Retired Attorneys & Out of State Practitioners
Out of State Practitioners
Under Chapter 13 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, an attorney who is a member in good standing of another state bar can practice at a legal aid program under the supervision of a staff attorney while waiting to take the next Florida Bar Exam. This Rule enables public interest attorneys to relocate to a Florida public interest employer and continue to practice while seeking Florida Bar admission. This has a limited application to out of state practitioners but is helpful for someone moving to Florida to work with a legal aid program. For more information, please see www.flabar.org.
Under Chapter 12 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, an attorney who has retired from practice in Florida or another state can volunteer with an approved legal aid program and practice under the supervision of a staff attorney for that program. Emeritus attorneys can assist with many facets of our work, including intake, research, preparation of pleadings and other legal documents, and other important work. For more information, please see www.flabar.org.
Retired members of the Florida Bar can continue to accept individual cases and participate in projects as long as they retain their Bar license.
If you are a retired or out of state attorney interested in helping Legal Aid Service of Collier County, please contact us for more information about how you can help.