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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. 

 

New Bar President

SchifinoTampa 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

Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes in Clearwater held its Sixth Annual Read & Play Project.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

TECH TIPS

The Bar's Practice Resource Institute provides tips on how to keep malware off your computer. Today's tip: Don't insert a disk or thumb drive  into your computer without first scanning it with your security software. . . .  For additional information on this tip and others, visit the Tech Tips page.

 

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  • ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE COMMISSION SUBMITS REPORT TO SUPREME COURT

    The 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 PRIORITIES

    From 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 ATTORNEYS

    The Florida Bar announced that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 16 attorneys -- disbarring five, revoking the li...
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