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HUDGINS TO JOIN BOARD OF GOVERNORS AS NEW PUBLIC MEMBER

May 3rd, 2019

Joseph “Jody” Hudgins, a banker from Sarasota, will join The Florida Bar Board of Governors as a public member. He was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court on May 1 and will be sworn in for a two-year term on June 28 during The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton. A senior executive vice…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ONE LAWYER POSITION

April 22nd, 2019

Applications are being sought to fill a lawyer vacancy on the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.  The appointee will serve a four-year term beginning July 1. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the 12th Circuit JNC.  Commissioners are…

APRIL 19 DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING: CALL FOR ENTRIES ISSUED FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

April 16th, 2019

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 new 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…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ONE LAWYER POSITION

April 12th, 2019

Applications are being sought to fill a lawyer vacancy on the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.  The appointee will serve a four-year term beginning July 1. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the 12th Circuit JNC.  Commissioners are…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 26 – APPLICATIONS FOR FLORIDA LAWYERS ASSISTANCE, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ POSITIONS

April 4th, 2019

Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors:  Three lawyers and two non-lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1, 2019. This 15-member Board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers. Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment or…

DEADLINE EXTENDED: CALL FOR ENTRIES ISSUED FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD– DEADLINE APRIL 19

March 29th, 2019

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 new 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…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 28 – APPLICATIONS FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS LAWYER VACANCIES

March 26th, 2019

Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 24 meeting.  The nominations will…

IT’S NOW EASIER FOR MILITARY SPOUSES TO PRACTICE LAW IN FLORIDA

March 4th, 2019

A recent rule change removed a major barrier for spouses of military personnel who wish to practice law in Florida. The first military spouse to be admitted to The Florida Bar under the new rule is Bailey L. McGowan, who was sworn in as a member of the bar on Jan. 31 and now works…

FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES NEWLY ENHANCED LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

February 11th, 2019

The improved online platform provides a reliable, easy-to-use way to connect with more than 600 Florida attorneys at no cost When searching for a lawyer, the hardest part is often knowing where to start. Fortunately, help is available for Florida consumers in need of legal assistance. The Florida Bar has launched a newly enhanced online…

COMMITTEE SEEKS MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT

February 5th, 2019

Members of the public are invited to apply on or before March 22, 2019, for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public member to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board ensures that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar…