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Florida Bar Committees

Appointment to a committee can be a stimulating and rewarding experience. These groups, along with the governing Board, do much of the work of The Florida Bar.

The Committee Leaders’ Handbook is online.




Standing Committees: Over 2,000 Bar members serve on 70 standing committees.

Board Committees: The Board of Governors Committees formulate and report on matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar.

Special Committees: Special committees are appointed to study and make recommendations in response to issues of significance to the legal profession or system of laws in Florida.

Grievance Committees: The local grievance committees are composed of lawyers and nonlawyers and are responsible for continuing the investigation of possible lawyer misconduct referred by Bar discipline attorneys.

Unlicensed Practice of Law Circuit Committees: Complaints alleging that an individual is practicing law without a license are investigated by one of 31 local circuit committees.

Florida Registered Paralegal Committees: A Florida Registered Paralegal is a person with education, training, or work experience, who works under the direction and supervision of a member of The Florida Bar and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a member of The Florida Bar is responsible and who has met the requirements of registration as set forth in Chapter 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. A Florida Registered Paralegal is not a member of The Florida Bar.