Legal News

Florida State Lawyers May Be Seeing a Jump in Members
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

lawyer on vacation

Summary: The Florida State Bar is considering allowing reciprocity, despite a large vocal opposition from state lawyers.

A proposal was given to allow lawyers to practice in Florida without taking the state bar exam, causing an explosion from the state’s attorney. Florida already has a high number of lawyers. Tampa lawyer, John Fitzgibbons, called the proposal crazy and that “every lawyer in a cold-weather climate who has a condo in Florida will join the Florida Bar and make that condo his or her Florida office.”

  
What
Where


Many Florida lawyers were unaware that this was even being considered and because of this are causing most of the complaints. A survey last year of Florida Bar members found that half believed “too many lawyers” was the biggest problem the legal profession faced. There are 101,000 licensed attorneys right now but hundreds more join each year.

The story broke after an article in the Florida Bar Journal detailing the new president of the organization, Ramon Abadin, gave a speech at his swearing-in ceremony. Abadin suggested that Florida lawyers adapt to a new era by changing rules that restrict reciprocity.

It appears that the Bar’s governing board had been planning this change without asking its members. The board’s report stated that the majority of Florida lawyers were in favor of reciprocity but only 1,148 had responded to their survey. The board is suggesting that a lawyer that has been practicing for the last five of seven years and is in good standing be allowed to join the Florida Bar without taking the exam.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




With the issue becoming more known, Abadin released a statement ensuring everyone that nothing will happen until the Florida Supreme Court approves it.

Source: http://www.theledger.com/article/20150720/NEWS/150729954



Photo: psycholawlogy.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Commercial Litigation Counsel with Portable Business

USA-MI-Birmingham

Detroit area office is seeking a counsel level commercial litigation attorney with $200,000+ in port...

Apply Now

Senior Labor and Employment Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks senior labor and employment litigation associate attorney wit...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of our client, a Chambers ranked law firm, is actively seeking associates to...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Personal Injury Attorney

USA-GA-Atlanta

Nationally rated top personal injury law firm hiring trial attorneys to handle person...

Apply now

Coverage Attorney

USA-CA-Calabasas

Calabasas office of New York based defense firm seeking insurance coverage associate with 3-5 y...

Apply now

Premier Personal Injury Law Firm Seeks Exceptional Legal Assistant

USA-CA-Santa Ana

A legal assistant position is available in the Orange County office of one of the southland\'s premi...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-KY-Florence

Defense litigation firm in Northern Kentucky is seeking a paralegal for full-time employment. The id...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top