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The Florida Bar Launches Educational Initiative to Help Floridians Navigate Life’s Legal Moments

November 29th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar today announced the launch of Life’s Legal Moments, a new educational initiative to help Floridians understand when and how to access legal counsel – offering valuable guidance on navigating critical moments when life moments necessitate retaining counsel to evaluate and help handle matters so Floridians can protect themselves and…

*SPECIAL ALERT*  The Florida Bar Activates Lawyer Disciplinary Hotline due to Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian

November 14th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– The Florida Bar is activating its new Disciplinary Hotline with the impact of Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian across the state. Floridians should call 833-979-8225 to report allegations of professional misconduct and unlawful solicitation by lawyers in the wake of Hurricane Nicole, and Hurricane Ian last month. Any contact by a lawyer…

The Florida Bar Re-Launches Voter Education Initiative for 2022 Election

November 1st, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar has relaunched their voter education initiative for 2022, The Vote’s in Your Court, to help educate voters about merit retention elections and the crucial role judges play in the state’s justice system. The initiative features The Guide for Florida Voters, a nonpartisan resource to assist voters in understanding judges…

THE FLORIDA BAR SHARES LEGAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IAN

October 4th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Florida recovers from Hurricane Ian, The Florida Bar is providing essential information and guidance for those affected by the storm. The safety and security of all Floridians are of the utmost concern –– the Bar urges everyone to prioritize safety and follow any instructions set by local enforcement agencies. The Florida…

FLORIDA BAR POLL ON UPCOMING MERIT RETENTION ELECTIONS

September 21st, 2022

A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of five state Supreme Court justices and 28 appellate court judges indicates support for all to be retained. Results showed recommendations for retention ranging from 86 percent to 59 percent approval. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

July 20th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 31st  Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 19 and 20. 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…

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

July 19th, 2022

[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 19th, 2022

¿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…

2022 WINNERS OF THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA

July 7th, 2022

Winners of the 2022 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida. Winners are represented in three categories, print, radio 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 August 4-5, 2022, Florida…

CRAIG WATERS WINS SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

July 5th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – Craig Waters, former communications director of the Florida Supreme Court, who retired in February after 35 years of service, received the Susan Spencer-Wendel Award for Lifetime Achievement on Friday from The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee for his contributions in support of transparency and public access to the Florida Supreme Court…