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Bar Reports and Publications from Sunset Committees

2020

Task Force on the Distribution of IOTA Funds

The Task Force on the Distribution of IOTA Funds was created October 24, 2019 to examine whether rule 5-1.1(g) should be amended to better ensure the most effective use of interest on Trust Accounts funds. The task force submitted its recommendations to the Supreme Court of Florida by final report (14MB) dated September 15, 2020.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON NON-VOTING BOARD APPOINTMENTS

This special committee reviewed Florida Bar Standing Board Policy 1.20-Board Meetings (d) State, Voluntary or Local Bar Associations or Groups to ensure diverse representation and inclusion in the Board’s deliberations from all groups of which the Florida Bar could benefit. The special committee issued a final report.

2019

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.

2018

Final Report of Special Committee on Child and Parent Representation

2017

Special Committee on Gender Bias Final Report

2016

Vision 2016 Commission Comprehensive Study of the Future Practice of Law and Special Committee on Legal Education

2013

Task Force to Study Enhancement of Diversity in the Judiciary and on the JNCs

2012

Hawkins Commission on Review of the Discipline System (Completed May 2012)

Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services (July 2012)

2011

Committee to Study the Decline in Jury Trials (Dec. 2011)

2010

Special Committee on Medical Lien Resolution (Completed May 2010)

2007

Special Committee on Website Advertising (Completed June 2007)

2006

Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation (Completed June 2006)

Special Committee on Amendment 3 (Completed June 2006)

Special Committee to Study Paralegal Regulation (Completed June 2006)

Special Committee to Review the ABA Model Rules (Completed June 2006)

2005

Unbundled Legal Services Monitoring Committee (Completed June 2005)

2003

Multijurisdictional Practice of Law (Completed October 2003)

2002

Special Commission on MDP / Ancillary Business (Completed June 2002)

Special Commission on Insurance Practices II (Completed June 2002)

Unbundled Legal Services Special Committee II (Completed June 2002): On August 16, 2002 the Board of Governors adopted the report and recommendations of the Unbundled Legal Services Special Committee II. The report was filed with the Supreme Court of Florida on September 1, 2002.

Commission on the Legal Needs of Children (Completed June 2002)

2001

Unbundled Legal Services (Completed Oct. 2001)

2000

Special Committee on Multidisciplinary Practice (work completed June 2000)

Go to the Special Committees and Commissions page for active committees and commissions studying various issues.