“The Florida Ethics Law Handbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees” is a comprehensive guide to ethics laws in Florida. The Florida Ethics Law Handbook is the only guide that synthesizes up-to-date ethics laws applicable to public officers and employees on the state and local levels of Florida government, related Florida constitutional provisions, as well as relevant advisory opinions issued by the Florida Commission on Ethics applying the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (Code of Ethics) in an array of factual scenarios, the Commission’s rules clarifying ethics related terms and topics, and pertinent appellate cases germane to ethics matters—all in an accessible, narrative handbook for use by ethics practitioners and the public alike. The handbook provides a brief but rigorous review of Florida’s ethics related laws by topic including:
- Gifts, bribes, and expenditures
- Conflicts of interest
- Financial disclosure
- Voting conflicts—and more!
Further, the Handbook uses an array of examples taken from ethics complaint proceedings, advisory opinions, and appellate courts cases to help public servants, public employees, and practitioners to better understand the law.
The Florida Ethics Law Handbook is the only guide written by an ethics attorney with more than a decade of experience interpreting and enforcing the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees on the State level and published by an independent, non-partisan nonprofit. If you are a public official, public employee, citizen ethics advocate, or attorney working in the areas of government or administrative law, this book is for you. 100% of book sales will benefit the Florida Ethics Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to advance ethics in government through education.