Florida Bar Association Advertising Compliance
Free Profile Listings
Under Florida Bar rules, your free profile being listed in our website does not mean you are participating in a lawyer referral service or qualifying provider, as stated in the Florida bar’s website Q&A on Amendments to Rule 4-7.22
Star Attorney Advertising Program
Having a free profile listing does not constitute participation with a qualifying provider, however, being part of the Star Attorney advertising program does.
Star Attorney Advertising Program Compliance Notes
As a qualifying provider, Lawyer Sphere complies with the Florida Bar Association's advertising rules as follows:
The Florida Bar’s "Advertising Rules: Frequently Asked Questions" summarizes the ad requirements as follows: “For qualifying providers, presumptively valid content includes its name, location, contact info, referral fee charge, hours of operating, how referrals are made, areas of law in which referrals or matches are offered, and the geographic area in which the lawyers practice. Qualifying providers should look to Rule 4-7.16(b) for the complete list."
From the stated rules, Lawyer Sphere complies with the “Tombstone” advertisement rule, which consist of advertisements in the public media that only contain the presumptively valid content found in Rule 4-7.16. Furthermore, such advertisements do not have to be filed for review under Rule 4-7.20(a).
Our advertising programs are yearly flat-fee programs, not based on the attorney fees.
All attorneys listed in our website come directly from listings published at the Florida bar website, https://www.floridabar.org and their Lawyer Sphere’s account must be verified using the information provided there (e.g. email validation).
Any inquiry received shall be responded within 15 days.
Lawyer Sphere is not endorsed by the Florida Bar.
We are a Florida limited liability company, Lawyer Sphere LLC, DBA Lawyer Sphere.
Every July 1st, Lawyer Sphere must fill out this form and send it to the Florida bar association.
We never ask attorneys to provide cross referrals to our website.
That’s exactly what this page is about.
The City listed with the attorney’s profile is always displayed to customers.
Please look at the disclaimer at the bottom of every page on our website.
Requirements for the Participating Attorney
For sign-ups, here is the email format recommended by the Florida Bar Association:
Ms. Monica Burkes
Lawyer Regulation Dept.
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Dear Ms. Burkes:
I am writing to report that I am working with Lawyer Sphere LLC. This provider has informed me that they have filed an annual report with The Florida Bar. Please let me know if they have not filed the required report.
Sincerely,(Your name and address)
With this page, we try to make it easy for you. However, this is not intended to be a substitute for the official set of Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. If you have any questions about our service please contact us.