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Rules & Standards

Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar contain — among other topics — the Bylaws of The Florida Bar organization, the Rules of Discipline, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and other chapters on specific regulatory topics.

Florida Rules of Court Procedure: Florida Rules of Court Procedure arranged by area of law.

Florida Standard Jury Instructions: Standard Jury Instructions for each type — Civil, Contract and Business, Criminal, and Jimmy Ryce (Involuntary Civil Commitment) cases — are prepared by the Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions Committees and provided for your use.

Standing Board Policies: Operational policies of The Florida Bar.

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Standards for Lawyer Sanctions: Bar counsel, referees and the Florida Supreme Court follow these standards before recommending or imposing discipline.

Regulation of Lawyer Conduct: Processing and investigation of inquiries and complaints are a basic responsibility of the Bar as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court. The Bar serves to protect the public from unethical lawyers.

Unlicensed Practice: The Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) program was established by the Supreme Court of Florida to protect the public against harm caused by unlicensed individuals practicing law.