On November 13, 2003, the Supreme Court of Florida adopted new rules which allow lawyers to provide limited legal services to their clients in family law cases. Amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure (Unbundled Legal Services), 860 So. 2d 394 (Fla. 2003). In adopting the rules, the Court ordered The Florida Bar ‘to monitor the implementation of the rule and any difficulties that arise, and report back to [the] Court within two years from the effective date of [the] amendments with recommendations for improvements or changes, if any.’ Id. at 402. As a result, President Johnson appointed the Unbundled Legal Services Monitoring Committee. The Committee’s report was accepted by the Board of Governors on April 8, 2005, and filed with the Supreme Court of Florida on April 11, 2005. The report and appendices are listed below for review.
Report of the Unbundled Legal Services Monitoring Committee – March 3, 2005