In a recent speech, Florida Bar President Eugene Pettis recently outlined The Florida Bar Vision 2016 initiative to address challenges faced by the legal profession today. He charged Jacksonville Bar Association members to be a part of the solution, to help plant a seed to create a better future for law. The Florida Bar Vision 2016 is based on a comprehensive review of four critical areas impacting the legal profession and is aimed at "preparing today's lawyer for tomorrow's practice.”
In fact, The Financial News & Daily Record reported that a recent study found only 55 percent of the class of 2011 law school graduates were employed full-time in law-related employment nine months after graduation. Meanwhile, the other 45 percent may be unemployed or working at nonrelated legal jobs.