|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||01/29/2017|
|Managing Attorney||Law Office of Elizabeth S. Conan, P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Staff Counsel||The Florida Bar||1999 - 2006|
|Associate||McKeever, Albert & Barth, PA||1998 - 1999|
|Assistant Public Defender||9th Judicial Circuit Public Defender||1995 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Bar Defense Lawyers||Secretary||2010 - Present|
|Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|ABA GPSolo Magazine||The Scarlet Q: Repercussions on Professional Reputation||2010|
|American Bar Association/Eastern European Law Initiative||Analysis on Draft Law: Principles of Local Self-Government for the Republic of Georgia||N/A|
|American Bar Association/Eastern European Law Initiative||Analysis on Draft Law: Organization of the Romanian Government||N/A|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Michigan State University||Journalism/Pre-Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|National Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers/National Organization of Bar Counsel||Defending Ethics Complaints in the Digital Age||N/A|
|Ethics: A View from the Bar and the Bench||Avoiding Grievances and Disputes with Clients||N/A|
Posted by Alex
I received a notice for an investigating hearing from the Florida Bar in the fall of 2016. I retained Ms.
Conan in preparation for this hearing. She evaluated my case and walked me through the entire process. She was attentive, responsive and thorough when evaluating the additional amendments and documents requested by the Bar.
What I found most valuable from my experience with Ms. Conan was that she made me do numerous amendments to my Florida Bar application. This not only cleared up a lot of issues regarding my character to the Bar, but was extremely helpful when answering the board members' questions at the hearing. A week after my hearing I finally received my clearance.
Posted by Karen
I received a notice from the Florida Bar regarding a character issue. Ms. Conan helped me through the process. She was not only successful, but kind, patient, always responsive and realistic. I would highly recommend her for any one with Bar issues.
Posted by anonymous
I retained Ms. Conan in 2016 after receiving an investigative hearing notice from the FL bar. Obviously I was pretty concerned about the possibility of being denied admission to the bar after spending over 2 years in law school.
From the start, Ms. Conan was attentive, knowledgable, and caring. We discussed the issues in my background and for the first time in a while I didn't feel judged about it. Ms. Conan seemed more interested in giving me the advice I needed - rather than just selling me a service. After a few days of reading up on these hearings, I decided to retain Ms. Conan.
From day one, she was always available when I needed. Ms. Conan takes the time to make sure you fully understand each step of the process and the pros/cons of each action. Most importantly, she will tell you exactly what the Bar expects from the applicant - which is something my law school neglected to explain.
Ms. Conan will review your application with a fine tooth comb. Then she will somehow find more background issues that you probably don't know about (dont panic). She will ask you to amend your application - keeping in mind her well thought out notes and suggestions. During this time, Ms. Conan will have you taking steps to "rehabilitate" your character. This rehabilitation depends upon the facts of your case. Ms. Conan seems to tailor every step to you and your specific case.
She will also prepare you for the hearing itself. This was the hard part. She takes the place of the hearing officer and drills you on you background. After each series of questions, she will give you input on how your answer is formulated. She knows exactly what the Bar wants to hear.
Once you get to the hearing, you're pretty much on your own - since the rules don't allow her to speak on your behalf. However, she is by your side the whole time, which really calms the nerves. Her role at this point is to ensure the bar doesn't violate your rights or stray from the proper procedures. Also, she knew my interviewers on a first name basis. I think that fact alone is worth its weight in gold. I truly believe that her presence brought a higher level of legitimacy to my hearing.
My hearing was quick and covered the areas which we prepared. I spoke honestly and concisely (Just like Ms. Conan prescribed). About a week later, I had received notice that I was cleared.
Ms. Conan was with me all the way. She is well worth the money. While I think it's possible to handle this hearings alone, I would not recommend it. Hire someone who knows these bar procedures and understands what the bar really wants from you.
I cannot reccomended Elizabeth Conan enough!