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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,...

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...

Navigating Florida’s Changing Daubert Tide in Business Cases

Business Law
The Florida Supreme Court’s opinion in In re Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, No. SC19-107, 2019 WL 2219714, at...

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...

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...

What Would You Do Today If You Knew a Hurricane Was Going to Hit Your Home or Practice Tomorrow?

Features
Lawyers spend a lot of time preparing for their careers. Most have spent 12 years of primary and secondary education,...

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...