Election resources available
The Florida Bar has resources for educating voters on The Vote’s in Your Court web page – www.floridabar.org/thevotesinyourcourt. It has bios of all the appellate judges on the ballot this year; and Judicial Candidate Self Disclosure Statements, which allow trial court judges to put statements about why they want to serve as judges and the Guide for Florida Voters.
The Florida Bar News
The Oct. 15 Bar News is now available with stories including:
- How safe is the cloud?
- Planned e-filing software upgrades.
- The YLD's search for mentors.
- 1st District Court of Appeal - due Oct. 24
- 19th Circuit - due Oct. 24
- 10th Circuit - due Oct. 27
- 17th Circuit - due Nov. 10
- 4th Circuit - due Nov. 13
Judicial Qualifications Commission Vacancy - Oct. 29, 2014
Judges receive high marks in Florida Bar merit-retention poll
A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention elections of 22 appellate court judges indicates strong support for all to be retained, with an average ranking of 88 percent. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about these jurists believe they should continue in their jobs. The retention election is scheduled for Nov. 4. Details:Read the news release.
President's Video Message
In his second video message, President Greg Coleman asks all Bar members to view 2014 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Award recipient Karen Buesing’s acceptance speech to become invigorated and excited to step up to the plate and provide a higher level of pro bono service.
December Special Appointments to be Filled - Nov. 7, 2014 deadline.
Welcome to The Florida Bar’s website redesign. Bar members: Enhance your experience and login to see your new My Florida Bar page. The July 1 Florida Bar News features information on the new site. This is the first phase of the redesign. Over the next year, more pages will be redesigned and converted. Comments may be emailed.
The Florida Bar Journal
The Sept./Oct. issue of the Journal is now available featuring articles about:
- Jorge Labarga: Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court
- Recovering damages for flight delays under the Montreal Convention
- Deceleration and the statutes of limitations in foreclosures
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Daily News Summary
STATE JUSTICES BAR CELLPHONE TRACKING WITHOUT WARRANTPointing to privacy rights, the Florida Supreme Court Thursday [Oct. 16] said police need to get warrants before using cellphone information...
CHANGING COURSES AT FLAGLER CORNER?Key West attorney and philanthropist Michael Halpern envisions putting up the Michelle Keevan Halpern Center for Learning in a new building ...
VOTING RIGHTS ADVOCATES SAY FLORIDA SHOULD LIFT RESTRICTIONS ON FELONS VOTINGPalm Beach County voting rights advocates, including the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, the Voting Rights Coalition and the Am...