Welcome to the Criminal Law Section (CLS) of The Florida Bar.
The CLS is for all who are interested in criminal law issues and who believe in a fair, just, and efficient criminal justice system for Florida. Our over 2,300 members include judges, prosecutors, public and private criminal defense lawyers, law professors, and law students. This diverse membership gives us a credible, meaningful voice on Florida criminal justice issues.
The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section strongly supports and encourages efforts by all participants in the criminal justice system to detect and eliminate both explicit and implicit bias and disparate treatment at all stages of the criminal law system of individuals based upon race, sex, ethnic origin and economic condition.
We provide numerous CLEs about practical and relevant topic areas presented by outstanding speakers and leaders in our profession. All members are invited to join our meetings and social functions, affording opportunities to network in a collegial fashion with criminal law practitioners from around the State. Our Section also provides weekly case law updates and marketing opportunities. Plus, criminal law practitioners are just plain fun to be around! Please look over our list of committees and join up today. CLS membership is free for 100 young lawyers and for all law students.
Thanks for visiting our webpage. We invite you to be more involved in the CLS. Please contact me with any questions about the CLS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CLS Chair 2020-21