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The August Bar News is now available with stories including: HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMITTEE SETS AMBITIOUS AGENDA An enhanced hotline for distressed lawyers, better member benefits for attorneys looking to boost their well-being, and resources for local bars sponsoring health and wellness events are the priorities this year for the Bar’s Committee on Mental Health and…

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The July Bar News is now available with stories including: D’ALEMBERTE REMEMBERED Talbot D. “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who helped write and push through Article V of the Florida Constitution that modernized the state’s courts and served as ABA president, Florida State University College of Law dean, and president of FSU, died May 20. SUPREME COURT REPLACES FRYE…

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John M. Stewart was sworn as the 71st president of The Florida Bar at the Annual Convention in June. Stewart is a past president of the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division and has served as the 19th Circuit representative on the Bar’s Board of Governors for 11 years. A third-generation Florida lawyer, Stewart is a partner at…

Bar News June 2019

The June Bar News is now available with stories including: FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO ADDRESS JUDICIAL BRANCH’S PAY DISPARITIES Now that the Legislature has signed off on the judiciary’s most urgent request — a $10.3 million incentive package for court workers — the Florida Supreme Court is saying thanks. JUSTICE LAGOA SWORN IN A daughter of Cuban…

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Did you know … Florida Bar members and paralegals can now pay their 2019-20 Florida Bar fees online by signing into the MyFloridaBar Member Portal at member.floridabar.org and clicking the “Pay My Fees” button on your profile page? That’s right! Paying your Bar fees is easier than ever! This electronic fee statement is the easiest way to…

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The Florida Bar Information Technology department has been hard at work improving and upgrading features of the MyFloridaBar Member Portal, including making it easier for members to find meetings, search CLE courses and products, and register for events. In addition, members can now provide an alternate first name in their profile so that they can be…

News Cover April 30 2019 Health and Wellness Month

The April 30 Bar News is now available with stories including: YLD STUDY TRACKS THE CONCERNS OF FLORIDA’S YOUNG LAWYERS YLD President Christian George of Jacksonville said the survey results confirm the Bar is on the right track in making mental health and wellness a top priority. The study was conducted in partnership with The…

May-June 2019 Cover of Florida Bar Journal

The May/June issue of The Florida Bar Journal is online featuring articles on: Resources for Solo and Small-Firm Practitioners Spoliation of Evidence Law in Product Liability Cases Per Curiam Affirmed Decisions Annual Reports of Committees, Sections, and Divisions of The Florida Bar Visit the May/June issue of the Journal for all the articles.

YLD #StigmaFreeYLD

Now more than ever, attorneys are facing challenges with stress, anxiety, and mental illness – and this struggle all too often results in substance abuse, depression, or even suicide. To make matters worse, attorneys feel like they are unable to talk about mental illness as it will be seen as a sign of weakness. This…

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Ballots for runoff elections in 11th circuit Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors in the 7th, 12th and 13th circuits have been emailed/mailed to members in these circuits who are eligible to vote. Bar members may vote online or by paper ballot. Instructions for electronic voting were included with the e-ballots…