Florida Bar

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Supreme Court Says Immigrants Can’t Get Law License

The Florida Supreme Court says the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.

CBS Tampa–03/06/2014

George Zimmerman arrives with his lead counsel, Mark O'Mara for a hearing in Seminole circuit court on Feb. 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman’s Former Attorney Unfazed By Bar Inquiry

The attorney who helped get George Zimmerman acquitted of murder charges said Tuesday that he expects an ethics inquiry opened by the Florida Bar will find nothing wrong in how he handled a defense fund and social media during the case.

CBS Tampa–12/17/2013

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DCF: Close The Loop Hole Allowing Wealthy To Get Medicare

Florida welfare officials are proposing a bill that targets Medicaid fraud among patients who hide their assets with family and friends to get the taxpayer-funded program to pay for their nursing home care.

CBS Tampa–02/24/2013

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Florida Bar Committee To Write Out Jailhouse Snitch Rules

A state panel on wrongful convictions agreed to let a Florida Bar committee resolve differences over a proposed court rule on jailhouse snitches.

02/13/2012

Defense attorney Jose Baez and Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., in July. Two complaints have been filed to the Florida Bar against Baez for his role in Anthony's trial. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Getty Images)

Florida Bar Investigating Complaints Filed Against Casey Anthony’s Lawyer

The attorney who represented Casey Anthony is the focus of a pair of complaints made to the Florida Bar, which has moved on to a grievance committee that will investigate the validity of the complaints made about the man who helped acquit Anthony of murder charges involving her 2-year-old daughter.

CBS Tampa–10/11/2011

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