Gov. Scott vetoes alimony/time-sharing legislation
Citing a reason raised by the Bar’s Family Law Section, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill revising Florida’s alimony and child time-sharing laws. Scott’s April 15 veto came only a couple days after supporters and opponents of SB 668 had protested at the Capitol and jammed his office to make their views known.
YLD website details how to start your own firm
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division has launched a new website, “How to Start Your Own Law Firm,” at startmyfloridalawfirm.com.
Chief Justice Jorge Labarga has made improving access to civil justice one of the priorities of his tenure as head of Florida’s judicial branch, creating the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.
Judicial Campaign Conduct Forums scheduled for May
Local judicial campaign conduct forums jointly sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors will be held Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13.
The use of senior judges challenged
The continued use of senior judges to handle foreclosure cases in much of Florida is unconstitutional because it has amounted to a permanent assignment, according to a St. Petersburg lawyer.
Online career counseling available
David Behrend, director of Career Planning Services for Lawyers in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and Michael Cohen, executive director of Florida Lawyers Assistance, will offer a free career counseling program for lawyers via computer or telephone from the privacy of their home or office. The next session is Wednesday, May 11, at 11 a.m.
- Three board races decided
- E-filing portal upgraded to handle larger documents
- Leadership Academy in Ft. Lauderdale
- Judgment and decrees interest rate set
- Foundation to honor McLeroy, Gay with Medal of Honor Awards
- Bar Examiners honor employees
- Middleton joins the board as a public member
- Abadin speaks with St. Thomas students
- YLD devotes May to attorney health and wellness
- Edgecomb and Minnis bars celebrate Black History Month
- Florida leads the nation in GAL volunteers
- First Amendment seminar to feature Judge Adalberto Jordan
- Solo & Small Firm Section seeks new Mentor Award nominations
- Grigas nominated to chair Bar's Health Law Section
- FSCHS seeks trustees
- UF honors Judge Orlando
- Free webinar offered on Constitutional Revision Commission
- Amendments to jury instructions in civil cases
- Amendments to filing and service size limitations
- Amendments to the juvenile procedure and appellate rules
- Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases now accepting applications
- Walsh petitions for reinstatement
- Fleischer petitions for reinstatement
- Brown petitions for readmission
- U.S. Middle District needs a magistrate judge
- 10th Circuit needs a judge
- First Circuit needs a judge
- Seventh Circuit needs a judge
- 15th JNC to fill a county and circuit vacancy
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'The more bees, the better'
In Steven Culbreath’s backyard in St. Petersburg, three hives each swarm with about 40,000 bees. The attorney recently became a state registered beekeeper, but always enjoyed gardening. He said bees travel anywhere between three to five miles from their hives, in a circle, and anyone within that range benefits from their presence. The bees produce honey and work hard to keep the neighborhood pollinated.
On the Move
Tax Planning with Substance: A Multi-Area Survey of the Economic Substance Doctrine
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, Live Presentation: May 20, The Fontainebleau, Miami Beach.
Basic Business Law 2016
Course Classification: Basic Level, One Location: May 20, Tampa Airport Marriott
Advanced Labor Topics 2016
Course Classification: Advanced Level, May 6-7, Ritz Carlton Amelia Island.
Basic Technology Law 2016
Course Classification: Basic Level, One Live Presentation: May 4, Tampa Airport Marriott.
Hot Topics in Evidence 2016
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, Live Presentation and Webcast. May 6, Holland & Knight, Orlando.
39th Annual Local Government Law in Florida
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, Friday - Saturday, May 6-7, Caribe Royale Orlando.
Land Use 2016
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, May 5, Caribe Royale Orlando.
Environmental and Land Use Law Audio Webcast Series 2016
Course Classification: Intermediate Level, Audio Webcast Presentation Dates: May 5, 2016; June 2 , 2016.
City County and Local Government Law Certification Review Course 2016
Course Classification: Advanced Level, Thursday, May 5, Caribe Royale Orlando.
Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2016
Course Classification: Advanced Level, Live Presentation: May 10-14, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville.