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SECTION CHAIR,

Steven A. Klinger

We are dedicated to promoting the professionalism and competence of our members; improving the delivery of legal services to all governmental entities; improving the administration of the legal system, and enhancing The Florida Bar's and the public's understanding of the unique needs of the government attorney.

What's New in the Government Lawyer Section

News and Upcoming Events

July 2018


19-20 — Section Leadership Conference, TBD

August 2-7, 2018


ABA Annual Meeting; Chicago, Illinois

October 2018

Budget Call — Date and time to be announced.

January 16-19, 2019

Executive Council Meeting
The Florida Bar Winter Meeting
Orlando, Florida

June 26-29, 2019

Executive Council Meeting & Election of New Officers
The Florida Bar Annual Convention
Boca Raton, FL

Announcing the 2017 Claude Pepper Award Winner


Each year, The Florida Bar Government Lawyer Section honors one public servant as the recipient of the Claude Pepper Award for extraordinary and exemplary contributions to our profession.

This year's winner is Richard Jay Weiss, who spent 39 years representing, counseling and advocating for numerous governmental entities.

Read more about the 2017 Claude Pepper Award Winner Here.

E-filing software updates to address uniformity concerns

A coming change to the Florida courts e-filing portal is aimed at making it easier for lawyers to choose the “document type” when they are electronically filing court documents.