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Proposed Advisory Opinions

Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.

Proposed Advisory Opinion Adopted by the Board of Governors

The Florida Bar Board of Governors has issued Proposed Advisory Opinion 18-1 (formerly numbered 17-2). Pursuant to Rule 6(d) and (e) of The Florida Bar Procedures for Ruling on Questions of Ethics, comments from Florida Bar members are solicited on the proposed opinion. The board will consider any comments received at a meeting to be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Naples, Florida. Comments must contain the proposed advisory opinion number and clearly state the issues for the board to consider. A written argument may be included explaining why the Florida Bar member believes the board’s opinion is either correct or incorrect and may contain citations to relevant authorities. Comments should be submitted to Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, and must be postmarked no later December 3, 2018.

Proposed Advisory Ethics Opinion 18-2 Adopted by the Committee

The Professional Ethics Committee has issued Proposed Advisory Opinion 18-2. Pursuant to Rule 4(c) and (d) of The Florida Bar Procedures for Ruling on Questions of Ethics, comments from Florida Bar members are solicited on the proposed opinion. The committee will consider any comments received at a meeting to be held in conjunction with the bar’s Winter Meeting. Comments must contain the proposed advisory opinion number and clearly state the issues for the committee to consider. A written argument may be included explaining why the Florida Bar member believes the committee’s opinion is either correct or incorrect and may contain citations to relevant authorities. Comments should be submitted to Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, and must be postmarked no later than December 17, 2018.