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MIAMI ATTORNEY ROLAND SANCHEZ-MEDINA, JR. ELECTED FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE

December 16th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr., a veteran Board of Governors member and past Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) president, has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar after being elected without opposition. Sanchez-Medina will be sworn in as president-elect at the Annual Florida Bar Convention on June 23, when current President-elect F. Scott…

FLORIDA BAR REPORTS ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PRESIDENT-ELECT

December 16th, 2022

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 16 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; three unopposed candidates will serve as the new board member in the 2nd, 9th and 15th circuits; and three seats in the 11th, 17th and out-of-state circuits have contested elections. In…

The Florida Bar Launches Educational Initiative to Help Floridians Navigate Life’s Legal Moments

November 29th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar today announced the launch of Life’s Legal Moments, a new educational initiative to help Floridians understand when and how to access legal counsel – offering valuable guidance on navigating critical moments when life moments necessitate retaining counsel to evaluate and help handle matters so Floridians can protect themselves and…

*SPECIAL ALERT*  The Florida Bar Activates Lawyer Disciplinary Hotline due to Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian

November 14th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– The Florida Bar is activating its new Disciplinary Hotline with the impact of Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian across the state. Floridians should call 833-979-8225 to report allegations of professional misconduct and unlawful solicitation by lawyers in the wake of Hurricane Nicole, and Hurricane Ian last month. Any contact by a lawyer…

The Florida Bar Re-Launches Voter Education Initiative for 2022 Election

November 1st, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar has relaunched their voter education initiative for 2022, The Vote’s in Your Court, to help educate voters about merit retention elections and the crucial role judges play in the state’s justice system. The initiative features The Guide for Florida Voters, a nonpartisan resource to assist voters in understanding judges…

THE FLORIDA BAR SHARES LEGAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IAN

October 4th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Florida recovers from Hurricane Ian, The Florida Bar is providing essential information and guidance for those affected by the storm. The safety and security of all Floridians are of the utmost concern –– the Bar urges everyone to prioritize safety and follow any instructions set by local enforcement agencies. The Florida…

FLORIDA BAR POLL ON UPCOMING MERIT RETENTION ELECTIONS

September 21st, 2022

A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of five state Supreme Court justices and 28 appellate court judges indicates support for all to be retained. Results showed recommendations for retention ranging from 86 percent to 59 percent approval. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about…

The Florida Bar Launches Civics Education Resource for Floridians and Civic Groups

September 15th, 2022

Updated Benchmarks program launches in time for Constitution Day TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar today launched its updated Benchmarks program, an initiative that provides civics education presentations to Florida community groups and encourages Florida lawyers to become advocates for civics education. The refreshed program is being unveiled ahead of Constitution Day, an annual observance…

DEADLINE EXTENDED: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

August 24th, 2022

The nomination deadline has been extended until close of business, Friday, August 26 TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 31st  Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 19 and 20. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the…

NOMINATE A FLORIDA LAWYER FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO SERVICE

August 15th, 2022

Nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which honor lawyers, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service as well as judges that have served the public as it relates to pro bono legal services is now open. The nomination forms are available on The Florida Bar’s website and must be submitted by Friday,…