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Special Committee on Technologies Affecting the Practice of Law
Mission & Purpose: The special committee will review and analyze current and evolving technologies offered (or likely to be offered) in the marketplace that are impacting or may impact the practice of law. These technologies may provide a means to address gaps in access to civil justice and may provide new opportunities for attorneys to provide representation to clients. These technologies are generally unregulated (or under regulated) presenting a variety of unique challenges and raising concerns regarding the protection of the public. The special committee will analyze these and other considerations and may make recommendations, including any rule amendments, to The Florida Bar Board of Governors. As part of its consideration, the committee will inform and seek input from Florida Bar members and may engage and confer with experts.
The special committee recommended adoption of Chapter 23 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
Hawkins Commission on Review of the Discipline System (Completed May 2012)
Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services (July 2012)
Committee to Study the Decline in Jury Trials (Dec. 2011)
Special Committee on Medical Lien Resolution (Completed May 2010)
Special Committee on Website Advertising (Completed June 2007)
Unbundled Legal Services Monitoring Committee (Completed June 2005)
Multijurisdictional Practice of Law (Completed June 2004)
Unbundled Legal Services (Completed Oct. 2001)