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Bar Rule Opinions

February 29, 2024
Case No. SC2023-1412. In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Continuing Legal Education. On February 29, 2024, the Supreme Court of Florida adopted amendments to various rules regarding to continuing legal education related to the Supreme Court of Florida’s amendments to Rule 6-10.3 in SC2023-0884.

September 7, 2023
Case No. SC2022-1293. In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Chapters 3 and 14. On September 7, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida adopted amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Chapters 3 (Rules of Discipline) and 14 (Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration) at the bar’s request. The amendments are effective November 6, 2023.

August 31, 2023
Case No. SC2023-0108. In Re: Amendments to Rule Regulating The Florida Bar – Rule 3-5.2. The Supreme Court of Florida on its own motion adopted amendments to Rule 3-5.2(a)(1): “The fact that a lawyer has been charged with a felony by an indictment or information in state or federal court may, for the purposes of this rule, constitute clear and convincing evidence that the lawyer’s continued practice of law would cause great public harm when such felony charge alleges conduct reflecting adversely on the lawyer’s fitness to practice law.” The amendments are effective October 30, 2023.

August 9, 2023
Case No. SC19-2077. In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Chapter 23 Registered Online Service Provider Program. On August 9, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida dismissed the case at the bar’s request.

July 6, 2023
Case No. SC2023-0884. In re: Code for Resolving Professionalism Referrals and Amendments to Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.3. The court adopted amendments requested by the Special Committee for the Review of Professionalism in Florida with modifications. The Code for Resolving Professionalism Referrals and the amendments to the Professionalism Expectations are effective immediately. The amendments to Bar Rule 6-10.3 are effective January 8, 2024.

June 22, 2023
Case No. SC2022-1294. In Re: Amendments To Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Subchapter 4-7 Information About Legal Services. On June 22, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida adopted amendments to the advertising rules in subchapter 4-7 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar at the bar’s request, effective August 21, 2023.

June 1, 2023
Case No. SC2023-0007. In re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Bylaws 2-3.6 and 2-4.6. On June 1, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Bylaws 2-3.6 and 2-4.6 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar at the bar’s request with modifications. The amendments account for electronic voting during elections for positions on the bar’s board of governors.

March 16, 2023
Case No. SC2022-1292. In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Miscellaneous. On March 16, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida adopted numerous amendments to miscellaneous Rules Regulating The Florida Bar at the bar’s request, effective May 15, 2023.


Bar Rule Petitions Filed (Pending)

January 5, 2024
On January 5, 2024, The Florida Bar filed four petitions with the Supreme Court of Florida. These items constitute the bar’s filing of most rules changes approved by the board since October 3, 2022. Three petitions contain rules from a specific chapter. The miscellaneous petition contains rules from Chapters 1, 2, 8, 11, and 20.

SC24-0032 In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Chapter 4

SC24-0031 In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Chapter 6

SC24-0030 In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Misc.

SC24-0029 In re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Chapter 3


Opinions

Florida Supreme Court opinions issued starting in 2023 are available by searching the Florida Appellate Case Information System.


Oral Arguments

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Filing Comments on Existing Rules Petitions

If you are filing comments with the Supreme Court of Florida in an existing rules case, you must file using the statewide e-portal pursuant to R. Jud. Admin. 2.516.


Rules Regulating The Florida Bar

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