Florida Bar Files ‘Military Spouse Rule’ Request with Florida Supreme Court
Posted on February 20, 2017 to Legal
Under current law, lawyers married to members of the military stationed in Florida are required to take the Florida bar exam in order to practice during their temporary stay here.
However, the Florida Bar has recently filed a request with the Florida Supreme Court to change this law.
Twenty-three other states have passed a ‘military spouse rule.’ This would apply to lawyers who are spouses of active military personnel stationed in Florida and would be considered only during the time of his or her military service in the state.
This would not only demonstrate the state’s support of our active military members but make a huge difference in the lives of those stationed here.