FLORIDA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:
Rule 4-8.3 REPORTING PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT
(a) Reporting misconduct of other lawyers: A lawyer having knowledge that another lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question as to that lawyer's honesty, trustworthyness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate professional authority.
(b) Reporting misconduct of judges: A lawyer having knowledge that a judge has committed a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct that raises a substantial question as to the judge's fitness for office shall inform the appropriate authority.
Comment: Self regulation of the legal profession requires that members of the profession initiate disciplinary investigation when they know of a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. An apparently isolated violation may indicate a pattern of misconduct that only a disciplinary investigation can uncover.
This rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that a self regulating profession must vigorously endeavor to prevent. A measure of judgment is therefore required in complying with the provisions of this rule.