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Judith D. Equels

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Judith D. Equels

Mrs. Equels leads The Florida Bar’s Diversion and Discipline Consultation Service (DDCS). This member consultation service resides with the Florida Bar Legal Division. Prior to this position, Ms. Equels served as the senior practice management advisor and Director of the Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS). Currently, she assists attorneys enrolled in Florida Bar diversion and discipline related programs, conducting formal administrative management reviews of law firms throughout the state. Ms. Equels has over 30 years of law office and practice management related experience. Before joining The Florida Bar as a practice management advisor, Ms. Equels worked as a law firm administrator and law firm management consultant. As a management consultant with Hildebrandt International (now Thomson Reuters’ HBR consulting arm), she assisted law firms and corporate legal departments in both the United States and Canada. As a legal administrator, Ms. Equels managed several law firms of varying sizes, from small firms to multiple branches of national and international law firms. She is an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), and has served in leadership roles at the national, regional, and local levels of ALA. Judith Equels has served as an adjunct professor in law practice management at The Florida State University College of Law, and is frequent speaker at CLE seminars.