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The Deep Roots of Florida’s Public Official Standing Doctrine and Its Vital Role in Preserving Our Constitutional Separation of Powers

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Florida’s public official standing doctrine prohibits members of the executive branch from challenging the constitutionality of legislative action, unless the...

Lawyer Referral Fees and the (Unintended?) Legacy of Noris

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If a Florida attorney retains a fee interest in a referral, does he or she assume unlimited liability for the...

Our Extraordinary Pro Bono Lawyers: Following Their Lead in Difficult Times

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Earlier this year, I was honored to present The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Awards to recognize an extraordinary group...

2020: A Challenging Year for Keeping Up With Changes to Probate and Guardianship Rules and Statutes

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In addition to all of the unprecedented changes affecting just about every aspect of their lives in 2020, probate and...

Florida’s Lawyer Discipline System: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

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The Florida Bar performs a number of important roles for the legal profession, and arguably none is more important than...

Celebrating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

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This past year has been filled with challenges — the entire world has been preoccupied with adjusting to the impact...

Trends, Prevention, and Loss Recovery for Victims of Real Estate Wire Fraud and Other Cybercrimes

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With closing just days away, a first-time home buyer receives an email from the closing agent attaching loan documents and...

Can You Get Stuck with Stucco? Coverage Under an EIFS Exclusion for Property Damage Caused by Construction Defects

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Many commercial general liability policies contain an exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) exclusion, which bars coverage under specific circumstances...

We Can See the Bright Side, and We Keep Lawyering On

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As we approach the end of the year, there is a lot to reflect on. As lawyers, we’ve been challenged...

Respectfully Dissenting: How Dissenting Opinions Shape the Law and Impact Collegiality Among Judges

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An appellate court issues its opinion in a highly contested case. The winning and losing attorneys read the well-reasoned majority...