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

May 1st, 2024

The deadline has been extended for nominations for 2024 The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. Submit nominations before the new May 10, 2024 entry deadline. The first-place award recipients for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash prize…

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2023-2024 FLORIDA BAR HIGH SCHOOL APPELLATE BRIEF WRITING & MOOT COURT COMPETITION

April 5th, 2024

TALLAHASSEE – The final rounds of the 2023-2024 Florida Bar High School Appellate Brief Writing & Moot Court Competition were held in Tallahassee on April 2-3. The competition is conducted by The Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee and Appellate Practice Section. The two-part program offered a unique opportunity to learn about the appellate process and what…

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

March 11th, 2024

Nominations are now open for 2024 The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. Submit nominations before the April 30, 2024 entry deadline. The first-place award recipients for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash prize of $500, a plaque and travel…

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

December 18th, 2023

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 18 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; four unopposed candidates will serve as the new board member in the 9th, 14th, 15th and 20th circuits; and two seats in the 13th and 17th circuits have contested elections. In…

The Florida Bar Announces Annual High School Appellate Brief Writing & Moot Court Competition

October 17th, 2023

~ Event gives students opportunity to participate in realistic court scenario ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar today announced the commencement of its annual High School Appellate Brief Writing & Moot Court Competition, an event that provides high school students in Florida with a unique and enriching experience in the world of law and…

152 LAWYERS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION

September 8th, 2023

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 152 lawyers who recently earned Florida Bar board certification, which recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are “Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise.” Florida’s legal ranks currently include…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2023 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

September 5th, 2023

TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 32nd  Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Nov. 6 and 7. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the courts and legal reporting or new to Florida. The workshop is presented by The Florida…

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS AT DECEMBER BOARD MEETING

September 1st, 2023

Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference (Middle District): One attorney delegate to represent the Middle District of Florida, to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2024.  The biennial conference consists of educational opportunities and meetings (by state) on matters of mutual concern.  The Florida Bar’s three delegates contribute to planning and organizing an event during the…

2023 WINNERS OF THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA

August 23rd, 2023

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar recently recognized the winners of the 2023 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida. The 2023 award recipients 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 were…

NOMINATE A FLORIDA LAWYER FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO SERVICE

August 21st, 2023

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 Wednesday,…