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Regulating Professionalism

From codified expectations to Rules of Professional Conduct, The Florida Bar has many tools with which to promote and regulate professionalism.

Rules of Professional Conduct

Chapter 4 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar covers rules of professional conduct.

The Code for Resolving Professionalism Referrals

An informal peer-to-peer mentoring process for addressing instances of unprofessional conduct

Professionalism Expectations

Established by The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism

Oath of Admission

General principles guiding the practice of law that are sworn to upon admission to The Florida Bar

Guidelines for Professional Conduct

Direction to lawyers and judges concerning how lawyers should conduct themselves in all phases of trial practice.

Local Professionalism Panels

These local panels review complaints about attorneys’ perceived unprofessional behavior.

Creed of Professionalism

Intended to reflect core concepts of professionalism.

CLE Requirement

Interactive instruction focused on the meaning and application of professionalism in daily practice.