The Florida Bar

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The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar were last updated June 1, 2014.

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The Supreme Court of Florida by these rules establishes the authority and responsibilities of The Florida Bar, an official arm of the court.

1 General
2 Bylaws Of The Florida Bar
3 Rules Of Discipline
3-1 Preamble
3-2 Definitions
3-3 Jurisdiction To Enforce Rules
3-4 Standards Of Conduct
3-5 Types Of Discipline
3-6 Employment Of Certain Lawyers Or Former Lawyers
3-7 Procedures
3-7.1 Confidentiality
3-7.2 Procedures Upon Criminal Or Professional Misconduct; Discipline Upon Determination Or Judgmentof Guilt Of Criminal Misconduct
3-7.3 Review Of Inquiries, Complaint Processing, And Initial Investigatory Procedures
3-7.4 Grievance Committee Procedures
3-7.5 Procedures Before The Board Of Governors
3-7.6 Procedures Before A Referee
3-7.7 Procedures Before Supreme Court Of Florida
3-7.8 Procedures Before A Circuit Court
3-7.9 Consent Judgment
3-7.10 Reinstatement And Readmission Procedures
3-7.11 General Rules Of Procedure
3-7.12 Disciplinary Revocation Of Admission To The Florida Bar
3-7.13 Incapacity Not Related To Misconduct
3-7.14 Florida Statutes Superseded
3-7.15 Amendments
3-7.16 Limitation On Time To Bring Complaint
3-7.17 Vexatious Conduct And Limitation On Filings
4 Rules Of Professional Conduct
5 Rules Regulating Trust Accounts
6 Legal Specialization And Education Programs
7 Clients' Security Fund Rules
8 Lawyer Referral Rule
9 Legal Services Plans Rules And Regulations
10 Rules Governing The Investigation And Prosecution Of The Unlicensed Practice Of Law
11 Rules Governing The Law School Practice Program
12 Emeritus Attorneys Pro Bono Participation Program
13 Authorized Legal Aid Practitioners Rule
14 Grievance Mediation And Fee Arbitration
15 Review Of Lawyer Advertisements And Solicitations
16 Foreign Legal Consultancy Rule
17 Authorized House Counsel Rule
18 Military Legal Assistance Counsel Rule
19 Center For Professionalism
20 Florida Registered Paralegal Program

[Revised: 04-28-2017]