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Florida Bar Committees

Appointment to a committee can be a stimulating and rewarding experience. These groups, along with the governing Board, do much of the work of The Florida Bar.

Each year the president-elect of The Florida Bar appoints interested Bar members to serve on standing committees. The committee preference form is posted online from December 1 to mid January. All appointments begin July 1 of each year.

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Committee Types

Standing Committees: Over 2,000 Bar members serve on 74 standing committees.

Board Committees: The Board of Governors Committees formulate and report on matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar.

Special Committees: Special committees are appointed to study and make recommendations in response to issues of significance to the legal profession or system of laws in Florida.

Grievance Committees: The local grievance committees are composed of lawyers and nonlawyers and are responsible for continuing the investigation of possible lawyer misconduct referred by Bar discipline attorneys.

Unlicensed Practice of Law Circuit Committees: Complaints alleging that an individual is practicing law without a license are investigated by one of 31 local circuit committees.

Florida Registered Paralegal Committees: There are two FRP committees: The Florida Registered Paralegal Eligibility and Compliance Committee and the Florida Registered Paralegal Enrichment Committee. A Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP) is a person with education, training or work experience who works under the direction and supervision of a member of The Florida Bar who has met the requirements of registration as set forth in Chapter 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. A Florida Registered Paralegal is not a member of The Florida Bar.


Presentations found on committee pages are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the presenters individually and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion of The Florida Bar or its committees. The Florida Bar does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Any feedback should be provided to the event organizer.

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