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Salesia Smith-Gordon donates $200,000 to FSU Law

Salesia V. Smith-Gordon of West Palm Beach has made a $200,000 gift to the Florida State University College of Law, the first Black alumna to make a donation this large. In honor of the gift, Smith-Gordon will have her portrait installed in the FSU Law Rotunda in September. The $200,000 endowed gift will be used…

Pavese Law’s ‘Day of Caring’ supports students in need

Pavese Law Firm continued its support of the Southwest Florida community by taking part in a “Day of Caring” on Saturday, August 13 to benefit the United Way School Resource Center in Ft. Myers. The attorneys and staff at Pavese Law, along with their families and friends, put together more than 700 packages of toiletries…

NSU Trial Association hosts Eighth Annual Trial Advocacy Summer Institute

The Nova Southeastern University Trial Association recently hosted its Eighth Annual Trial Advocacy Summer Institute, a week-long program of immersive workshops culminating in a mock trial. The program is designed to help students develop and polish their advocacy and trial skills under the guidance of members of the legal community, including judges. Throughout the week, students…

Missed jury scams abound across Florida

Florida court clerks are warning about the reemergence of a telephone scam tied to fake claims of missed jury duty. A spokesperson for Collier County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Crystal Kinzel told a local news outlet August 15 that at least one constituent reported being targeted. “It’s very important,” spokesperson Lisa Kasparian told the…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    THE FLORIDA BAR’S MERIT RETENTION POLL IN IS THE MAIL

    The Florida Bar | Article | August 18, 2022
  2. Civil Justice

    LANDLORDS SUE TO STOP ORANGE COUNTY’S PROPOSED RENT CAP

    Orlando Sentinel | Article | August 17, 2022
  3. Criminal Justice

    PROSECUTOR’S ERRANT TEXT MESSAGE TRIGGERS MISTRIAL IN SOUTH FLORIDA MURDER CASE

    Sun Sentinel | Article | August 17, 2022

President Mike Tanner Shares His Priorities for the 2021-22 Year