The Florida Bar and the steps in the right direction

Trials and Tribulations for what we expect

Scott N. Richardson of Wellington has been elevated to the position of chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and hopes to accomplish a few goals during his one-year term.  Before he was a terror in the courtroom, he established his practice as a very effective small claims attorney in the St. Petersburg, FL area.  He has served on the board for four years, since November 2012, and will be its chair through October 31, 2017(click on this site for more information).   Plans as chair include eliminating printed copies of the application and entirely morning the process to an electronic portal in keeping with current technology; maintaining strong communications with The Florida Bar Board of Governors; and encouraging first-year law students–more than ever before to register with the FBBE.  Richardson has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1978.  He is a sole practitioner at the Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A., in West Palm Beach.  Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.  A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Richardson taught courses from 2006 to 2009 as a volunteer lawyer in Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus with the Center for International Legal Studies.  The new chair explained that the FBBE application is currently printed out, signed, notarized, and mailed by the postal service in the old fashioned way.  But the board will change that process beginning the first quarter of 2017.