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.
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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.
- 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
FLORIDA BAR LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICES CAN HELP VICTIMS OF PHONY SOUTH FLORIDA LAW FIRMS FIND LICENSED ATTORNEYSRecently, fake lawyers in South Florida were arrested and charged with falsely offering legal services to homeowners facing foreclosures. Ad...
FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS CONSIDERING ALLOWING SPOUSES OF MILITARY TO PRACTICE IN STATEA rule allowing the lawyer spouses of military personnel stationed in Florida to practice in the state is being considered by The Florida Ba...
SUPREME COURT WORKGROUP TO FOCUS ON INCREASING PUBLIC SAFETY IN FLORIDA’S COURTHOUSESFlorida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga on Monday [Aug. 22] announced a new workgroup to study local courthouse security. The Trial Courthouse S...