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Mission

The Consumer Protection Law Committee educates consumers and bar members about consumer protection laws and current issues through public outreach events, public service messages, CLE programs, and consumer publications. The committee, through its judicial subcommittee, also has prepared The Consumer Law Bench Book to serve as a resource regarding Florida consumer law issues.

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. Attorneys may submit a nomination on their own behalf.

The nomination deadline was Tuesday, April 30, at 5:00 p.m.

Information for Consumers

Consumer InformationNeed 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

Presentations

Webinars

Recorded June 9, 2022

Recorded Jan. 18, 2022
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Recorded Oct. 5, 2021
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Continuing Legal Education

Course 4377, RECOVERY – Assisting Consumers in the Aftermath of COVID-19

The Consumer Protection Law Committee’s Annual Florida Bar Convention seminar was presented June 9, 2021 in the President’s Showcase.

CLE Credit: General, 7.5 hours
Certification Credit: Business Litigation, 1 hour; Real Estate, 4 hours

WATCH ‘CONSUMER LAW MEETS CYBER LAW’ SEMINAR ONLINE FOR CREDIT

The Consumer Protection Law Committee’s Annual Florida Bar Convention seminar is available to watch online for credit. The seminar has 4 hours of General Credit and 4 Technology Credit.

Log in to the Members Portal to access your committee materials.

Staff Contacts: Jeff Picker and Melanie Woodall 850-561-5840

Committee Members

Presentations found on committee pages are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the presenters individually and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion of The Florida Bar or its committees. The Florida Bar does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Any feedback should be provided to the event organizer.