TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONALISM, OFFER ENRICHING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND RECOGNIZE ADVANCES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES BEYOND ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS OF FULL TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE U.S.
The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. It is the third largest such bar association in the United States. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys.
As elsewhere in the United States, persons seeking admission to the bar must pass a moral character screening, in this case administered by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Admission to the bar includes passing a background investigation, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, and the bar exam, which tests both the common law through the Multistate Bar Examination and Florida law through written state essays and state-specific multiple-choice questions. The Florida Bar is home of one of the nation's premier board certification programs. Over 5,000 members of the bar are certified in one or more of 24 legal specialty areas including civil trial, business litigation, labor and employment, and marital and family law. Board certified attorneys must submit to a rigorous peer review process, prove substantial involvement and education in the specialty field, and pass a written examination.
The Florida Bar's headquarters building and annex are located in Tallahassee, three blocks from the Florida State Capitol.
Phi Delta Phi is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States, predating even the American Bar Association. It was founded in 1869 at the University of Michigan School of Law by four law students, who at the urging of their faculty, endeavored to create an association that would foster scholarship, civility, and ethical conduct in our profession. Since that time, Phi Delta Phi has grown beyond the borders of the United States to Canada, Latin America and Europe. Phi Delta Phi celebrates academic excellence and embraces the finest attributes of professionalism and scholarship. Since our founding, Phi Delta Phi has emphasized to students and lawyers alike the importance of our calling. Our active membership is drawn from those students of the law who not only have shown themselves companionable, but have manifested ability and industry in legal study. Similar to membership in Phi Beta Kappa in the undergraduate colleges and universities, membership in Phi Delta Phi is a mark of honor and distinction that follows one throughout life. Academic achievement alone is not sufficient to give rise to an invitation to join Phi Delta Phi. Integrity, service, and excellence in all facets of human experience are considered factors for membership. In the words of our Phi Delta Phi forefathers, we intend that those so selected shall lead the legal profession. Once accepted, a member of Phi Delta Phi will be recognized as one whose moral compass, academic ability, and personal integrity is beyond reproach. In other words, membership is a mark of distinction.
National Biometric Security Project, Inc. provided biometric access control through online magazine and news site. It offered secure biometric access control expertise to organizations seeking protection of their physical and cyber assets including personal information. The company was headquartered in Bowie, MD.
Federal Bureau of Investigation provides security and crime-fighting services. It specializes in terrorism, public corruption, cyber crime, and violent crimes. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
Center For Security Policy is a non-profit organization that organizes, manages, and provides public policies coalitions. It produces articles, press releases, occasional papers, books, transcripts, congressional scorecards, events, videos, and secure freedom radio podcasts. The organization was founded by Frank J. Gaffney in 1988 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.