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The Government Lawyer Section of The Florida Bar serves the interests of the state’s government attorneys whether they work for state, local, or federal entities. Currently, 18% of Florida Bar attorneys are considered to be government lawyers, and despite being a populous group within the ranks, many of them feel underrepresented.
In this Special Report, Government Lawyer Section Chair Michael Schmid joins host Laurence Colletti for a discussion about the projects his group is working on for the benefit of his fellow government lawyers. Issues like membership dues and public service loan forgiveness are at the forefront, but other topics like involvement in The Florida Bar are also critical for the interest of their members. Tune in to hear why Florida attorneys working both in and out of government positions should consider joining this section of The Florida Bar. Among the many reasons listed:
They advise and recommend substantive changes in the law to the legislature
They are the voice of the government lawyer to the legislature and The Florida Bar
They provide a forum of discussion and exchange of ideas for the government lawyers to talk amongst each other
There are outreach, networking, and social opportunities
Michael Schmid is the chair of the Government Lawyer Section of The Florida Bar. He is assistant city attorney for the City of Tampa assigned to the Tampa Police Department Legal Unit.
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Michael Schmid tells us about the ongoing programs and reason to join his section of The Florida Bar.