Bar Election Results
West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer has been chosen as president-elect designate of The Florida Bar and will begin her term as Bar president in June 2018.
Statement by Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr., regarding proposed federal defunding of Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
The Florida Bar News
The April 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- The Judicial Branch’s funding priorities.
- The Bar’s new online pro bono program.
- A lawyer working to save shelter dogs.
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WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE
A busy third week of the legislative session includes cuts to the courts in two budget exercises. Details in the weekly legislative session update.
- Florida Board of Bar Examiners Seeks Lawyer Applicants: Deadline, April 3
- Florida Board of Bar Examiners Seeks Non-Lawyer Applicants: Deadline, April 3
- Florida Bar Board of Governors Seeks Applicants for Committee Vacancies: Deadline, April 17
- Application Deadline Extended for Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (2nd Appellate District): April 17
The Florida Bar Journal
The March issue of The Florida Bar Journal and digital edition are now available online, featuring articles on:
- Pro Bono in Florida
- Medical Marijuana and Employment Law
- Florida Public Records Law
President' s Video Message
In his latest President's Video Message, President Bill Schifino assures Bar members who face challenges in the business of law and their legal practices that they are not alone. The Florida Bar provides a myriad of business and practice assistance programs, services, and member benefits and discounts.
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention
Join your colleagues and friends at the 67th Annual Florida Bar Convention June 21-24, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Make plans to attend - there will be many CLE opportunities, Section and Committee meetings, luncheons and special events including Judicial Luncheon, All Member Reception, Alumni Receptions and more. Make your hotel reservations now! Our special group rate will be available until May 31st or until the group block is sold-out. Registration Opens in April.
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Daily News Summary
CORCORAN CRITICIZES CONSTITUTION REVISION SCHEDULEHouse Speaker Richard Corcoran on Thursday [March 23] criticized Constitution Revision Commission Chair Carlos Beruff for scheduling four pu...
SCOTT DOUBLES DOWN ON DECISION TO REMOVE AYALA FROM LOYD'S CASEFlorida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday [March 23] that he is committed to fighting for the death penalty in murder suspect Markeith Loyd's ca...
ABA TESTIFIES ON 'WELL-QUALIFIED' RATING OF JUDGE GORSUCH: 'OUR TASK WAS TO CAST A WIDE NET'After an exhaustive review that produced a report of more than 900 pages, Judge Neil Gorsuch unanimously earned the ABA Standing Committee o...