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Bar Election Results

Suskauer president-elect designate of The Florida BarWest Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer has been chosen as president-elect designate of The Florida Bar and will begin her term as Bar president in June 2018.

Additional election results for the 8th, 13th and 20th circuits are in the News Release.

 

Executive Director Position

Indications of interest in the Executive Director position are due Friday, March 31. The advertisement with a link to the job description is posted here.

 

PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT

Statement by Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr., regarding proposed federal defunding of Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

The Florida Bar News

The Bar is upgrading to a new portalThe April 1 Bar News is now available with stories including: 

 

  • The Judicial Branch’s funding priorities. 
  • The Bar’s new online pro bono program. 
  • A lawyer working to save shelter dogs.

 

TECH TIPS

Learn how to Use Fastcase's 'Explore Case Relationships' feature ...  For additional information on this tip and others, visit the Tech Tips page. 

 

WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE

A busy third week of the legislative session includes cuts to the courts in two budget exercises. Details in the weekly legislative session update.

Judicial Vacancies

Miami-Dade County Court: Deadline, April 20
Miami-Dade Circuit Court: Deadline, April 20

 

President' s Video Message

In his latest President's Video Message, President Bill Schifino assures Bar members who face challenges in the business of law and their legal practices that they are not alone. The Florida Bar provides a myriad of business and practice assistance programs, services, and member benefits and discounts. 

Bar Journal

April 2017 Florida Bar JournalThe April issue of The Florida Bar Journal and digital edition are now available online, featuring articles on:

  • Computing economic damages in wrongful death and personal injury cases
  • Animal hoarding
  • The Collaborative Law Process Act

 

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention

Join your colleagues and friends at the 67th Annual Florida Bar Convention June 21-24, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Make plans to attend - there will be many CLE opportunities, Section and Committee meetings, luncheons and special events including Judicial Luncheon, All Member Reception, Alumni Receptions and more.  Make your hotel reservations now! Our special group rate will be available until May 31st or until the group block is sold-out. Registration Opens in April.

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