No. 79288.

605 So.2d 252 (1992)


Supreme Court of Florida.

July 23, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Benjamin H. Hill, III, President, Tampa; Alan T. Dimond, President-elect, Miami; John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, John A. Boggs, Director of Lawyer Regulation and Lori S. Holcomb, Assistant UPL Counsel, Tallahassee, on behalf of The Florida Bar; Robert M. Sondak of Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper, P.A., Miami; Nelson Slosbergas of Freeman, Newman & Butterman, Miami; David S. Willig, Chartered, and Kyle Lewis Weigel of Noronha Advogados, Miami, on behalf of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar, for petitioner.

Arthur J. England, Jr. of Fine, Jacobson, Schwartz, Nash, Block & England, Miami, on behalf of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Coopers & Lybrand; Virginia B. Townes, Chairman, Orlando; John H. Moore, Executive Director, and Thomas A. Pobjecky, Gen. Counsel, Tallahassee, on behalf of The Florida Board of Bar Examiners; Cynthia R. White, Chairman, St. Petersburg, on behalf of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee, St. Petersburg Bar Association; John E. Griffin, Tallahassee, on behalf of the Standing Committee on Advertising; Silvia S. Ibanez, CPA, CFP, RIA, Winter Haven; and David R. Ellis, Largo, responding.


The Florida Bar petitions this Court to amend the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and to change the format of those rules generally to comply with style and gender requirements as mandated by this Court and in response to the Report of The Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Commission, 42 Fla.L.Rev. 803 (1990). We have jurisdiction. Art. V, §§ 2(a) and 15, Fla. Const.

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