The Florida Board of Bar Examiners is the Florida Supreme Court agency charged with ensuring that only qualified people will be admitted to the practice of law in this state.
Who regulates Florida attorneys?
As an official agency of the Supreme Court of Florida, The Florida Bar and its Division of Lawyer Regulation are charged with the administration of a statewide disciplinary system to enforce Supreme Court rules of professional conduct of more than 109,000 lawyers admitted to practice law in Florida.
What does The Florida Bar Association do?
The Florida Bar’s core functions are to: Regulate the practice of law in Florida; ensure the highest standards of legal professionalism in Florida; and protect the public by prosecuting unethical attorneys and preventing the unlicensed practice of law.
Who licenses lawyers in Florida?
The Court performs those official functions through two separate arms: the Florida Board of Bar Examiners , which screens, tests and certifies candidates for admission to the practice, and The Florida Bar, the investigative and prosecutorial authority in the lawyer regulatory process.
The State Bar of Texas is the agency with authority to regulate attorneys in Texas. If you have a complaint about the actions of an attorney, contact the State Bar’s Grievance Committee at (800) 932-1900.
How do I file a complaint with the Florida Attorney General?
Citizens with general inquiries, or who want to file a consumer complaint, should contact the Office of Citizens Services by calling (866) 966-7226, (850) 414-3990 or filing out an online form here.
How do I file a complaint with the Florida Bar?
ACAP staff, including attorneys, handle complaints and may be able to resolve problems before a complaint is filed. If you feel you have been unfairly treated by a lawyer, call ACAP at 866-352-0707. For public record information regarding any Florida Bar attorney, send us an email.