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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…

LAWYER APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

February 5th, 2019

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, 2019, meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the…

Special Appointments: FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES TWO VACANCIES – Dec. 7

October 24th, 2018

The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its Feb. 8, 2019, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2022. The 33-member Board of Directors administers Florida’s IOTA program. Directors shall…

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLORIDA HURRICANE MICHAEL SURVIVORS

October 15th, 2018

A legal aid hotline is now available for Hurricane Michael survivors in Florida who cannot pay for an attorney: 1-866-550-2929. The hotline operates through a partnership including The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Both English and Spanish voicemail recordings give instructions…

Hurricane Michael: The Florida Bar Shares Legal Resources and Information Ahead of the Storm

October 9th, 2018

Tallahassee, FL –  As Northwest Florida continues preparations in advance of Hurricane Michael, The Florida Bar wants to share essential information and guidance for those who may be affected by the storm.  The safety and security of all Floridians is the utmost concern, which is why the Bar urges everyone to take precaution and follow…

Special Appointments: THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE IN DECEMBER – Nov. 9

September 24th, 2018

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Five lawyers, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2019. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 11 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and 11 realtors appointed by…

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…