Florida Bar News – Court Amends Rules to Allow Legal Service Providers to Organize as a Corporation

The Florida Supreme Court has amended Bar rules to permit not-for-profit legal service providers to organize as a corporation and to permit nonlawyers to serve on the boards of directors of not-for-profit legal service providers. The court, on its own motion, amended Rule 4-5.4 (Professional Independence of a Lawyer) June 2 in Case No. SC22-607, as…

[FLN – Updates] Latest and Greatest . . .

  [FLN – Updates] Latest and Greatest Updates….. The Advocates Board Room Mastermind Retreat 02/11/22 – 02/12/22 in Orlando, FL was truly awesome . . . . . . Here are the details . . . . . .  Greetings Everyone: Just returned earlier this week from the recent Advocates Board Room Mastermind retreat in Orlando,…

Florida Bar News – Court Amends Family Law Summary Judgment Rule to Better Inform Self-Represented Litigants

The Supreme Court has amended Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.510 to provide more information to self-represented litigants regarding summary judgment actions. “First, we amend subdivision (a) (Motion for Summary Judgment or Partial Summary Judgment) to require a detailed explanation for pro se parties of the need to respond to a summary judgment motion,”…

Florida Bar News – Privacy Protections Measure for City and County Attorneys Moves in the Senate

     Sen. Danny Burgess A measure that would give city and county attorneys, and their assistants, greater privacy protections is one step closer to the Senate floor. The Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously on February 2 to approve SB 1420 by Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills. “Now city and county attorneys will have the same public records…

Florida Bar News – The Evolution of Discipline Cases and the Court’s Treatment of Professionalism

Most Florida Bar members uphold the high ethical standards the profession demands. But for the small fraction who risk discipline through unprofessional conduct, “The First Amendment is a poor defense.” So warns Tampa attorney Scott Tozian, a former prosecutor and former Florida Bar staff counsel who primarily defends lawyers in grievance cases. The Supreme Court…

[FLN – More Big Announcements] – Advocates Board Room – 2 Great Ways to Participate

  More Exciting Announcements . . . . 2 Great Ways to Participate  “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn Greetings Everyone: Cold temperatures in South Florida this morning have everyone scrambling for their favorite jackets and sweaters. It’s a nice change,  but many South Florida residents prefer…