Florida Student Practice Rule

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Long Title: 
Rules Regulating the Florida Bar Chapter 11
Published/Promulgated by
Name of entity: 
Supreme Court of Florida
Type of entity: 
Court
Year: 
2012
Country: 
USA
Jurisdiction within country: 
Florida
Who is subject to this regulation?: 
Other

After completing a minimum of four semesters of law school:
(b) Appearance in Court or Administrative Proceedings. An eligible law student may appear in any court or before any administrative tribunal in this state on behalf of any indigent person if the person on whose behalf the student is appearing has indicated in writing consent to that appearance and the supervising lawyer has also indicated in writing approval of that appearance. In those cases in which the indigent person has a right to appointed counsel, the supervising attorney shall be personally present at all critical stages of the proceeding. In all cases, the supervising attorney shall be personally present when required by the court or administrative tribunal who shall determine the extent of the eligible law student's participation in the proceeding.
(c) Appearance for the State in Criminal Proceedings. An eligible law student may also appear in any criminal matter on behalf of the state with the written approval of the state attorney or the attorney general and of the supervising lawyer. In such cases the supervising attorney shall be personally present when required by the court who shall determine the extent of the law student's participation in the proceeding.
(d) Appearance on Behalf of Governmental Officers or Entities. An eligible law student may also appear in any court or before any administrative tribunal in any civil matter on behalf of the state, state officers, or state agencies or on behalf of a municipality or county, provided that the municipality or county has a full-time legal staff, with the written approval of the attorney representing the state, state officer, state agency, municipality, or county. The attorney representing the state, state officer, state agency, municipality, or county shall supervise the law student and shall be personally present when required by the court or administrative tribunal, which shall determine the extent of the law student's participation in the proceeding.

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