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July 15, 2017
Proposed board action

Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items at its July 21, 2017, Board of Governors meeting in Miami. This is governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. If approved by the board, most of these amendments must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. Additionally, non-substantive edits to conform to the Supreme Court style guide are not always noted in the summary. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments, email [email protected] or call Kelly Berglund at 850-561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication.

RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR

First Reading

Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline

RULE 3-7.15 amendments

The rule is eliminated as duplicative of revised Rule 1-12.1 and Standing Board Policy 1.60.

Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs

RULE 6-27.3 Minimum Standards

Within subdivision (c)(2), increases the maximum allowed substantial involvement points from 28 to 32 points. Within subdivision (c)(2)(D), adds language to include complaints performed as lead attorney filed with state or federal government agencies as substantial involvement activities. Within subdivision (c)(3), increases the maximum allowed substantial involvement points from 21 to 30 points. Within subdivision (c)(3)(C), adds language to clarify that applicants may submit multiples of all types of activities within the subdivision. Within subdivision (c)(4), increases the maximum allowed substantial involvement points from 20 to 30. Within subdivision (c)(4)(A), adds language to include additional practical experience actions worth 2 points each.

[Revised: 11-07-2017]