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Beyond the Barriers of Bias

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In 2016, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar released the results of its Survey on Women in the…

Implicit Bias and Its Application in the Life of a Lawyer

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Early in my career, while I was litigating in Arizona, I met men and women from a local Native American…

What Does Gender Bias Look Like in Real Life?

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Gender bias is the prejudice displayed toward one gender over the other.[1] Often this bias is implicit in our nature…

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: What Is the Bar Doing Now?

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The 2016-2019 Strategic Plan of The Florida Bar[1] outlines its objectives in its continuing effort to encourage and promote diversity…

Mentoring Matters: The Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Programs of The Florida Bar and Its Sections

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By all accounts, the legal profession is facing a crisis: “Too many great minds are leaving the profession….Everyone needs to…

The 2018 Florida Bar Criminal Justice Summit: A First Step in Improving Florida’s Criminal Justice System

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Imagine state attorneys, public and private defense counsel, policymakers, legislators, and judges meeting in one room to examine key criminal…

Reframing the Question: Why Florida Courts Should Enforce Nonreliance Clauses

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“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain A nonreliance clause is an agreement…

Florida’s Unwieldy But Effective Construction Lien Law

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A glance at any urban skyline in Florida will confirm that construction is still big business.1 Look again, and you might…

Flying Baseballs, Injured Fans, Uncertain Liability

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In January 2018, the Tampa Bay Rays announced plans to extend the protective netting at Tropicana Field.1 Two months later,…

Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company: Balancing the Interests Surrounding Potential Insurance Coverage for Ch. 558 Notices of Claim

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Illustration by Barbara Kelley The legislature enacted F.S. Ch. 558 in 2003 to provide “an alternative method to resolve construction…