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.
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 News
The October 1 issue of the Bar News is now available with stories including:
· The advent of juvenile law certification.
· The Supreme Court’s black robe ruling.
· The YLD’s quest to find mentors for law students.
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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BERGER SINGERMAN PARTNER RUNNING FOR FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECTAttorney Michael Higer, a partner at Berger Singerman, has announced he will run for president-elect of The Florida Bar next year. So far, B...
FLA. CAN'T STOP ATTORNEYS FROM TOUTING EXPERTISE, JUDGE SAYSU.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle on Wednesday [Sept. 30] ruled that a Florida Bar rule that prohibits law firms from advertising on thei...
CEOS: LOCAL TECHNOLOGY SCENE CAN BE A NATIONAL PLAYERThe Miami Herald established the CEO Roundtable, a panel of local chief executives, to ask South Florida's business leaders their thoughts o...