Palm Beach County – Changes to Administrative Orders issued November 20, 2014

FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY FLORIDA Changes to the following Administrative Orders went into effect on November 20, 2014. A summary is set forth below. To obtain a copy of the Administrative Orders, please go to http://www.15thcircuit.com/adminorders. FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS ISSUED NOVEMBER 20, 2014 Admin. Order 2.105 – In Re: Fifteenth Circuit Professionalism Panel. […]

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Parking Cost at Broward County Courthouse to Drop Significantly

COURTHOUSE PARKING RATE TO DROP DRAMATICALLY South Florida Sun-Sentinel | August 19, 2014 Broward County commissioners are poised to slash parking rates at the publicly owned garage next to the Broward County Courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The current high rates have been criticized by Broward’s chief judge and public defender. The rate at Broward’s courthouse far exceeds those in Miami-Dade and Palm […]

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Florida Bar Dues – how to check your status (and remember to pay)

Go to : https://www.floridabar.org/FBWeb/fma.nsf/OpenFeesPayment?OpenAgent&Login Login with your bar number and password Once you have logged in, you will see that you have either paid or that you still owe. If you have paid, a message will be displayed that says something along these lines: “Our records show that you have already paid your 2014 – 2015 fees.” If you have […]

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Florida Bar rule change re Trust Accounts – Rule 5-1.2(c) – Effective June 1, 2014

Thank you to Michelle Ridge for the following information: Please note that the Florida Bar has revised Rule 5-1.2(c) and effective June 1st all firms, with the exception of sole practitioners, must place in writing their “Trust Account Plan”.  This plan is required to be disseminated to each lawyer in the firm.  The reasoning behind this new process is to […]

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Florida Bar Makes it Easier for Grandfathered FRP to Reapply After Lapse/Revocation

The Florida Bar sent out an email this morning containing information of upcoming rule changes for FRPs, one of those rules is: Rule 20-3.1(c), Grandfathering Reapplication. A paralegal who was registered under the grandfathering provision on or prior to March 1, 2011, who resigns or whose registration is revoked may reapply based on work experience alone. I’m really excited about […]

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FRP NEWS! Rule Changes Effective June 1, 2014 to Florida Bar FRP Program

I just received the following information via an e-mail from the Florida Bar… The following changes to the Florida Registered Paralegal Program go into effect June 1st: Rule 20-3.1(c), Grandfathering Reapplication. A paralegal who was registered under the grandfathering provision on or prior to March 1, 2011, who resigns or whose registration is revoked may reapply based on work experience […]

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