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A CALL FOR ENTRIES ISSUED FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD– DEADLINE JULY 31

July 11th, 2018

The call for entries is out for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Media & Communications Law Committee renamed the media awards as a tribute to Miami lawyer Parker Davidson Thomson’s countless contributions to media law….

INFORMATION ON JUDICIAL CANDIDATES AVAILABLE ON FLORIDA BAR’S WEBSITE

July 9th, 2018

Want to know more about the local judicial candidates who will appear on your ballot in August? Wondering what Florida’s lawyers think about the appeals court judges facing a merit retention vote? Online and in print, The Florida Bar provides a wealth of information as part of its initiative to educate Florida’s voters about judicial…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 13 ATTORNEYS

June 29th, 2018

Summaries of orders issued May 1-May 31, 2018 The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 13 attorneys — disbarring four, suspending five, and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys received more than one form of discipline. One was placed…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS

June 29th, 2017

Summaries of orders issued March 30 – May 25, 2017 The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 20 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking the licenses of seven, suspending six and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys received more than…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS

June 29th, 2017

Summaries of orders issued March 30 – May 25, 2017 The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 20 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking the licenses of seven, suspending six and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys received more than…

YOUNG LAWYER JENNIFER EDWARDS OF ST. PETERSBURG TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE − Jennifer Edwards of St. Petersburg (photo) is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 and who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented at…

JUDGE VIRGINIA BAKER NORTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – The Hon. Virginia Baker Norton (photo), an administrative judge with the Civil Division of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services,…

21 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 19

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by…

IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP OF FLORIDA TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A., of St. Petersburg will receive the 2017 Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation will be presented by Chief Justice…

MARK OLIVE TO RECEIVE 2017 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – Attorney Mark E. Olive (photo) of Tallahassee, who has devoted himself to the defense of death row inmates, is the recipient of the 2017 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the…