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Florida Bar President presents vision for the future of law


By Melissa Lesh

13 March 2014 at 13:45 BST


The President of the Florida Bar has drawn up an action plan to solve problems in legal education, bar admissions, technology, and legal aid.

The President of the Florida Bar drew up an action plan to solve problems in legal education, bar admissions, technology, and legal aid. Anne Kitzman

The Florida Bar Vision 2016 initiative was presented by Eugene Pettis at a meeting of the Jacksonville Bar Association and is a review of four critical areas impacting the legal profession in Florida.  Mr. Pettis called for a reform of legal education after only 55 per cent of the 2011 graduating law class was hired full-time for law-related employment nine months following graduation.  He wants Florida to join the thirteen other states that administer a uniform bar exam, to enable inter-jurisdictional mobility between states. Another key area is technology. Law firm are under-utilizing technology and, as a result, their time, he says.   Finally, he wants to increase financial accessibility to lawyers through legal aid and pro bono channels.  Source: Jax Daily Record

 
   
 
 
 

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