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Harvesting the Sun: A Sustainable Approach for Florida’s Greenbelt Law

Featured Article
In 2021, Florida dropped to 21st place for gross receipts of farms, its lowest rank since 1953.[1] The Sunshine State...

Adoption By the Numbers: Two Years Later, How Should the Florida Courts Navigate the “Not-So-New” Florida Summary Judgment Rule?

Appellate Practice
On December 31, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510, which regulates summary judgment motions.[1]...

Getting Down to the Basics — Free Nota Trust Accounting Resource

President's Page
One of my goals this year is to ensure the Bar is more proactive in protecting the public and helping...

Traffic Jams Are Not Enough: Administrative Standing in Permitting Challenges

Administrative Law
The threshold issue of standing is a linchpin in the efficient and effective operation of the administrative and judicial systems....

Scott Westheimer President of The Florida Bar

Featured Article
A mere block from the majestic Mediterranean Revival style Sarasota County Courthouse sits the law office of Syprett Meshad. With over...

Getting Back to Basics

President's Page
As we embark on our year together, my plans begin with The Florida Bar’s “WHY.” What is our purpose and...

Florida’s Water Quality Rules Under The Clean Waterways Act

Environmental & Land Use Law
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently adopted (pending ratification) the most significant rules in its history pertaining to stormwater[1]...

Designing Trust Systems for Florida Residents: Planning Strategies, Things You Should Know, and Traps for the Unwary

Featured Article
Revocable and irrevocable trusts are commonly used as the primary platforms for estate and financial planning for individuals, married couples,...

Use of the Constructive Knowledge Standard When Evaluating “Evident Partiality” Challenges to Arbitration Awards in Florida

Business Law
“Florida courts have long acknowledged a strong public policy in favor of arbitration.”[1] It is well-settled in Florida that “[a] very high degree of conclusiveness attaches...

Cybersecurity — Optimize Your Approach

Featured Article
Emerging technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and continue to transform the legal profession. Recently, we learned that the...