James David Stokes - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about James David Stokes on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's bar license status, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Government Law - Under Rule 6-18.2, the term "city, county and local government law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "legal issues of county, municipal or other local governments, such as, but not limited to, special districts, agencies and authorities, including litigation in the federal and state courts and before administrative agencies; the preparation of laws, ordinances and regulations; and the preparation of legal instruments for or in behalf of city, county and local governments."
Lawyers certified in City, County & Local Government Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have met minimum standards for city, county and local government law certification. The standards are set out in Rule 6-18.3 which include the practice of law for at least 5 years (or 4 years with an LL.M. in urban affairs or a related field), substantial involvement in the specialty of city, county and local government law (40% or more), and 60 hours of approved city, county and local government law certification continuing legal education. Attorney must also submit to peer review and passing a written examination.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Employment Law - Lawyers certified in "Labor and Employment Law" by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.
Under Rule 6-23.2, the term "Labor and Employment law" is defined as "advice and representation concerning the application and interpretation of public and private sector labor and employment law principles, as well as employment discrimination and employment-related civil rights law."
Attorneys that practice labor and employment law in Florida deal with "state and federal laws that apply to the employment relationship including, but not limited to:
(1) the National Labor Relations Act, as amended;
(2) the Fair Labor Standards Act;
(3) Florida's public sector collective bargaining laws and career service appeals;
(4) the Employment Retirement Income Security Act;
(5) the Family Medical Leave Act;
(6) Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Florida's Civil Rights Act;
(7) the Americans With Disabilities Act;
(8) Occupational Safety and Health Act; [and]
(9) the Age Discrimination in Employment Act."