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The Florida Bar News
The August 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- What lawyers need to know about the new overtime rule.
- Bar leaders supporting #OrlandoUnited.
- The cost of e-filing going up.
Pay Annual Fees Online
Florida Bar members may pay 2016-17 fees, join sections and report pro bono hours online. After Aug. 15, a late fee will be charged.
Access to Justice Survey
The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice is seeking feedback from court users representing themselves in civil court. The Self-Represented Litigant Survey is anonymous and will be used to improve self-help services available in Florida's 67 county courts.
Final ATJ Reports
The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice has submitted a Final Report, summarizing its work for the last year and a half and making just one recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court: Continue the Commission.
The Florida Bar Journal
The July/August issue of The Florida Bar Journal and digital edition are now available online, featuring articles on:
- William J. Schifino, Jr.: President of The Florida Bar
- Strict Product Liability in Florida
- The Developing World of Cybersecurity Litigation
- Standing Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Actions
Proposed Lawyer Referral Service Rule Amendments
For an overview, Q&A, comparison chart, procedural history, policy considerations, the proposed amendments and Bar News stories, please visit www.floridabar.org/proposedLRSamend.
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Daily News Summary
PLENTY OF REASONS TO VOTE THIS YEARColumn by William J. Schifino, Jr., president of The Florida Bar, and Harry Lee Coe IV, chairman of The Florida Bar's Judicial Administratio...
COURT INTERPRETERS STAY BUSY AS MORE IMMIGRANTS MOVE TO TAMPA BAYIn the past six years, courthouses in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties have all seen a surge in the demand for court interpreters. They...
CHEERS: THREE LOCAL LEGAL ICONS ARE RECOGNIZEDThree members of Jacksonville's law community were recently recognized by the Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. "Fou...