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President's Column

The Out of State Division (OOSD) of the Florida Bar represents the interests of Florida Bar members who presently reside out of the State of Florida. It is currently estimated that about 14,000 Florida Bar members reside out of state, making such group larger than more than half the state Bars. The OOSD provides a built-in nationwide network of Florida lawyers who can also serve each other. The OOSD's goal is also to keep you informed on matters that are relevant to and affect Florida lawyers, but may otherwise go unnoticed by non-residents, including through the OOSD's State by State Newsletter.

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Did you know:

  • You are one of more than 14,000 out-of-state members of the Florida Bar?

  • There are Florida Bar members in every state as well as 174 foreign members?

  • Four members of our Division sit on Florida Bar's Board of Governors?

  • Three members of our Division sit on the Board of Governors of the Young Lawyer's Division of the Florida Bar?

So what does this mean for you?

  • An opportunity to truly enhance the value of your membership in the Florida Bar by meeting, getting to know and referring business to and from other out-of-staters as well as in-state members.

  • An opportunity to stay updated on issues of professional interest to you, such as practice certifications, multi-jurisdictional practice, ethics opinions and advertising rules.

  • An opportunity to maintain your CLE requirements in order to practice in Florida.

2015-16 Proposed Budget

View our 2015-2016 proposed budget and budget archive here.

The Florida Bar Out of State Division Webinars

Presenting the 2015 Free Ethics Online Audio

The free ethics audio is produced annually for members of the Out-of-State Division of The Florida Bar.

  • Approved for 2.50 hours of ethics credit, members of the Division will access the audio with the user name and password provided by The Florida Bar. If you have not received the password, contact Willie Mae Shepherd at:wshep@flabar.org or 850-561-5624.

  • Not an Out-of-State Division Member? Join today and receive the password for the free Ethics Online Audio.

Follow this link to the CLE audio or this one to join the Division today.

We welcome you to become a member of our Division and to take full advantage of your Bar membership. Enjoy our Website!

Larry Kunin
President, Out-of-State Division



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