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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…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS A PUBLIC MEMBER TO SERVE ON ITS GOVERNING BOARD

December 2nd, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Continuing its practice of public involvement, The Florida Bar seeks a new nonlawyer to serve on its governing board. Since 1987, two public members have served on the Bar’s 52-member governing board, after the Supreme Court of Florida approved the organization’s request to have nonlawyer representation on the board. Only 12 other state…

JANET VARNELL IS 2019 FLORIDA BAR CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR

October 31st, 2019

Janet Varnell of Lady Lake is the recipient of the 2019 Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award given by The Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee. The award will be presented to Varnell on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Orlando by Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Varnell…

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 15 FOR BOARD TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

October 30th, 2019

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, 2020. 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…

FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES NEWLY ENHANCED LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

February 11th, 2019

The improved online platform provides a reliable, easy-to-use way to connect with more than 600 Florida attorneys at no cost When searching for a lawyer, the hardest part is often knowing where to start. Fortunately, help is available for Florida consumers in need of legal assistance. The Florida Bar has launched a newly enhanced online…

COMMITTEE SEEKS MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT

February 5th, 2019

Members of the public are invited to apply on or before March 22, 2019, 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…

LAWYER APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

February 5th, 2019

Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 24, 2019, meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the…