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How safe is the cloud?

Steve TepplerYou 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?

E-filing software updates to address uniformity concerns
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).”

Valerie BarnhartYLD 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.


Board of Governors nominating petitions are due December 15
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.

Joe McFaddenLongtime 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?


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    Jorge Labarga: Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court
    The Florida Bar JournalAfter 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.”

    October 15, 2014
    Andre Gomez
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