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Bar’s COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Task Force turns its sights to the future

After suspending Bar late fees, redesigning a website, recruiting financial help, and assisting the courts in tackling a massive backlog, the Bar’s COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Task Force is shifting gears. Chair Michael Tanner told the Board of Governors at an October 23 meeting that the panel has accomplished its first mission, meeting the most immediate…

Foundation awards $1.45 million in pandemic relief grants

The Florida Bar Foundation awarded $1,454,993 in grants to 24 legal aid organizations for COVID-19 relief efforts. “There is an urgent need for legal services arising from the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn,” Foundation President Stephen R. Senn said. “Many Floridians are finding themselves newly out of work or at risk of eviction, both…

ADR Section to host Arbitration Advocacy Institute November 13

The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s inaugural Arbitration Advocacy Institute is a one-day, virtual workshop for attorney-arbitrators that will provide coaching on mechanics, technology, and professionalism to help Florida attorneys boost their arbitration advocacy skills. Attendees will increase their knowledge of the arbitration process from beginning to end — distinct from mediation and litigation…

O’Connor says the pandemic has challenged and changed the next generation of lawyers

Tested by adversity, the next generation of lawyers will be more technologically savvy, independent, prone to question authority, and less fearful of the unknown. That’s Florida State University College of Law Dean Erin O’Hara O’Connor’s assessment in a video address to an October 21 luncheon of the Jacksonville Bar Association. “It’s been a tough year…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    BAR’S COVID-19 PANDEMIC RECOVERY TASK FORCE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

    The Florida Bar | Article | October 26, 2020
  2. Legislative

    A.G. MOODY TAKES HAND IN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN ANTITRUST ACTION AGAINST SOLID-WASTE GIANTS

    Florida Phoenix | Article | October 23, 2020
  3. Criminal Justice

    DOZENS OF DEPUTIES LIED, CHEATED AND STOLE. THIS FLORIDA SHERIFF HIRED THEM ANYWAY.

    NWF Daily News | Article | October 26, 2020

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