You might have been amused by recent stories about the hacking of celebrities’ private data accounts in the “cloud” and the publishing of nude photographs. But if your law firm uses the cloud to store information or run programs, have you considered that a similar breach of your information might leave you — and your clients — feeling more exposed than an undressed star?
A coming change to the Florida courts e-filing portal is aimed at making it easier for lawyers to choose the “document type” when they are electronically filing court documents.
E-Filing Authority to address standardization issues
What’s the difference between a “Summons Issued,” a “Summons Issued To,” and a “Summons Issued For?” Or a “Proposed Summons to Be Issued by the Clerk” and “Summons (To Be Issued by the Clerk).”
YLD Law Student Division is in need of mentors
Attorneys are invited to sign up to mentor a law student, locally or long-distance, to help them transition into practice and engage in networking opportunities.
Nominating petitions for the 2015 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in the headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15. All of the board positions are for two-year terms.
YLD nominations now being accepted
Nominating petitions for positions on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors must be received in the headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15.
Longtime Journal illustrator Joe McFadden passes away
Until Joe McFadden shared his artistic talent with The Florida Bar Journal, its pages looked drab and gray. All that changed in 1990, when McFadden began illustrating Journal articles.
Resignation prompts the question: Who gets to replace the judge?
If a trial judge in the last year of his or her term submits a resignation before election qualifying for the seat begins, but with an effective date near the end of the term, who gets to replace the judge — the governor or voters?
- July 2014 bar exam results
- Florida Bar bestows annual media awards
- Bar Board to look at rule dealing with firm breakups
- RPPTL Section storms the Windy City
- Hillsborough assistant state attorneys and PDs learn about substance abuse
- IRA rollover rule changes January 1
- First Leadership Academy class provides a scholarship
- McIntosh, Sawran & Cartyaya support students
- Hillsborough Bar honors those who serve the nation
- Palm Beach County Bar hosts diversity meeting
- ACCC sets annual conference for Miami
- Bar fees petition argument set
- Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission vacancy
- Board of Governors to make appointments in December
- Proposed amendments to Bar Rule 4-6.5
- Amendments to criminal jury instructions
- 19th JNC to fill a circuit vacancy
- First DCA has an opening
- 10th JNC to fill a circuit vacancy
- Fourth JNC to fill a judicial vacancy
- Broward County needs a new judge
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Jorge Labarga: Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court
After helping tie a Cuban flag to the antenna, seven-year-old Jorge Labarga jumped in his father’s canary yellow ’56 Chevy Bel Air, and they cruised around town honking the horn and cheering in celebration of the revolution.
It was 1959, dictator Fulgencio Batista had fled the island with his fortune, and Fidel Castro came down from the mountains bringing grand promises of an American-style democracy for Cuba.
But that democratic dream soon turned into what Labarga calls a “Marxist nightmare.”
On the Move
Health Care Regulatory & Compliance
Course Classification: Advanced Level, One Location: Friday, November 7, Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport.
2015 Solo & Small Firm Conference
Wild, Wild Tech: Getting Down and Dirty with Technology
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, January 23 - 24, 2015, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
40th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, October 23-24, Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.
Litigating Employment Law Claims 50 Years After Title VII
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, Live Presentation: November 13-14, The Riverside Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale.
And You Thought Estate Planning Was Easy?
Course Classification: Intermediate Level. Live and Webcast Presentation: Friday, October 24, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
The ABC's and XYZ's of LLC's
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, Live Presentation October 24: The Ritz Carlton, Ft. Lauderdale.
Basic Criminal Law 2014
Course Classification: Basic Level, Live Presentation: Friday, October 31, Tampa Airport Marriott.