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Civil Law Notary.

Thank you for telling lawyers to remove the unearned Florida Civil Law Notary honor from their Bar profile pages.

When I look up opposing counsel and see they have checked the box, but are not FCLNs, I try to joke them into awareness by saying, "I see you're a FCLN just like me! My license number is 145. What's yours?" I've never had a response, nor does the box get "unchecked."

They are violating ethics rules--this is no different than falsely claiming board certification.

We have 2,594 lawyers who wrongly claim to be a Florida Civil Law Notary on their Bar profile pages, and two things come to mind: They don't know what a Florida Civil Law Notary is (wrongly equating the title with a notary public), or they have delegated their Bar profile page to "staff" who really have no idea.

Jeffrey L. Price

Gainesville

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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Price, Jeffrey L.
Publication:Florida Bar News
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jun 15, 2016
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