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Posted on: 11/21/2014 1:53 PM

News from the Courts and The Florida Bar

Posted on: 10/24/2014 8:09 PM

Effective Immediately - At the request of Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten, please see AO 2014-23, Emergency Temporary Order Governing Certification and Regulation of Grandfathered Special Process Servers, Orange County.

AO Establishing Local Professionalism Panel - Please see AO 2014-07, which created the Ninth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel, the Amended Administrative Order, AO 2014-07-A-01, and the Professionalism Panel Complaint Referral Form. To learn more about our Local Professionalism Panel, please see an article by Kristopher J. Kest, Esq.

The BOG Seeks Applicants for Foundation - Deadline: Dec. 12. The BOG is seeking applicants for two Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors positions. Please see press release for criteria and application information.

Nominating petitions for BOG - Deadline: Dec. 15. Nominating petitions for the 2015 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in the headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15. All of the board positions are for two-year terms. See details.

The Osceola County Clerk of Courts announces a Civil and Domestic express line at Window #10 for attorneys' use for services not mandated by the ePortal. Read more.

The FL Bar Seeks Professionalism Award Nominations - Deadline: Feb. 2. The FL Bar is now accepting nominations for the William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award, the Group Professionalism Award, the Law Faculty/Administrator Professionalism Award. Deadlines for other awards apply. See details.

JNC Openings - Deadline: Mar. 2. The Florida Bar will have one lawyer vacancy on each of the 26 JNCs this coming year. We have the opportunity to nominate three lawyers for a total of three nominees for each JNC. Read more.

2015 Law Day Poster & Speech Contest

Posted on: 10/13/2014 12:47 PM

Feb. 27 - Deadline. The OCBA Law Week Committee has invited all Orange County public schools to participate in the 2015 Law Day Poster and Speech Contests. Encourage you students' participation by contacting their teachers! See the cover letter and Poster Contest and Speech Contest rules - and get involved!

2015 Liberty Bell Award Nominations

Posted on: 11/07/2014 3:44 PM

Mar. 1 - Deadline: Nominations for the Liberty Bell Award, part of OCBA's Law Week program, are now open. The award recognizes a Central Florida citizen or organization not directly involved in the legal profession but that has shown a measurable dedication to civic responsibility and the rule of law. Please read the nomination details and criteria and submit your nomination today!

Florida Bar Press Releases

Posted on: 09/02/2014 1:00 PM

Oct. 29 Deadline: One attorney to serve a six-year term commencing on January 1, 2015 and expiring December 31, 2020. Please read the full press release, or download the application, or call The Florida Bar at 850-561-5757, to obtain the application form.

Nov. 7 - Deadline: The Florida Bar is seeking one attorney to served on the board of Florida Rural Legal Services and one attorney from each appellate district to serve on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Commission. For details, please read the full press release.

Nov. 12 - Deadline: The Florida Bar is now accepting nominations for a variety of pro bono awards. Please see press release.

The Florida Bar has made information available to members of the community about the upcoming elections. Please read information here.

OCBA Store - Online!

Posted on: 01/04/2011 12:00 AM

Purchase CLEs, RSVP for OCBA luncheons, and register for select seminars online at the new OCBA Store. Plenty of discounts for OCBA members - simply use your login and password. If you don't have it, contact the membership department at or 407-422-4551, ext. 225.

Courthouse Access Cards Now Available!

Posted on: 01/08/2014 1:45 PM

Order your 2014-15 Courthouse Access Card today! Cards are good from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2015. Fee: $75. Attorney application. Legal Support Staff application.

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