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SAFETY TASK FORCE CREATED BY THE REAL PROPERTY, PROBATE AND TRUST LAW SECTION

July 6th, 2021

“The Section sends its thoughts and prayers to the individuals and families affected by the Surfside condominium building collapse,” said The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section Chair Bob Swaine.  In response to the tragic events, the Section’s Condominium and Planned Development Committee has created a Condominium Law and Policy on Life…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS

July 1st, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from May 19, 2021, to June 24, 2021 The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 21 attorneys, disbarring two, suspending ten, revoking the licenses of one, and reprimanding six. Five attorneys were placed on probation…

2021 WINNERS OF THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA

June 14th, 2021

Winners of the 2021 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida. Winners are represented in two categories, print and television. Award recipients receive $500 for first place; second-place honorees receive $250. All honorees and their media outlets receive plaques. The winners will be highlighted in a video during the 2021 Florida Press Association…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO SWEAR IN NEW PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT

June 7th, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, FLA – The Florida Bar will welcome new leadership when Jacksonville attorney Michael G. Tanner is sworn in as the Bar’s 73rd president and West Palm Beach attorney Gary S. Lesser becomes president-elect during the Bar’s hybrid 2021 Annual Convention on June 9-11. Mike Tanner, who practices with Gunster in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, has…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD 2021 ANNUAL CONVENTION AS HYBRID EVENT

June 3rd, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, FLA – Jacksonville attorney Michael G. Tanner will be sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 73rd president and West Palm Beach attorney Gary Lesser becomes president-elect at the hybrid 2021 Annual Florida Bar Convention, to be held June 9-11. The in-person events, including the General Assembly and social functions, will take place at the…

REGISTRATION FOR THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 2021 REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP WEB SERIES IS NOW OPEN

May 10th, 2021

The first webinar in the Reporters’ Workshop Web Series “Covering Trials After a Pandemic” will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 11:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M. This webinar present by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is free and open to all members of the media.  Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7QtdGUleQOuLILiLoyzCxQ For…

FLORIDA BAR WILL HONOR NEARLY 850 50- AND 51-YEAR MEMBERS AT LUNCHEON

May 4th, 2021

The Florida Bar will honor 447 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, 398 attorneys from the law school class of 1970, who were unable to be recognized at a luncheon last…

FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES FINAL 2021 ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

April 23rd, 2021

TALLAHASSEE – One seat on The Florida Bar Board of Governors has been decided in a runoff election. Winning a two-year term on the board is Michael J. Gelfand, Fifteenth Circuit, Seat 4. Gelfand outpolled Manual Farach, 946-802. He will take office June 11, 2021. Ballots were sent to eligible attorneys in the contested circuit….

WEST PALM BEACH ATTORNEY GARY S. LESSER ELECTED FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE

March 23rd, 2021

TALLAHASSEE – Longtime Florida Bar leader and West Palm Beach attorney Gary S. Lesser has been elected as President-elect Designate of The Florida Bar. Lesser will be sworn in as president-elect at the Annual Florida Bar Convention on June 11, when current President-elect Michael Tanner, of Jacksonville, becomes president. Lesser will serve as president for…

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

March 8th, 2021

Nominations are now open for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The entry deadline is April 5, 2021. Submit entries here. The first-place award recipient for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash prize of $500, a plaque…