Updates to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar
January 4, 2019
Case No. SC18-1683, In re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar – Biennial Petition. The Supreme Court of Florida approved most of the changes proposed by The Florida Bar in its biennial petition on January 4, 2019, effective March 5, 2019.
July 19, 2018
Case Number SC18-158, In Re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar And the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar–Military Spouse Rules. On July 19, 2018, the Supreme Court of Florida issued an order adopting Chapter 21 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar allowing admission to The Florida Bar for lawyers admitted in other states whose spouses are stationed in Florida. Effective September 17, 2018.
May 25, 2018
Case No. SC17-1965. In Re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 3-4.3, 3-5.3, an d 4-3.1. On May 25, 2018, the Supreme Court of Florida issued an order dismissing the petition submitted by Florida Bar members to amend Rules 3-4.3, 3-5.3 and 4-3.1 to address discipline regarding frivolous actions. The Florida Bar opposed the proposal.
Bar Rule Petitions Filed (Pending)
Case No. SC18-2019, In re: Amendments to Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 4- 7.14. The Florida Bar filed a petition to amend Rule 4-7.14 addressing the use of “specialist,” “expert” and other variations of those terms by lawyers and law firms that are not board certified on December 5, 2018.
Case No. SC18-881. In re: Amendments to Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 4- 7.22. At the Supreme Court of Florida’s direction, The Florida Bar file amendments to Rule 4-7.22 that would prohibit qualifying providers from referring to multiple professionals from the same incident.
To view all proposed amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar or the Florida Rules of Court Procedure, visit the Supreme Court website .
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. The e-portal is at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/