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PARKER THOMSON AWARDS HONOR JOURNALISTS AT VIRTUAL CEREMONY

August 3rd, 2020

The 2020 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida were presented in a video during the Virtual 2020 Florida Press Association Awards Presentation. The awards are presented by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee in recognition of outstanding journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Judges…

THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RESOURCES FOR VOTERS ON JUDICIAL CANDIDATES NOW AVAILABLE

July 21st, 2020

[THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RECURSOS PARA LOS VOTANTES ACERCA DE CANDIDATOS JUDICIALES AHORA DISPONIBLE EN EL SITIO WEB DE THE FLORIDA BAR] Want to know more about the local judicial candidates appearing on your August primary ballot? Wondering about Florida’s merit retention elections for appellate judges? The Florida Bar provides a wealth of information…

THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RECURSOS PARA LOS VOTANTES ACERCA DE CANDIDATOS JUDICIALES AHORA DISPONIBLE EN EL SITIO WEB DE THE FLORIDA BAR.

July 21st, 2020

¿Quiere saber más sobre los candidatos judiciales que aparecerán en la boleta de las elecciones primarias en agosto?  ¿Desea saber sobre las elecciones de retención por mérito de los jueces de cortes de apelaciones? El Colegio de Abogados de la Florida (The Florida Bar) ha proporcionado una gran cantidad de información como parte de su…

FLORIDA BAR FAST-TRACKS LAUNCH OF LAWYERS HELPLINE TO COMBAT STRESSORS CAUSED BY COVID-19

April 30th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar is providing a new member benefit and moving up the launch by two months to help lawyers deal with the stresses caused by the global pandemic. The confidential Florida Lawyers Helpline will go live on May 1 as a 24/7 free service benefiting Bar members who are feeling overwhelmed. It…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING

April 14th, 2020

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational telephonic meeting Friday, April 17, at 3 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public, and the public may attend by calling: Dial-in Number: 866-453-5550 PIN: 5859940 ### About The Florida Bar Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the…

DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN TO APPLY FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS PUBLIC MEMBER SEAT

April 13th, 2020

Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 30 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 have…

The Florida Bar Expands Online Legal Clinic In Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

April 8th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida Bar has announced the temporary expansion of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic that will aid qualifying members of the public as they navigate the unforeseen legal impacts that arise as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The online clinic, a cooperative effort between The Florida Bar and…

Nominations Deadline Extended Until May 1 for the Parker Thomson Media Awards

April 6th, 2020

The nominations deadline for the Parker Thomson Media Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida has been extended until May 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. Each year, The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee hosts the awards to honor exceptional journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Any newspaper, radio station, blog, television station,…

Tanner next in line for Bar President; four circuit board seats decided

March 24th, 2020

Attorney Mike Tanner of Jacksonville has been elected president-elect designate of The Florida Bar. Tanner won over fellow Board of Governors member Renee Thompson, receiving 8,647 votes to Thompson’s 8,558. Tanner will become president-elect in June 2020 when Dori Foster-Morales of Miami is installed as president. Four board circuit seats were also decided: 4th Circuit,…

Nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards For Outstanding Journalism – SUSPENDED

March 19th, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is suspending nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards. The original April 3 deadline will be extended to a later date that will be announced in the near future. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60…