Pursuant to In re: Code for Resolving Professionalism Complaints, 116 So. 3d 280 (Fla. 2013), the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida recently established the framework for local professionalism panels charged with receiving, screening, and acting upon complaints of unprofessional conduct by attorneys practicing in this Circuit. See In re: Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism and Civility Committee and Local Professionalism Panel, Fla. 11th Cir. Admin. Order No. 14-01 A1 (July 18, 2014).
This is not a disciplinary body intended to address violations of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. Rather, these panels will play an integral role in advancing the overall objective of improving professionalism in the Miami-Dade County legal community by providing an informal, educational process to address conduct inconsistent with the Standards of Professionalism and Civility.
A professionalism complaint may be initiated by any person or by referral from The Florida Bar’s Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (“ACAP”).