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Board elections results announcement

Results of elections for the Board of Governors are available. There will be a contested race for president-elect between David C. Prather of West Palm Beach and William J. Schifino Jr. of Tampa and for seats in the 11th and 16th circuits. One new out-of-state member was elected and 19 incumbents were reelected.

Web maintenance scheduled

The Florida Bar website will be unavailable from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, until  8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22.  Members will continue to have access to Fastcase legal research. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

The Florida Bar News

The December 15 Bar News is now available with stories including:The Florida Bar News December 15, 2014

  • Involving state business leaders in the access to civil justice initiative.
  • The oral argument on the petition to raise Bar fees for legal aid.
  • The YLD's social media webinar reaching around the world.

 

 

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2015 Winter Meeting

Make plans to attend The Florida Bar’s Winter Meeting,  January 21-24, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista.  Book your hotel room today and take advantage of our special group rate.

 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

The President-elect of The Florida Bar appoints bar members to serve on standing committees. The committee preference form is online until Jan. 15.  Appointments begin July 1, 2015. The application form for Leadership Academy is now available.

The Florida Bar Journal

Journal Cover Dec. 2014The December issue of The Florida Bar Journal is now available online, featuring articles on:

  • Foreseeable crimes in premises liability cases
  • Intentional-tort exception to employers’ workers’ compensation immunity
  • Presuit voluntary binding arbitration in medical malpractice cases
  • Offshore account compliance

 

Judicial Vacancies

 

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