AFTER SCUFFLEThe Florida Supreme Court on Monday [Oct. 5] suspended County Judge John Murphy immediately without pay and gave him 20 days to show why he ...
JUDGE DROPS GRADUATES' CLASS ACTION AGAINST FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAWU.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis in Jacksonville dismissed a class action filed by graduates of Florida Coastal School of Law alleging the...