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Today’s Daily News Summary features the following Florida Bar News stories: SUPREME COURT REMINDS APPELLANTS OF ITS LIMITED JURISDICTION The Florida Supreme Court has limited jurisdiction and cannot hear an appeal merely because a party is unhappy with a lower court ruling. That’s the unanimous opinion of the court, which recently dismissed an appeal it had…

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BOARD TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS IN DECEMBER The Board of Governors is seeking applicants applicants to fill vacancies on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee, Florida Rural Legal Services, and the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business on Friday, October 25 and appointments will be made at the…

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The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News stories on appointments to the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, a free career counseling program, and a project documenting the history of The Florida Bar. GOVERNOR APPOINTS 11 TO FLORIDA WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION Gov. Ron DeSantis recently appointed Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez as chair of the Florida…

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SERCUS NAMED ‘HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR’ Assistant Statewide Prosecutor and member of The Florida Bar’s Criminal Law Section, Julie Sercus of Tampa, was named “Human Trafficking Prosecutor of the Year” at the 2019 Human Trafficking Summit held Sept. 30 in Orlando. The summit brought together local, state, and national leaders working together to…

October Florida Bar News

The October Bar News is now available with stories including: SUPREME COURT HEARS PARENTAL LEAVE ARGUMENTS There was no lack of advice when the Florida Supreme Court held oral arguments August 27 on a proposed rule governing parental leave continuances. Nine different lawyers, including Bar President John Stewart, offered counsel on proposed Rule of Judicial Administration…

September Bar News

The September Bar News is now available with stories including: BAR REVIEWING MORE LAWYER ADS Unless it’s posted on a billboard, lawyers appear to be losing interest in printed types of advertising, while showing an accelerating interest in internet ads and a continuing preference for TV and radio spots. Ads submitted for Bar review jumped about…

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Take a look at the new September/October 2019 issue of the Florida Bar Journal! Features: Simon, A Slave V. The State Of Florida: The Precedent-setting Decision Establishing Confessions Extracted By Threats Or Promises Are Inadmissible At Trial by David C. Hardy New Developments In Inverse Taking Law For Government-incited Public Actions That Impair Private Property Value by…

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The Florida Bar has updated our 2019 Hurricane Information page for Hurricane Dorian. We have resources for attorneys that want to help and for consumers impacted by the storm. Several special relief efforts are underway through the Florida voluntary bar community to reach out with supplies to assist storm victims in the impacted areas. Local bars…

The Florida Bar News

The August Bar News is now available with stories including: HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMITTEE SETS AMBITIOUS AGENDA An enhanced hotline for distressed lawyers, better member benefits for attorneys looking to boost their well-being, and resources for local bars sponsoring health and wellness events are the priorities this year for the Bar’s Committee on Mental Health and…

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The July Bar News is now available with stories including: D’ALEMBERTE REMEMBERED Talbot D. “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who helped write and push through Article V of the Florida Constitution that modernized the state’s courts and served as ABA president, Florida State University College of Law dean, and president of FSU, died May 20. SUPREME COURT REPLACES FRYE…