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Indemnification Is Good, but Advancement Is Even Better: Make Sure You Know the Difference and Level the Playing Field from the Start

Featured Article
Corporate officers and directors frequently find themselves involved in complex legal proceedings in which they face exposure merely by reason...

Summary of Recently Adopted Changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act and Harmonizing Changes to Other Florida Entity Statutes, Part I

Business Law
This is the first of two articles that will address key changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act (Ch. 607...

Danger Will Robinson: The New Frontier of Remote Online Notarization and Electronic Wills

Featured Article
On June 7, 2019, to the delight of some practitioners and the horror of others, the future of remote notarization...

At a Lookout Point

President's Page
In life and in law, change can occur suddenly like a tidal wave that crashes onto the shore or can...

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

Featured Article
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

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

A Rising Tide Raises All Ships

President's Page
In my speech at the General Assembly at the Bar’s Annual Convention, and in my first President’s Page, I discussed...

John M. Stewart: President of The Florida Bar

Featured Article
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

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

Waves of Change

President's Page
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss...