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John Stewart

President-elect Stewart will make about 500 appointments to over 70 committees and he wants to make sure he has a diverse group of lawyers from which to choose. Read the committee letter and login to submit the form. The annual committee preference form for Bar members seeking appointments for the term beginning on July 1, 2019…

Bar News December 1 2018

The December 1 Bar News is now available with stories including: The chair of the Bar Examiners promoting mental-health counseling As the new chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Miami bankruptcy lawyer Scott Baena has some reassuring news for aspiring attorneys. “No law student should avoid mental-health counseling” because they are concerned about…

The Florida Bar News Nov. 15, 2018

The November 15 Bar News is now available with stories including: From arrest to reentry, Bar’s Criminal Justice Summit seeks solutions The idea of Bar President Michelle Suskauer who convened it October 16-17 in Tampa as a venue for hashing out problems for a system that has a high incarceration rate, high recidivism, little leeway…

Bar Journal Nov./Dec. 2018

The Nov. 2018 Issue of The Florida Bar Journal and digital edition are online featuring: Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company: Balancing the Interests Surrounding Potential Insurance Coverage for Ch. 558 Notices of Claim — by Reese J. Henderson, Jr. The legislature enacted F.S. Ch. 558 in 2003 to provide “an…

Bar News Cover Nov. 1 2018

The November 1 Bar News is now available with stories including: Hurricane Michael Read about the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and how you can help. JNC to interview 59 to fill Supreme Court vacancies The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is set to interview 59 Florida lawyers to replace retiring Justices Barbara Pariente, Fred…

2018 HURRICANE INFORMATION

VOLUNTEER NOW FOR THE FLORIDA DISASTER LEGAL HOTLINE 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. Several Florida Bar Member Benefits providers are offering assistance to Florida Bar members impacted by the storm, check our Hurricane Information page to see…

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…

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…