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THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR TWO FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION VACANCIES

September 11th, 2018

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission: Two attorneys to serve six-year terms commencing on January 1, 2019 and expiring December 31, 2024. The 15-member commission is authorized under Article V, Section 12, Florida Constitution, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and recommends disciplinary action to the Supreme Court. No…

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR VACANCIES ON JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS

July 27th, 2018

The Florida Bar is accepting applications for lawyer vacancies on each of the 2nd DCA, 3rd DCA, 9th, 15th, 17th and 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. On July 17, 2018, we received notification from the Governor’s office of two commissioner resignations and six rejected slates of Florida Bar JNC nominees. Pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a), Florida Statutes, The Florida Bar…

NEW LEGALFUEL.COM BRIDGES GAP BETWEEN BUSINESS AND LAW FOR PRACTICING ATTORNEYS

July 25th, 2018

 The new website provides Florida attorneys with strategic tools designed to help fuel their law practices with increased efficiencies and profitability. The Florida Bar has launched a new resource to assist Florida lawyers in the business of law called LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar. LegalFuel provides critical business tools and support…

A CALL FOR ENTRIES ISSUED FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD– DEADLINE JULY 31

July 11th, 2018

The call for entries is out for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Media & Communications Law Committee renamed the media awards as a tribute to Miami lawyer Parker Davidson Thomson’s countless contributions to media law….

JEFFREY HEARNE IS HONORED AS THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR

June 21st, 2018

Miami attorney Jeffrey Hearne was honored with the 2018 Florida Bar Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award for his commitment to tenants’ rights and advocacy, mentoring young attorneys and working on projects to benefit consumers across Florida. The award was presented June 15 at the Annual Convention of The Florida Bar in Orlando by…

FLORIDA FREE LEGAL ANSWERS EXPANDS ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR FLORIDIANS IN ITS FIRST YEAR

May 9th, 2018

Since Florida Free Legal Answers, a cooperative effort between The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, was launched one year ago, Florida lawyers have answered more than 2,200 legal questions by Floridians. The virtual legal advice clinic gives low-income Floridians a way to have legal questions answered free of charge and gives lawyers a…

FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES FINAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

April 25th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Two seats on The Florida Bar Board of Governors have been decided in runoff elections. Winning two-year terms on the board are Jeremy C. Branning, First Circuit, Seat 1, and Jordan Dresnick, Eleventh Circuit, Seat 3. Branning outpolled Joseph Passeretti, 272-163, and Dresnick outpolled Patrick Montoya, 1,692-1,577. They will take office June 15,…

SIX WIN ELECTION; FOUR FACE RUNOFFS FOR FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEATS; YLD BOARD OF GOVERNORS OUT-OF-STATE ELECTION HAS WINNER

March 26th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – In eight contested Florida Bar Board of Governors elections, six candidates won election outright. In two races, four candidates will be in runoff elections to be decided in April. The Young Lawyers Division Out-of-State Board of Governors election also produced a winner. Bruce W. Robinson (Third Circuit, Seat 1); Michael Fox Orr (Fourth…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

February 6th, 2018

Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Florida that handles matters of bar admission. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend nine nominees for three lawyer…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE SUPREME COURT’S COMMISSION ON PROFESSIONALISM & CIVILITY

February 6th, 2018

Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism & Civility: Two lawyers to serve four-year terms on this 23-member commission commencing July 1, 2018. The Commission acts as a steering and long-range planning commission for the creation and implementation of programs promoting the ideals and values of justice within the legal system, and to instill those ideals of…