Final ATJ Reports
The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice has submitted a Final Report, summarizing its work for the last year and a half and making just one recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court: Continue the Commission and its work.
Pay Annual Fees Online
Florida Bar members may pay 2016-17 fees, join sections and report pro bono hours online. After Aug. 15, a late fee will be charged.
New Bar President
Tampa attorney William J. Schifino, Jr. was sworn in as the 68th president of The Florida Bar on June 17 at the Annual Convention held in Orlando. Miami attorney Michael J. Higer was sworn in as president-elect during the same ceremony. During his year as president, one of Schifino's goals will be to consider recommendations from the Vision 2016 Commission, which has been studying four general areas that will impact the practice of law in Florida: technology, legal education, Bar admissions and access to legal services.
The Florida Bar Journal
The July/August issue of The Florida Bar Journal and digital edition are now available online, featuring articles on:
- William J. Schifino, Jr.: President of The Florida Bar
- Strict Product Liability in Florida
- The Developing World of Cybersecurity Litigation
- Standing Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Actions
The Florida Bar News
The July 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- Proposed rules for matching services.
- Who may call themselves “experts.”
- A UF student studying law and medicine at the same time.
Proposed Lawyer Referral Service Rule Amendments
For an overview, Q&A, comparison chart, procedural history, policy considerations, the proposed amendments and Bar News stories, please visit www.floridabar.org/proposedLRSamend.
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ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE COMMISSION SUBMITS REPORT TO SUPREME COURTThe Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice has submitted its Final Report, summarizing its work for the last year and a half and maki...
NEW FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT, A TAMPA LAWYER, LAYS OUT HIS PRIORITIESFrom technology to diversity to civil justice for all, William Schifino Jr. has a full agenda now that he has stepped into his role as presi...
SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 16 ATTORNEYSThe Florida Bar announced that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 16 attorneys -- disbarring five, revoking the li...