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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…

Vote for Board of Governors sq

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…

2019 Call For Entries - 62nd Annual Media Awards GRAPHIC

The deadline for the call for entries has been extended for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The extended entry deadline is April 19, 2019. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60 years. In…

Bar News Cover April 2019

The April Bar News is now available with stories including: Results of the Latest Bar Economics and Law Office Management Survey A full 85 percent of Florida lawyers answering the survey report satisfaction with their job security, and 93 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with their relationships with co-workers. A Bill that Would…

The Florida Bar News March 2019

The March News is now available with stories including: Redmond winning the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award Patricia Redmond said her parents taught her two great lessons that have stayed with her throughout her life — embrace every opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life and while life is not always fair,…

Photo of Mar-Apr 2019 Journal Cover

This month features a collection of articles on diversity and inclusion, including: Beyond the Barriers of Bias Implicit Bias and Its Application in the Life of a Lawyer What Does Gender Bias Look Like in Real Life? Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: What Is the Bar Doing Now? Mentoring Matters President’s Page – When Will We…

Vote for Board of Governors sq

Ballots for contested elections for Board of Governors in the 11th circuit and Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors in the 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th circuits have been emailed/mailed to members in these circuits who are eligible to vote. Bar members may vote online https://www.esc-vote.com/flabar or by paper ballot. Instructions for electronic voting…

LRS social media

The Florida Bar has launched a newly enhanced online Lawyer Referral Service designed to provide users with a modern, easy-to-navigate conduit to more than 600 participating Florida attorneys across 120 practice areas. The service, which is free to use, utilizes artificial intelligence categorization to help guide users from their computer or mobile device and instantly connects them…

The Florida Bar News February 2019 Cover

The February News is now available online with stories including: Cyber security training offered by LegalFuel. A recent LogicForce survey of 300 American law firms revealed a 41 percent increase in the number of data security audits demanded by their corporate clients. Rules will allow credit card fees to be passed on to clients. Bar…

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…