Government Lawyer Section Chair


Mike Schmid

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

Announcing the 2016 Claude Pepper Award Winners

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 winners are Mary Ellen Clark, a Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Tallahassee Office of Attorney General, and Mary Jewel White, the Pinellas County Chief Assistant County Attorney.

Read more about the 2016 Claude Pepper Award Winners Here.

Results of the 2014 Government Lawyer Section Survey


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.


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