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June 2017 John F. Harkness, Jr. Executive Directions
Just as it’s natural to take a look back and reflect on the accomplishments of the past 12 months as…

Attorneys Must Protect Clients’ Sensitive Data

July/August, 2016 Executive Directions
Open up any newspaper and you will not have to read far to find a headline on the latest security…

In Memoriam: L. David Shear

L. David Shear, 1979-80 president of The Florida Bar, died April 26 in Tampa, where he had lived all his…

The Florida Bar Practice Resource Institute Enjoys One of the Most Successful Launches of Any Bar Program

April, 2016 Executive Directions
The Practice Resource Institute (PRI) was launched in January 2015, taking the place of the Law Office Management Assistance Service…

In Memoriam: Russell Troutman, Bar President 1977-1978

September/October, 2015 Executive Directions
Russell Troutman died in May at the age of 81 from Alzheimer’s disease. His year as president of The Florida…

In Memoriam: Robert M. Ervin

Described by those who knew him as a “lawyer’s lawyer,” Robert M. Ervin, former president of The Florida Bar (1965-1966),…

In Memoriam: Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., September 19, 1925 – January 11, 2013: Professional, Mentor, and Champion of Pro Bono Legal Service

March, 2013 Executive Directions
Setting the gold standard for professionalism and a shining example of pro bono service, Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., died at…

In Memoriam: Marshall R. Cassedy

February, 2012 Executive Directions
In early December, when family, friends, and colleagues gathered in Tallahassee for the funeral of Marshall R. Cassedy, former executive…

In Memoriam: Mark Hulsey, Jr.

November, 2011 Executive Directions
Mark Hulsey, Jr., Florida Bar president from 1969-70, died of natural causes in Jacksonville on July 22. A champion of…

James Urban Answered the Challenges to the Legal Profession

James A. Urban, former Florida Bar president, passed away February 26 in St. Petersburg. His prophetic words when he took…
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