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FCLAA helps legal aid offices assist each other

When you think about it, calling something the “Project Directors Association” could apply to a group of dam-building engineers or a middle-management business planning group. The executive directors of legal aid offices around Florida decided their rather prosaic-sounding volunteer organization needed a better name, as well as a more formal status. So last year, the…

Florida lawyers earn board certification

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 60 lawyers who recently earned Florida Bar board certification, which recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are “Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise.” Only about 7% of Florida’s more than 107,000 lawyers have earned…

Court employee runs in support of Gold Star families

Alexandre Silva, the 17th Judicial Circuit’s network communications manager, participated in the Freedom 4 Miler Run on the Fourth of July. The annual event benefits “Believe With Me,” a national foundation that supports the Gold Star families of fallen soldiers. Silva, a 43-year-old native of Brazil, said this year’s event was conducted “virtually.” Runners were…

Gov. DeSantis makes 75 Judicial Nominating Commission appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis July 2 made 75 appointments and reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions. Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission Harout Samra, of Coral Gables, is an associate at DLA Piper. He received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Miami. Samra is reappointed for a term ending July 1, 2024….

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  1. The Florida Bar

    FLORIDA LAWYERS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION

    The Florida Bar | Article | July 07, 2020
  2. Judiciary

    JUDGE ABRUPTLY REVERSES ORDER TO HAVE FACT-FINDER INVESTIGATE SOUTH FLORIDA ICE JAILS

    Miami Herald | Article | July 06, 2020
  3. Judiciary

    SOUTH FLORIDA LAWYER TURNS HEADS BY WEARING FULL HAZMAT SUIT TO FEDERAL COURT

    Daily Business Review | Article | July 06, 2020

Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales Gives Installation Speech