2016 Legislative Update
The Florida Bar News
The February 1 Bar News is now available with stories including:
· Florida lawyers anticipating change.
· Clerks still struggling with budget woes.
· Using hourly fees to reach underserved clients.
The Florida Bar Journal
The February issue of The Florida Bar Journal and digital edition are now available online, featuring articles on:
- Providing pharmacists protection from defamation
- Medical price gouging
- Mandamus a solution to overcome jurisdictional hurdles
- The history and modern influence of Magna Carta
4th Circuit - Due Feb. 11
2nd DCA - Due Feb. 25
17th Circuit - Due Feb. 26
18th Circuit - Due March 4
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Judicial Nominating Commission
2016 Judicial Nominating Commission Nominations to be Made - Deadline Feb. 26
Supreme Court Committee Vacancies
Board to make appointment to the Supreme Court's Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee - application deadline Feb. 26
Board to make appointment to the Supreme Court's Bar Admissions Committee - application deadline Feb. 26
Constitution Revision Commission
The LeRoy Collins Institute kicked off efforts to educate and engage Floridians in the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission through a public education campaign and, in conjunction with The Florida Bar, released a Citizens’ Guide to the Constitution Revision Commission.
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LABARGA BECOMES FIRST FLORIDA CHIEF JUSTICE TO SUCCEED HIMSELF IN MORE THAN A CENTURYOn July 1, Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga will become the state's first chief justice to succeed himself in that office since t...
JUDICIAL TERM LIMITS IN FLORIDA HEADED TO FULL HOUSEA proposal that would limit Florida appellate court judges and Supreme Court justices to two full terms in office passed the House Judiciary...
DOZENS OF FLORIDA DEATH ROW INMATES EXPECTED TO CHALLENGE SENTENCESDozens of Death Row inmates could see their sentences reduced to life without parole or could get new sentencing hearings in the first wave ...