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2018 HURRICANE INFORMATION RECTANGLE SM

The Florida Bar will be adding information, resources and recent hurricane-related news  for Florida Bar members and the public. Follow social media for additional updates. The Florida Bar Tallahassee offices reopened Monday, October 15 due to Hurricane Michael. Several Florida Bar Member Benefits providers are offering assistance to Florida Bar members impacted by the storm, check our…

The Florida Bar News Oct. 15, 2018

The October 15 Bar News is now available with stories including: A law magnet school in Sarasota is stimulating young minds. The Booker Law Academy at Booker High School in Sarasota has been teaching constitutional law, business law, court procedures, critical thinking, research, and law enforcement operations to select high school students since 2013. An…

Oct. 1 Bar News

The October 1 Bar News is available with stories including: Taking a hard look at business courts The Business Law Section asks if the time is right for a statewide business court model. Lawyers rate jurists facing retention vote A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of one state Supreme Court…

The Board of Governors makes several appointments each year. Current openings for special appointments to be made in December include: Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee Five lawyers, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2019. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law…

The Florida Bar News September 15, 2018

The September 15 Bar News is available with stories including: Why women are leaving the profession. In an age when women are graduating from law school at the same rate as men, why are they leaving the profession in such high numbers by age 50 and what can be done about it? A program to…

JNC and judicial vacancies

Whenever a judicial vacancy occurs, the governor fills the vacancy by appointment from a list of candidates nominated by the circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission. Applications for nomination to a judicial seat and applications for appointment to serve on a Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on this page; Judicial Nominating Commission member lists can be…

WestwoodCenter

Effective September 5, 2018, the Tampa Branch office of The Florida Bar will be relocated to the Westwood Center at 2002 N. Lois Ave., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33607. The Tampa Branch office is comprised of Lawyer Regulation (LR) and the Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) departments. There will not be any changes to the…

2018ProBonoAwards

The time is now to submit your nominations for the annual pro bono service awards! These awards recognize your colleagues, including lawyers, judges, law firms and voluntary bars, that contribute extraordinary pro bono service to many across our state. The deadline for most nominations is Nov. 1, 2018, while nominations for The Florida Bar Young…

Journal Sept-Oct2018

The Sept./Oct. 2018 Issue of The Florida Bar Journal and digital edition are online featuring: Florida’s 2017-2018 Constitution Revision: It’s Your Turn to Decide by Mary E. Adkins, Guest Editor Thirty-seven Floridians, including 21 law school graduates, completed a task this past May that was awesome in the original meaning of the word. Thirty-seven people…

Sept. 1 Bar News cover 2018

The September 1 Bar News is now available with stories including: Committee studies how qualifying providers may charge for referrals Addressing the ways qualifying providers can charge for matching clients and lawyers and determining whether services that connect lawyers and clients without charging either are covered by Bar rules are being considered by the Board…