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Bar Referee UPL Proceedings

Unlike attorney disciplinary proceedings, cases involving the Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) are governed by Chapter 10 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar.  The information below is designed to assist referees in the performance of their duties in UPL proceedings seeking injunctive relief.

Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Rule Changes

On November 19, 2009 the Florida Supreme Court released Opinion No. SC08-1890, approving a number of rule changes related to the investigation and prosecution of the unlicensed practice of law.

Read the SC08-1890 opinion

These rules changes are scheduled to take effect on February 1, 2010. Revisions to this page are currently in progress

References

Chapter 10, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar

Guide for Bar Referees in UPL Proceedings Seeking Injunctive Relief, 2010, The Florida Bar

Case Summaries: UPL Proceedings Seeking Civil Injunctive Relief 2007, The Florida Bar

UPL Proceedings Seeking Civil Injunctive Relief, 2010, The Florida Bar PowerPoint and RTF

Forms

  • Form 1: Order Appointing Bar Referee for UPL Proceeding (2010) PDF and Word
  • Form 2: Order Setting Case Management Conference (2010) PDF and Word
  • Form 3: Stipulation by Parties (2010) PDF and Word
  • Form 4: Motion to Approve Stipulation (2010) PDF and Word
  • Form 5: Referee Report When Joint Stipulation Filed (2010) PDF and Word
  • Form 6: Referee Report When Joint Stipulation Not Filed (2010) PDF and Word
  • Form 7: Statement of Costs (2010) PDF and Word
  • Form 8: Statement of Costs (2010) PDF and Word
For more information about UPL proceedings, please contact:

Lori S. Holcomb, UPL Counsel, The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300
phone -- 850-561-5840
fax -- 850-561-5665