The Florida Bar News
The September 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- Help available from Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc.
- Miami lawyer to lead the ABA.
- A Florida Bar member receiving his fourth star.
Individuals arrested for operating phony South Florida law firms. Consumers victimized by fake law offices may find a licensed attorney to assist them through a local bar referral service or The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service.
Pay Annual Fees Online
Florida Bar membership fees were due Aug. 15. Fees paid now through Sept. 30 include a $50 late charge. Bar members will be delinquent and ineligible to practice law if membership fees are not paid by Sept. 30.
Read the Bar News article for details.
MERIT RETENTION POLL
Ballots for The Florida Bar’s merit retention poll were mailed Aug. 15 to in-state members in good standing. You can complete the poll online (https://www.esc-vote.com/tfbmr/) or return the paper ballot by mail. Deadline: Sept. 6. For more details, read the story in the Bar News.
Fall Meeting of Rules and Other Select Committees
Make plans to attend your Rules or Committee Meetings during The Florida Bar’s Fall Meeting at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Make your hotel reservations online and take advantage of The Florida Bar’s special group rate available until September 28th or until the group block is sold-out.
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- Judges of Compensation Claims - due Oct. 7
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
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Daily News Summary
POLL ASKS BAR MEMBERS ABOUT JURISTS FACING MERIT RETENTIONIn the Nov. 8 general election, three Florida Supreme Court justices and 28 judges in Florida's five District Courts of Appeal will face a m...
FROM PUBLIC HOUSING TO THE BENCH: THE RISE OF JUDGE ELIJAH WILLIAMSThe story of Broward Circuit Judge Elijah Williams begins in a government housing project in Fort Lauderdale, but today his tale is told fro...
FLORIDA LAWYER EARNS HIS FOURTH STARFlorida Bar member Charles D. Michel has been promoted to the rank of four-star admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard. As vice commandant, Michel ...