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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

Deadline: April 30, 2019

We are accepting nominations for the 2019 Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award


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. Use our online form to submit your nominee here.


The 2018 winner was Julie Waldman, who has devoted her career to serving the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, helping the most vulnerable citizens among us.

Read more about the 2018 Claude Pepper Award Winner Here.

June 26-29, 2019

The Florida Bar Annual Convention

Boca Raton, FL

Executive Council Meeting & Election of New Officers

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.