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November 1, 2020 Disciplinary Actions

The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 11 attorneys, revoking the license of two, suspending six, and reprimanding two. Four attorneys were also placed on probation. Attorneys suspended for periods of 91 days and longer must undergo a rigorous process to regain their law licenses including proving rehabilitation. Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to…

FSU Law wins national competition

The Florida State University College Trial Team won first place in the 2020 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition October 25. The competition was held virtually over three days and hosted by the University of Buffalo School of Law. FSU Law’s Trial Team also won the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition in 2016. Twenty-four law school teams participated…

Report finds a ‘hybrid’ approach jury trials ‘is a realistic and feasible option’

It took a small army of judges, court administrators, Duval Court Clerk staff, IT managers — and ABOTA Jacksonville and Chester Bedell Inn of Court volunteers — to design Florida’s first fully remote, binding civil jury trial, according to an October 27 report. Fourth Circuit Judge Bruce Anderson writes in the report that the project…

Board of Governors weighs advertising appeals

A South Florida law firm’s billboard proclaiming “SettleForFree.com,” “Don’t pay 30-40% attorney’s fees,” and “0%fee,” violates Bar advertising rules, the Board of Governors has decided. Also impermissible, the board concluded, is a humorous TV commercial that depicts insurance company employees supposedly cowering in fear at the mention of a personal injury firm’s name. The board…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    REPORT FINDS A ‘HYBRID’ APPROACH JURY TRIALS ‘IS A REALISTIC AND FEASIBLE OPTION’

    The Florida Bar | Article | October 30, 2020
  2. Judiciary

    Judiciary FLORIDA SUPREME COURT SCRAPS LONGSTANDING LEGAL REQUIREMENT TO REVIEW DEATH SENTENCES

    Daytona Beach News Journal | Article | October 29, 2020
  3. Legal Discipline

    FLORIDA SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 4 SOUTH FLORIDA ATTORNEYS

    Daily Business Review | Article | October 29, 2020

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