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THE JAN. 1 BAR NEWS: FOSTER-MORALES BECOMES BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE, HURRICANE MICHAEL RECOVERY EFFORTS, ETHICS OPINION REGARDING FOR-PROFIT QUALIFYING PROVIDERS

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The January 1 issue of The Florida Bar News is now available with stories including:

Dori Foster-Morales becoming the Bar’s president-elect designate.
The Miami family law attorney, a veteran Board of Governors member who leads the high-profile Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, was certified as the Bar’s next president-elect.

How Hurricane Michael recovery efforts are going, particularly those requiring lawyers.
Declaring that “this is our new normal,” ABA President Bob Carlson came to Tallahassee on Dec. 11 to find out how Hurricane Michael recovery efforts, particularly those requiring lawyers, are going.

The approval of an ethics advisory opinion regarding for-profit qualifying providers, otherwise known as lawyer referral services, and related payment methods.
At a Dec. 14 meeting in Naples, the Board of Governors acted on Proposed Advisory Opinion 18-1, “Payments to Qualifying Providers/Lawyer Referral Services.”