The Florida OOSD - Keep Your Network Going and Growing
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.
Merely being a non-resident lawyer of the Florida Bar, however, does not automatically make you a member of the OOSD. If you are a non-resident of the Florida, please consider (1) become a member of the OOSD, a low fee of $35 and (2) if you are inactive, become active in the Florida Bar. Dues for active members are only $100 more than inactive, and home CLEs can be recorded.
The OOSD's ability to function and serve is based on its membership. It is our goal in 2016-17 to increase membership, expanding the opportunity for more regional receptions and networking events. Additionally, if you are a member of a firm with the capability to host a reception, please let us know. But, even with such help, membership and associated fees will help us ensure a good event.
Finally, everyone is welcome at any of our events. Our next meeting will be held during the Board of Governor's out of state meeting in Nashville on September 28 - October 2, 2016. Whether at one of our meetings, receptions, or CLEs, we look forward to your participation and input. We are here to serve you.
Larry H. Kunin, President