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Simon, A Slave v. The State of Florida: The Precedent-Setting Decision Establishing Confessions Extracted by Threats or Promises Are Inadmissible at Trial

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In February 1854, the Pensacola Gazette reported that an enslaved person by the name of Simon, whose criminal conviction for...

New Developments in Inverse Taking Law for Government-Incited Public Actions That Impair Private Property Value

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Inverse taking law is a continuing work in progress as courts struggle to apply the purpose of the Taking Clause,...

John M. Stewart: President of The Florida Bar

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As it relates to the modern practice of law, technology can be difficult to discuss due to its rapidly changing...

Face-Off on Facebook: Judges and Lawyers as Social Media “Friends” in a Post-Herssein World

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Should a judge be disqualified from a case based solely on a Facebook friendship with one of the attorneys? The...

Keeping the Cogs Turning: Resources for Solo and Small-Firm Practitioners

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The Solo & Small Firm Section of The Florida Bar is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the more...

LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar

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The Florida Bar is aware that the majority of its members practice as solos or in small firms of five...

The Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism

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The Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism was created in 1996 through a joint effort by the Florida Supreme Court and The...

To the “Victim” Go the Spoils: The Evolution and Operation of Spoliation of Evidence Law in Florida Product Liability Cases

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Most seasoned product liability trial lawyers will agree that, while testimonial evidence plays a key role in corroborating that which...

Oh No! Not a Per Curiam Affirmed Decision on My Appeal

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A modest epiphany suggested that the instant article may be somewhat like the late 1980s-1990s TV show Seinfeld.[1] As much...

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...