The Florida Bar

Clients' Security Fund

The Clients' Security Fund was created by The Florida Bar to help compensate persons who have suffered a loss of money or property due to misappropriation or embezzlement by an attorney.

Follow these steps before filing a claim.

  • Is the attorney currently eligible to practice law? Not sure?
The Clients’ Security Fund will not consider a claim against a member who is in good standing and eligible to practice law. Discipline in the form of a suspension or disbarment is a prerequisite to a claim being considered unless the attorney is deceased.

Regulations of the Clients' Security Fund PDF document opens in new window

Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: Chapter 7 Clients' Security Fund Rules

Clients' Security Fund Committee

[Revised: 03-27-2013]