Professionalism is expected in Florida. This is a great place to start.
Whether you are a professor, a law student, or a practicing attorney, The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and Young Lawyers Division invite you to explore our wealth of professionalism resources designed to help lawyers maintain the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Created for both law school classrooms and for individual use, each resource is meant to review The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, case law, and to challenge users to think about the highest ideals and tenets necessary for proper practice, including being of good character, being competent, being committed to the profession, and being civil.
The Engle Grant:
In 2019, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida levied sanctions against two law firms for the unethical and unprofessional behavior of attorneys during the so-named Engle tobacco litigation. The Center for Professionalism and the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) were jointly granted $400,000 from these sanctions to develop and maintain long-term professionalism and ethics programming for Florida law school and young attorneys. Decorum.law is the direct result of these efforts.
A special thank you to U.S. District Judges Roy B. Dalton, Jr., Timothy J. Corrigan, Marcia Morales Howard, and William G. Young for the Engle grant and their dedication to promoting ethics and professionalism in the practice of law.
- The Oath of Admission to The Florida Bar
- Rules Regulating The Florida Bar
- Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Chapter 4. Rules of Professional Conduct
- The Florida Bar’s Ethics Hotline
- The Florida Bar Creed of Professionalism
- The Professionalism Expectations
- LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar
- In Re: Code for Resolving Professionalism Referrals and Amendments to Rule Regulating The Florida Bar