Florida to Post 10 Year Disciplinary History

Beginning Aug. 1, lawyers in Florida will have their disciplinary history for the previous 10 years posted on the state bar’s Web site. According to this report in the Jacksonville Daily Record, lawyers who have received an admonishment, reprimand, suspension or disbarment in the prior 10 years will have that information noted on their biography page of the bar’s Web site. Cases closed after July 1, 2007, will include a link to the formal complaint filed with the Supreme Court, the referee’s report or the consent judgment, and the final Supreme Court order. For cases closed prior to July 2007, there will be a notation of the discipline and an e-mail address where consumers can write for copies of the disciplinary records. Eventually, these will be scanned and available online.