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Notices

Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items for first reading or final action at its May 24 Board of Governors meeting in West Palm Beach. This is governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. If approved by the board, most of these amendments must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. Additionally, non-substantive edits to conform to the Supreme Court style guide are not noted in the summary. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments, email [email protected] or call Kelly Smith at 850-561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication.

FINAL ACTION

RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR

Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct

RULE 4-7.13 DECEPTIVE AND INHERENTLY MISLEADING ADVERTISEMENTS

Adds a new subdivision to (b) and comment prohibiting a lawyer or law firm from using the name of another lawyer or law firm in a way that makes it seem as though the other lawyer or law firm is affiliated with the advertising lawyer or law firm or that misleads a person searching for a particular lawyer or law firm, or for information regarding a particular lawyer or law firm, to unknowingly contact a different lawyer or law firm.

FIRST READING

Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct

RULE 4-1.10 IMPUTATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; GENERAL RULE

Within the third paragraph of the comment under “Definition of ‘firm,’” changes a rule reference from 4-1.11(c)(1) to 4-1.11(d).

Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs

RULE 6-29.2 DEFINITIONS (Standards for Juvenile Law – Trial Definition)

Adds clarifying language to subdivision (b) regarding what constitutes exceptions to the rule for consolidated cases in initial certification.

Chapter 23 Registered Online Service Provider Program

Creates a new chapter of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that provides requirements for online service providers to voluntarily register with The Florida Bar, permissible and prohibited communications, required disclosures to consumers, charges, and how registration is granted and revoked.

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