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Accommodating Mental Disabilities During and After the Pandemic

Labor and Employment Law
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased stress, anxiety, and depression for many people, but particularly those suffering from preexisting mental...

Forum Selection in Administrative Appeals and the “Home Venue Privilege”

Appellate Practice
Occasionally, appellate lawyers are confronted with the question of in which district court of appeal (DCA) to initiate an appeal...

Modern Complexity Demands New Ways of Working: The Future of the Lawyer-Nonlawyer Partnership

Public Interest Law
In February 2020, the Pennsylvania Law School held a conference about the future of the legal profession.[1] With attendees representing...

Tax Incentives to Shift Profits Offshore Prior to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Under the pre-TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) U.S. international tax system, the U.S. implemented a worldwide tax system that...

The Foreclosure of Local Special Assessment Liens: What, Where, Why, and How of the Civil Action and Enforcement Methods

City, County and Local Government
In these unprecedented times, there has been a drought in local government revenues and collections. These are times of fiscal...

Where the Presumption of Undue Influence Should Not Apply: Consider the “Dutiful Son” and the “Dutiful Daughter” Exceptions

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
More than 30 years ago, our Florida Supreme Court in In re Carpenter, 253 So. 2d 697 (1971), outlined relevant...

2020: A Challenging Year for Keeping Up With Changes to Probate and Guardianship Rules and Statutes

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
In addition to all of the unprecedented changes affecting just about every aspect of their lives in 2020, probate and...

Chapter 9 Legal Services Plans: An Opportunity for Florida Attorneys to Deliver Legal Services to Floridians in the Post-COVID-19 World

Prepaid Legal Services
At the outset, although it is now some 50 years since the Florida Supreme Court first created a rule[1] permitting...

Courtroom Canines Are Leading Courtroom Accommodations for Children

Animal Law
“The morning of the trial was excruciating for Anna, as it is for every child victim or witness who has...

En Banc Hearings, By the Numbers

Appellate Practice
In 2019, Florida’s five appellate courts collectively issued 12,208 opinions.[1] In past years, Florida’s appellate courts have collectively issued up...