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AO Regarding Special Process Servers

Effective Immediately - At the request of Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten, please see Administrative Order NO. 2014-23, Emergency Temporary Order Governing Certification and Regulation of Grandfathered Special Process Servers, Orange County.

AO Establishing Local Professionalism Panel

On June 6, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court directed the chief judge of each circuit to “create a Local Professionalism Panel to receive and resolve professionalism complaints informally if possible.” Former Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. entered Administrative Order 2014-07, which created the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s panel, and Chief Judge, Frederick J. Lauten recently entered Amended Administrative Order 2014-07-A-01. Please see AO 2014-07, 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.

2015 Professionalism Award Nominations

Oct. 31, 2014 – Deadline. Nominate a colleague today! Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award (attorney practicing fewer than 15 years; William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award (attorney practicing 15 or more years); James G. Glazebrook Memorial Bar Service Award (jurist).

OCBA Social Events

Nov. 14 OCBA Family Night with the Orlando Magic. Reception at 5:30 p.m.; tip-off at 7:00 p.m. Amway Center. (Magic v. Milwaukee Bucks.) Two seating options available. Ticket deadline to be entered in special drawing: Nov. 7. For details and to register, go to the OCBA Store.

Nov. 19
Joint Voluntary Bar Associations Happy Hour to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ember in downtown Orlando. Sponsored by Nater Law and US Legal Support. For details and to register, go to the OCBA Store.

The Florida Bar BOG Seeking Applicants

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

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