2015 Annual Florida Bar Convention
Join your colleagues at the 65th Annual Florida Bar Convention June 24- 27, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. We hope you plan to attend the multiple CLE opportunities, Section and Committee meetings and special events including Judicial Luncheon and All Member Reception. Make your hotel reservations now at www.floridabar.org/annualconvention. Deadline approaching for Florida Bar Annual Convention Sponsor & Exhibitors.
Vote for The Florida Bar Board of Governors & YLD Board of Governors
Ballots for contested elections in the 7th Circuit and 11th circuit for Board of Governors, and in the 9th, 11th, 13th, 15th and 17th circuits for the Young Lawyers Board of Governors have been emailed or mailed to those eligible to vote. Bar members may vote online or by paper ballot. Instructions for electronic voting were included with the e-ballots and paper ballots. Votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) March 23rd. Candidates' platform statements are in the March 1 issue of The Florida Bar News.
2015 Legislative Session
The Florida Bar will again work to uphold our legal system and our courts as essential to the functioning of our democracy. Follow the legislative session via the Bar’s website where details on the issues and weekly updates will be posted.
The Florida Bar Journal
The March issue of The Florida Bar Journal is now available online, featuring articles on:
- Liability insurance and the "eight" corners rule
- Ch. 415 claims against hospitals
- First-party uninsured motorist bad-faith doctrine
- The Florida Bar's new Practice Resource Institute
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- 15th Circuit - due March 20
The Florida Bar News
The March 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- Lawmakers talking civil legal access.
- Help for lawyers thinking about suicide.
- ‘Legal futurist’ to highlight Bar’s Annual Convention.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
- Committee Seeks Non Lawyer Applicants for Board of Bar Examiners Seat - Deadline, March 27.
- May Appointments - Two Florida Board of Bar Examiner Lawyer Vacancies - Deadline, March 27.
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Daily News Summary
LEGAL COMMUNITY HOLDS EVENTS TO INSPIRE YOUNG LAW PROFESSIONALSSouth Florida's legal community banded together for two events designed to empower aspiring young minority professionals in celebration of B...
JUSTICE IN BROWARD COMES WITH PRICE TAGColumn by Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein. He writes, "It is time to put an end to the standard bond schedule used in Brow...
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT PUBLICLY REPRIMANDS POLK COUNTY JUDGE SUSAN BARBER FLOODThe Florida Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Polk County Judge Susan Barber Flood on Thursday [March 5], stating her personal relationship...