Category Archives: Florida Bar Rules

Amended Comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-5.8, effective 2/1/18, clarifies client notice procedures when lawyers leave law firms

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the amended Comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-5.8, clarifying procedures when lawyers leave law firms, which became effective 2/1/18.  The Florida Bar filed a Petition with, inter alia, the proposed … Continue reading

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Amended Florida Bar Rule 4-1.8(c) prohibiting soliciting any gift from a client or preparing instrument with any gift became effective 2/1/18

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss amended Florida Bar Rule 4-1.8(c), which prohibits a lawyer from soliciting any gift from a client or preparing an instrument with any gift for the client.  The Florida Bar filed … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors votes to approve charge of “litigation cost protection insurance” premium to clients

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert will discuss the recent decision of the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors to allow lawyers to pass-through the costs of “litigation cost protection” insurance to the client. According to a recent article … Continue reading

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The Florida Supreme Court rejects Bar proposed advertising Rule amendment on lawyers’ use of “expert” and “specialist”

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert update on the Bar’s proposed amendment to Florida Bar Rule 4-7.14 on lawyers’ of “specialization” and “expertise” in advertisements which was filed in response to the federal court opinion which found the rule … Continue reading

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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 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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