Monthly Archives: December 2017

Florida Bar’s Board of Governors finds that AVVO Advisor is a for-profit lawyer referral service and must comply with Bar Rules

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent decision by the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors to approve a BOG committee’s conclusion that AVVO Advisor is a for-profit lawyer referral service and must comply with … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Board of Governors votes to request the Florida Supreme Court to determine whether TIKD activities are UPL

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent media reports that the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors has voted to request that the Florida Supreme Court determine whether TIKD’s app and activities constitute the unlicensed … Continue reading

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Federal lawsuit filed by patent firm alleges, inter alia, that nonlawyer LegalZoom employees engaged in UPL on trademark applications

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent California federal lawsuit filed by Legalforce law firm which alleges, among other things, that nonlawyers at LegalZoom engaged in the practice of law on trademark applications.  The … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s former president responds and opposes Bar’s motion to disqualify him from TIKD v. Florida Bar/Ticket Clinic antitrust suit

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert Update which will discuss the recent responses to the Bar’s Motion to Disqualify by its former president, Ramon Abadin.  The Response claims, inter alia, that the information that received was public record; … Continue reading

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Herssein law firm files emergency motion with Florida Supreme Court to quash 3rd DCA opinion and order claiming violation of stay

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert update which will discuss the recent (December 13, 2017) Motion to Quash filed by the Herssein law firm in the Florida Supreme Court proceeding challenging a Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge’s denial of … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court stays lower court case where judge found that Facebook “friendship” with lawyer was not disqualifying

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert update which will discuss the recent (12/7/17) Order of the Florida Supreme Court granting the Herssein law firm’s Motion to Stay the lower court proceeding wherein Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge denied a … Continue reading

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Startup app TIKD sues Florida Bar for alleged antitrust violations; Florida Bar moves to disqualify former president from case

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent lawsuit filed by Startup app TIKD Services against The Florida Bar and the Ticket Clinic law firm for, inter alia, antitrust violations and the Bar’s Motion to … Continue reading

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