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2022 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE

September 20th, 2021

Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2022. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of…

REPORTER’S WORKSHOP SESSION: COVERING PUBLIC RECORDS AND THE COURTS

September 15th, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom The Florida Bar Media & Communications Law Committee with the Florida Supreme Court is hosting a free Reporters’ Workshop session that will give journalists insight into gaining access to public judicial records and the courts. The session will focus on changes to Rule 2.420 of the Judicial…

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

August 31st, 2021

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six lawyers, one from each state appellate district, and one at-large member to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2022. 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…

JENNIFER KRELL DAVIS NAMED NEW DIRECTOR OF THE FLORIDA BAR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

August 16th, 2021

Jennifer Krell Davis has been named the new director of The Florida Bar Communications Department. Davis steps up to her new role after serving five years as the Bar’s deputy director of communications under long-time Director Francine Andia Walker, who recently retired after 21 years with the Bar. In that position, Davis was instrumental in…

NOMINATE A FLORIDA LAWYER FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO SERVICE

August 6th, 2021

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 deadline for all categories is Friday, October 8, 2021, no later than…

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…