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Stetson sweeps YLD Annual Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition

Stetson Law, for the first time ever, swept all the awards at the Annual Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition hosted by The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar on June 9, 10, and 16. The action began on June 9 virtually as part of the 2021 Florida Bar Annual Convention when law school teams…

July 1, 2021 Disciplinary Actions

The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined five attorneys, disbarring one, suspending one, revoking the licenses of one, and reprimanding two. Ben Ira Farbstein, 4018 Sheridan St., Hollywood, public reprimand effective immediately following an April 12 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1982) Farbstein was held in contempt for failing to timely respond to…

Parties weigh the impact of Supreme Court’s IOTA ruling

New rules approved by the Supreme Court on June 18 will have a dramatic effect on how The Florida Bar Foundation administers the IOTA program. The court, effective July 1, made changes to Bar Rule 5-1.1(g), which governs the IOTA program, based on recommendations from the court’s Task Force on the Distribution of IOTA Funds….

Community Law Program helps tenants through mediation program

Nicole, who is raising two grandchildren, was struggling. Her work hours at Spectrum baseball field, the Clearwater spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies and the home park of the Phillies’ Class A Clearwater Threshers, were declining because of reduced attendance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then several players and ballpark workers contracted the virus,…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    PARTIES WEIGH THE IMPACT OF SUPREME COURT’S IOTA RULING

    The Florida Bar | Article | June 24, 2021
  2. Judiciary

    WILL SCOTUS MEND ‘UNTENABLE’ MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT SPLIT?

    Reuters | Article | June 24, 2021
  3. Judiciary

    COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN JULY ON EX-LAWMAKER’S REQUEST TO SHIELD EVIDENCE IN ‘GHOST’ CANDIDATE CASE

    Orlando Sentinel | Article | June 23, 2021

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