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#JustAdulting App Updates

What is #JustAdulting? Once you turn 18 years old, you are legally considered an adult in this country. But what does that actually mean? From the right to cast your vote in the next election to entering into a lease for your first apartment to serving on a jury, you are about to enter a…

Jan. 15, 2018 News Cover

TOP STORIES INCLUDE: The Bar’s CRC education efforts, Court changes to the Bar’s military spouse rule proposal and a Senate bill that gives Judges more discretion in sentencing. Bar’s CRC public education effort is reaching millions As the Constitution Revision Commission’s various committees settle into the nuts and bolts work of considering various proposed constitutional…

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by January 22 to be nominated for a Florida Judicial Nominating Commission! This year there will be two vacancies on each of the 26 Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNC), which requires The Florida Bar to submit six names for consideration. Each person appointed will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2018. Applicants…

Jan. 1 2017 Florida Bar News

JOHN STEWART NAMED FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE John M. Stewart, veteran Board of Governors member from the 19th Circuit, has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar. Stewart was unopposed when filing ended December 15. He will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar’s June Annual Convention when President–elect Michelle Suskauer takes the oath…

Bar News Cover Dec. 15, 2017

COURT SAYS 13 COUNTY JUDGES ARE NOT NEEDED For the first time since courts were reorganized in 1972, the Florida Supreme Court has recommended a net reduction in the number of the state’s trial judges. The court reported that except for civil traffic cases, civil filings are up but criminal filings are down. COURT SETS…

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Beware of holiday cyber scams

This may not be at the top of your holiday preparation list, but the Practice Resource Institute (PRI) is reminding all Florida Bar members to make sure you are protected from holiday phishing scams or malware campaigns. A 2017 Cyber Monday Phishing Survey by DomainTools found that 38 percent of respondents had fallen victim to…

Bar News Dec. 1, 2017 Cover

CRC TAKES UP ARTICLE V PROPOSALS More than a dozen proposed constitutional amendments affecting Article V of the Florida Constitution — four dealing with the judicial retirement age and one apparently opening up judicial deliberations to public scrutiny — have been proposed by Constitution Revision Commission members. Several more have been filed that are of interest to…

Nov 15 News Cover

PANEL IDENTIFYING STEPS TO IMPROVE LAWYER WELL-BEING The Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness for Florida Lawyers works to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues, so Florida lawyers feel comfortable addressing their personal or professional struggles. YLD + CRC = CLE Learn about Florida’s Constitution revision process via webcasts. The courses are…

The Florida Bar News- Nov. 1, 2017

The November 1 Bar News is available. Top stories include The Bar launching its CRC public education effort, a proposed procedural rule dealing with parental leave being revisited and the chief justice detailing the challenges associated with Hurricane Irma. BAR LAUNCHES CRC EDUCATION PROGRAM The Florida Bar launched “Protect Florida Democracy: Our Constitution, Our Rights,…

Protect Florida Democracy Posters

With a recent survey showing that 9 of 10 Floridians are unaware of what the Constitution Revision Commission does, The Florida Bar today launched Protect Florida Democracy: Our Constitution, Our Rights, Our Courts, a statewide public education program to fill the void in Floridians’ awareness of constitution revision and engage Floridians in this critical process….