The oath of admission to The Florida Bar includes the promise:
Rule 4-6.1 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar provides:
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The local chapters of the Federal Bar Association and other local voluntary federal bar organizations are encouraged to maintain a list of members of the court's bar willing to represent civil litigants in federal court on a pro bono basis or establish a process for publishing appointment opportunities to their membership. If a judge finds that appointment of counsel in a civil case is necessary (usually only in an exceptional case), the judge may: (1) request that the clerk publish the pro bono opportunity on the court’s website; and (2) request that the clerk contact a voluntary federal bar organization to request that the organization identify an attorney willing to accept the appointment or publish the appointment opportunity to its membership.
The Plan for Pro Bono Representation by Appointment in Civil Cases for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida allows counsel appointed under the plan to request reimbursement of certain expenses.
As outlined in the plan, the reimbursement process is accomplished in two phases. First, counsel must submit for approval a Proposed Expense Budget form no later than 60 days after the date of the order of appointment. Second, counsel must submit for approval a Petition for Reimbursement of Civil Pro Bono Expenses form no later than 45 days after the case is closed or the representation has otherwise ended. Appointed counsel must first pay any expense before seeking reimbursement and may not submit unpaid invoices to the court for direct payment to any provider. The court will not issue payment directly to a provider.