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What does an inventory attorney do?
What does an inventory attorney do? Florida Bar Associate Director of Lawyer Regulation Arne Vanstrum answers frequently asked questions a...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Is there a standard rate, formula or maximum charge for determining the costs for copies and billing the client?
The Bar does not have a list of standard charges or maximums, for that matter. Cost recovery guidance is contained in an ABA Formal Opinion. The Florida B...
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:12 PM
Are Florida lawyers required to have a fax number?
I have not found any requirements for an attorney to maintain a fax number. I will also state that the need for a fax number, whether you u...
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:02 AM
How long should I retain closed files?
There is no Florida Bar rule that requires a retention period of greater than six years following the conclusion of the matter. You can always store...
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:45 AM
What is considered part-time work in Florida?
Question: What is considered part-time work in Florida? Answer: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment ...
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM
What is the correct way to designate an attorney who has not yet passed the Florida Bar Exam?
Question:   We have a lawyer who graduated from Law School, passed the Bar Exam in another state and will be taking the Florida Bar in a few months.  ...
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 5:05 PM
Attorney Designations and Advertising
Question:   We have a lawyer who graduated from Law School, passed the Bar Exam in another state and will be taking the Florida Bar in a few months.  ...
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM
Who must designate an inventory attorney?
Who must designate an inventory attorney? Florida Bar Associate Director of Lawyer Regulation Arne Vanstrum answers frequently asked quest...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Are there guidelines for disposing of closed files?
Are there guidelines for disposing of closed files? Florida Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert answers frequently asked questions about ...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM
Naming Your Law Firm
I have included a link to Rule 4-7.21 Firm Names and Letterhead, for your edification.    Your law firm name can take many forms, all a variation of: ...
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:16 AM