Legislative Session Update
Week 7 of session concludes with updates to several bills of interest to members of The Florida Bar. Follow the legislative session via the Bar’s website where details on the issues and weekly updates are posted.
2015 Annual Florida Bar Convention
Online Registration is now available. Join your colleagues during the 65th Annual Florida Bar Convention June 24-27, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Register by June 10th to receive the discounted registration fee of $225. Download the 2015 Florida Bar Annual Convention Mobile App – Free.
February 2015 Bar Exam Results
As a service to applicants, the Supreme Court of Florida posts the pass/fail results from the most recent General Bar Examination administered by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.
For further information about the bar exam or requirements to be admitted to The Florida Bar, please contact the FBBE at 850-487-1292 or visit floridabarexam.org.
- 4th Circuit - due May 7
Welcome to FloridaBar.org Video
Florida Bar President Greg Coleman highlights website features including the new Practice Resource Institute, links to social media, the My Florida Bar page for members and topics for consumers in this three-minute YouTube video.
The Florida Bar Journal
The April issue of The Florida Bar Journal is now available online, featuring articles on:
- Challenging transactions of a decedent
- Vision 2016 and the future practice of law in Florida
- U.S. tax considerations for entertainers and athletes
- Student athletes as employees
- Air rights and real estate
The Florida Bar News
The April 15 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- Vision 2016 recommendations relating to the technological competence of lawyers.
- The possibility of unbundled legal services for civil cases.
- A bill that would allow juries to decide medical bills in PI cases.
VOTE FOR THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS & YLD BOARD
Ballots for the Board of Governors' contested special election in the 13th Circuit and the runoff election in the 7th Circuit, and the runoff elections in the 9th and 17th Circuits for the Young Lawyers Division have been emailed or mailed to those eligible to vote. Bar members may vote by paper ballot or online. Instructions for electronic voting were included with the e-ballots and paper ballots. Votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT), April 22. Candidates' platform statements and links to the e-ballots are provided.
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Daily News Summary
LABARGA BRIEFS U.S. SENATE STAFF ON COURT ACCESSFlorida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga joined the chief justices from Kentucky, Texas and Tennessee on Wednesday [April 15] at a U.S. Senate st...
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT ERASES PATIENT'S $500,000 TAB FOR FEES IN MALPRACTICE CASEThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday [April 16] ruled that a Plantation man who was injured 19 years ago in a high school football game won...
FILM TO DETAIL HORROR STORIES FROM FLORIDA GUARDIANSHIPSome 20 people gathered this week at a small video production studio in Longwood to share their stories about Florida's adult guardianship s...