2015 Fall Meeting of Rules & Other Select Committees
The Fall Meeting of Rules & Other Select Committees will be held September 16-19 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Review the schedule and make your hotel reservation by Aug. 28 for the group rate.
Pay Annual Fees Online
Florida Bar membership fees paid now through Sept. 30 include a $50 late charge. Fees were due Aug. 15, members will be delinquent and ineligible to practice law if membership fees are not paid by Sept. 30.
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- 2nd Circuit - due Sept. 8
- Interviews Set for Two U.S. District Judge Vacancies - due Sept. 10 and 15
- 7th Circuit (two vacancies) - due Sept. 23
- 4th Circuit (two vacancies) - due Sept. 24
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR BOG VACANCY
A vacancy on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar has been created by the resignation of 16th Circuit board member Bernadette Restivo. Nominating petitions for the vacancy must be filed before 5 p.m., Sept. 15.
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.
Florida Courts Emergency Information
The Florida Supreme Court has activated the Emergency Information Webpage for Tropical Storm Erika to provide updates and information including court closures.
The Florida Bar News
The September 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- An opening hearing in Tampa to discuss reciprocity.
- The Clemency Project in desperate need of volunteers.
- Foster kids participating in a ‘Summer Scholars’ program.
A Message from Your Florida Bar President
Florida Bar President Ramón A. Abadin clarifies concerns on the issue of admission by motion/reciprocity and discusses the Vision 2016 process.
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
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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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 24 ATTORNEYSThe Florida Bar announced that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 24 attorneys -- disbarring two, revoking the lic...
PRO BONO SPOTLIGHT: PUBLIC DEFENDER, LEGAL SERVICES TEAM UP TO HELP EX-OFFENDERSThe chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee, Kathy Para, writes about Project R: Restoring Rights, Repairing Records ...
LEGAL AID OF MANASOTA OFFERS HELP AND HOPEProfile of Legal Aid of Manasota. The small paid staff and volunteer attorneys at the legal aid group have been offering pro bono legal work...