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Lawyer Discipline — A Roadmap to Florida’s Lawyer Regulation System

Featured Article
The Florida Bar performs many important roles for the legal profession, and arguably none is more important than lawyer regulation...

Certified Federal Questions: It’s Time To Expand the Jurisdiction of the Florida Supreme Court

Featured Article
In 1938, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Erie R.R. Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64 (1938), held that federal courts...

Protecting Interests or Hindering Real Estate Deals? Impact of a Lis Pendens When Selling Real Property in Florida

Business Law
Lis pendens — useful or useless? Though intended to protect the interests of parties involved in a legal dispute, the...

Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution — The Missing Piece of ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
The face of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has been changing over the last few years with the addition of online...

Pay Transparency: A Remedy for the Gender Pay Gap?

Featured Article
My grandmother emphasized the importance of going to college and pursuing a profession in the law to achieve independence —...

Aligning Appellate Standards of Review To Match the Constitutional Liberty Interests Implicated in a Termination of Parental Rights Proceeding

Appellate Practice
There are cases that haunt us, and sometimes, like our clients, attorneys also do not get closure. In 2019, I...

Is an Unequal Equitable Distribution Equitable?

Featured Article
In Florida, under the common law, title dictated the distribution of assets incident to a divorce.[1] Wives were at risk...

The Florida Bar Prioritizes Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

Featured Article
At the beginning of my presidency, The Florida Bar created the Standing Committee on Cybersecurity and Privacy Law — the...

The Cashless Real Estate Deal: Beware of Phantom Withholding on Foreign Partners’ Income

Featured Article
Down markets yield an uptick in insolvent real estate transactions, which may result in cancellation of indebtedness income (COD income)....

The People’s Court on Appeal: Three Years of County Court Appeals to the District Courts of Appeal

Appellate Practice
As the clock approached midnight on December 31, 2020, Floridians looked with hope to a new beginning, leaving behind a...