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June 24, 2014

--Legal Profession--

WHAT MAKES LAWYERS HAPPY? -- The Florida Bar News, http://www.floridabar.org, July 1, 2014.
The latest study conducted by Larry Krieger, a clinical professor at Florida State University College of Law, and Kennon M. Sheldon, a professor at the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Missouri, sets out to answer the question, "What makes lawyers happy?" by crunching data gathered from 6,200 diverse lawyers in four states. They established a hierarchy of five tiers of factors for lawyer well-being, including choices in law school, legal career, personal life and psychological needs and motivations established by Self-Determination Theory. “What Makes Lawyers Happy? Transcending the Anecdotes With Data From 6,200 Lawyers” is scheduled to be printed in a forthcoming issue of the George Washington University Law Review and can be downloaded now.

PRO BONO SPOTLIGHT: LISA DASHER LEARNS NEW AREA OF LAW WHILE HELPING CLIENT -- Jacksonville Daily Record, http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com, June 23, 2014.
When pro bono attorney Lisa Dasher recently accepted a case, she drew on the experience and expertise of other pro bono attorneys to achieve an excellent result for her client. The result provided increased financial stability for a single mother who had very little. Dulce Fazel, Rusty Mead and Geraldine Hartin served as consultants and expert resources throughout the case. "As a full-time mediator, I rarely litigate cases," said Dasher. "This was an opportunity to learn a new area of the law. I learned the importance of having mentors while learning a new area of the law. I received a lot of personal satisfaction from assisting the client."

--Judiciary--

GOVERNOR APPOINTS STATE REP. DAVE HOOD TO CIRCUIT JUDGESHIP -- Daytona Beach News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com, June 23, 2014.
State Rep. Dave Hood will replace 7th Judicial Circuit Judge David Beck, who resigned earlier this year, Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Monday [June 23]. In his announcement Scott said Hood’s leadership and dedicated service to the families of his district and his experience as a lawyer will make him a great addition to the 7th Judicial Circuit bench. Hood, 60, of Daytona Beach Shores, is the Republican representative for Florida House District 25 and a partner with the law firm Smith, Hood, Loucks, Stout, Bigman & Brock.

--Other--

SHAWNA MARY MUCARIO -- Sarasota Herald Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com, June 24, 2014.
Shawna Mary Humphreys Mucario, 40, passed away June 18. Mucario attended Stetson Law School. As a practicing attorney, she was active in The Florida Bar and the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

--Tech Tip Tuesday--

HOW TO DIAL YOUR MAIN NUMBER AND YOUR PARTY'S EXTENSION IN ONE MOTION ON THE IPHONE -- The Florida Bar, http://www.floridabar.org, June 24, 2014.
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[Revised: 06-25-2014]