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PRI launches new website

PRI website

‘The new website is like having a
practice management advisor in your pocket’

The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute (PRI) has launched a new, redesigned version of its website,


Bill SchifinoLawyers rate jurists facing retention vote

Florida lawyers overwhelmingly recommend the retention of Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and Justices Charles T. Canady and Ricky L. Polston, and the 28 district courts of appeal judges up for merit retention on the November 8 ballot, according to results of The Florida Bar’s biennial merit retention judicial poll.

Justice PerryJustice Perry set to retire in December
Justice James E.C. Perry notified Gov. Rick Scott that he will retire from the Florida Supreme Court on December 30.

Pro bono logoPro Bono Week goes social

The Florida Bar Foundation invites Florida lawyers to join in its October 23-29 social media campaign in recognition of the ABA’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, an annual initiative emphasizing the critical role of pro bono in increasing access to justice.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

ABA provision makes harassment and discrimination 'professional misconduct'
The ABA has adopted a resolution to classify harassment or discrimination in the practice of law professional misconduct subject to disciplinary action.

Rob BradleySen. Bradley works both
sides of the aisle
Scandal thrust Rob Bradley into public service as a Clay County Commissioner. A desire to continue to serve his community fueled his decision to run for the Florida Senate, where he has served since 2012.

Dade County Courthouse features
a lactation room
Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the 11th Judicial Circuit held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 8 to mark the opening of a lactation room at the historic Dade County Courthouse.

Access Commission logoAccess Commission is made permanent
The Florida Supreme Court considered the Final Report of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice and concurred with its recommendation to re-establish the commission as a standing commission.

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    October 1, 2016
    Fraudulent Email Alert!
    The Florida Bar warns its members about a fraudulent email with the subject "Notice of Past Due License Renewal #00000" that is being distributed.

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    Marathon attorney Richard E. Warner
    'The Turtle Hospital Goes to Cuba'
    Oblivious to political boundaries, green and loggerhead sea turtles lay eggs and swim hundreds and hundreds of miles on multi-national migratory tracks.


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