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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…

Nominations Open for the Parker Thomson Media Awards For Outstanding Journalism

March 5th, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is seeking nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards. Qualified entries highlight the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Any newspaper, radio station, blog, television station, wire service or online-only publication located in Florida is eligible to enter. Entries must have been published or…

NOMINATING PETITIONS SOUGHT FOR FOURTH CIRCUIT SEAT ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

January 15th, 2020

Executive Director Joshua E. Doyle has announced a vacancy on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar due to the resignation of Fourth Circuit board member Michael G. Tanner. Tanner was finishing out a two-year term on the board. The office commences on June 19 and continues for a term ending June 25, 2021,…

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

December 17th, 2019

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 17 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; three unopposed candidates will serve as new board members in the 3rd, 7th and 13th circuits; and four seats in the 1st, 11th and 17th circuits have contested elections. In addition, two members…