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

July 21st, 2020

[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 21st, 2020

¿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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…