For the Public

The Federal Bar Association's For the Public Section includes information that addresses the legal needs and question for the general public.


Orange County Bar Talks to 350 Family Members and Victims of Mass Shooting in Orlando

Many of Central Florida’s voluntary bars and legal aid organizations statewide have provided attorneys for the Victims’ Legal Assistance Program panel, including the Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association; Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida; Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers; Paul C. Perkins Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; and Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association. Support has poured in from law firms and in-house counsel from throughout the region and the country.

Federal Bar Association Leaders to Meet with Senate, House Lawmakers

On Thursday, May 19, chapter and circuit leaders of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) will meet with Senate and House lawmakers to urge adequate funding for the federal courts and prompt action in filling judicial vacancies. These 68 FBA leaders also will focus Congressional attention on the need for additional district and circuit judgeships, as well as the establishment of an Article I immigration court.

FBA Furthers Commitment to Diversity With Creation of LGBT Law Section

The Federal Bar Association has announced the formation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Section to provide LGBT attorneys, their supporters, and those representing LGBT clients with an opportunity to share concerns, network, and build relationships with one another in a supportive forum.

About U.S. Federal Courts

Our Founding Fathers understood the need for an independent Judiciary, which was created under Article III of the United States Constitution. The Judicial Branch is one of one of the three separate and distinct branches of the federal government. The other two are the legislative and executive branches.

Frequently Asked Questions

These answers of frequently asked questions are provided for your reference but should not take the place of professional legal advice. Topics include selecting a lawyer; legal fees; law and the courts; law and the consumer; and bankruptcy.

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