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An electronic digest of media coverage of interest to members of The Florida Bar compiled each workday by the Public Information and Bar Services Department. Electronic links are only active in today's edition. For information on previous articles, please contact the publishing newspaper directly.

April 2, 2013

--Legal Profession--


FIVE QUESTIONS FOR PAM BONDI -- Daily Business Review, http://www.dailybusinessreview.com , April 2, 2013.
The article is an interview with Attorney General Pam Bondi.

FREE CLASS TODAY: 'HOW CAN YOU AVOID THE NEED FOR GUARDIANSHIP' -- Florida Times-Union, http://www.times-union.com , April 2, 2013.
St. Johns Legal Aid provides a wealth of justice to those who have neither.  In the continuing series of the People’s Law School, St. Johns Legal Aid presents today ‘How Can You Avoid the Need for Guardianship.’  This free one-hour class starts at 4 p.m. at the Southeast Branch Library (6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine). The article provides a listing of other spring classes that are available.

A HISTORY OF PROSECUTOR DEATHS IN THE U.S. -- Bradenton Herald, http://www.bradenton.com , April 2, 2013.
The killings of two Texas prosecutors have raised fresh questions about the safety of those who prosecute criminals for a living. In fact, the murders of prosecutors have been relatively rare, with motives varying widely. Over the last century, 14 prosecutors have been killed, according to news reports and statistics kept by the National District Attorneys Association. At least eight of them were targeted in the line of duty.

--Judiciary--

FORMER REP. MICHAEL SCIONTI TO RUN FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE -- http://www.stpetersblog.com , April 2, 2013.
Michael Scionti filed to run for Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge, Group 19, in the 2014 election, according to La Gaceta’s Patrick Manteiga. The seat is currently held by Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr., who is retiring. Scionti has only been home for a few weeks after returning from Afghanistan as a senior U.S. diplomat. Prior to this, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve in the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretarty of Defense for Homeland Defense and Intergovernmental Affairs. He also served two combat tours of duty, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.  Political observers know Scionti as a former state representative, assistant attorney general, assistant state attorney and assistant statewide prosecutor.

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[Revised: 04-04-2013]