The oath of admission to The Florida Bar includes the promise:
Rule 4-6.1 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar provides:
The local chapters of the Federal Bar Association maintain a list of members of the court's bar willing to represent civil litigants in federal court on a pro bono basis. If a judge finds that appointment of counsel in a civil case is necessary (usually only in an exceptional case), he or she will ask the clerk to determine if a lawyer on the list will accept the appointment.
The court has adopted a plan for appointments. The plan includes provisions governing reimbursement of expenses incurred by a lawyer appointed under the plan. The plan includes a list of expenses eligible for reimbursement. The court will determine appropriateness of reimbursement on a case-by-case basis. The plan does not apply to a lawyer who has not been appointed under the plan.
If you have been appointed under the plan and want to be reimbursed for expenses, you must complete a petition for reimbursement within 45 days of the end of representation or closure of the case. Note that you must obtain pre-approval for any expense that is more than $1,500 if you expect to be reimbursed for it.