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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,…

The Florida Bar to Provide Members with Access to Nota’s Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Management Platform at No Cost

June 26th, 2023

Nota’s financial management platform will help lawyers manage trust accounts and avoid costly mistakes The Florida Bar has announced that Nota – a financial platform that helps small law firms and solo lawyers manage trust accounts and adhere to accounting requirements – has been added to The Florida Bar’s Member Benefits lineup. Bar members are…

The Florida Bar Honors 50-Year Members and Senior Counselors

June 16th, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar will host a luncheon to honor attorneys and senior counselors for 50 years of service and dedication to the practice of law during the Annual Florida Bar Convention on Friday, June 23, at 12:30 p.m. at The Boca Raton resort hotel in Boca Raton. Other veteran lawyers will also…

The Florida Bar To Hold 2023 Annual Florida Bar Convention In Boca Raton

June 16th, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The installation of Sarasota attorney F. Scott Westheimer as The Florida Bar’s 75th president and Miami attorney Roland Sanchez-Medina as president-elect will highlight the 2023 Annual Florida Bar Convention, to be held in Boca Raton on June 21-24. The convention, including the General Assembly, seminars, committee meetings, and social functions, will take…

The Florida Bar to Swear in New President and President-Elect

June 16th, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sarasota attorney F. Scott Westheimer will be sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 75th president and Miami attorney Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr. will become president-elect during the 2023 Annual Florida Bar Convention next week. The installation of the two top officers will be featured during the General Assembly on June 23 at 9…

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

May 4th, 2023

The entry deadline for 2023 The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award has been extended to May 26, 2023.  Submit nominations on The Florida Bar’s website. The first-place award recipients for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash…

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2022-2023 FLORIDA BAR HIGH SCHOOL APPELLATE BRIEF WRITING & MOOT COURT COMPETITION

May 4th, 2023

TALLAHASSEE – The final rounds of the 2022-2023 Florida Bar High School Appellate Brief Writing & Moot Court Competition were held in Tallahassee on May 2-3. The two-part program offered a unique opportunity to learn about the appellate process and what it is like to present a case in a true-to-life court experience. Students participating…