Consumer Protection Law Committee
The Consumer Protection Law Committee’s mission is to educate consumers and Bar members about consumer protection laws and current issues through such means as public outreach events, public service messages, CLE programs, consumer publications, non-partisan technical assistance memoranda on proposed legislation, and providing expert resources to The Florida Bar, the Judiciary, and the Legislature.
Consumer Law Bench Book
The Consumer Protection Law Committee, through its Judicial Subcommittee, has prepared The Consumer Law Bench Book to serve as a resource regarding Florida consumer law issues. The Bench Book was first published in 2018 and has now been updated to reflect the most recent changes in Florida law. The Committee is therefore making the Summer 2023 update available on its web page to serve as a resource for the Courts, practitioners, and the general public regarding the most commonly encountered consumer law issues here in Florida.
Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award
Consumer attorneys are the lawyers Floridians often turn to when they are in crisis, facing foreclosing or evictions, trying to restore their credit, or dealing with deceptive and unfair business practices. The Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee wants to honor a deserving attorney for not only helping consumers but also educating peers about the practice of consumer law. This award recognizes a legal services, public interest, an academic, or private attorney whose exceptional contributions to consumer law have strengthened and affirmed the rights of consumers in Florida.
Information for Consumers
Need advice on matters regarding your landlord or writing a will or hiring an attorney? The Florida Bar offers consumer pamphlets on those topics and many others as a service to the public. While not a substitute for hiring an attorney, these pamphlets provide basic legal information about the topics they cover. The Florida Bar hopes they prove helpful to you.
Helpful tools for Attorneys and Consumers