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Board approves new Special Committee on Mentoring New Lawyers

In a move that signals a new Bar priority for the coming year, the Board of Governors has agreed to create a “Special Committee on Mentoring New Lawyers.” The board voted unanimously to form the special committee at a May 20 meeting in Tampa, a day after the Program Evaluation Committee endorsed the proposal. “It’s…

Proposed rule provides guidance for accommodating service animals in court

Judges would have more guidance for accommodating service animals under proposed revisions to the Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration. At a May 20 meeting in Tampa, the Board of Governors voted 40-0-0 to accept proposed amendments to Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.540 (Requests for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities). RGPJA…

Grant helps Legal Aid Service of Collier County assist at-risk tenants

Legal Aid Service of Collier County received a $40,000 grant from the Collier Community Foundation to assist in eviction diversion and homeless prevention efforts. “Legal Aid always places a high priority on using our lawyers to preserve the safety, health, and minimum economic security of our clients in need, which includes securing safe shelter and…

185 appointed to Bar committee leadership positions

President-elect Gary Lesser has appointed 185 members to Florida Bar committee leadership positions for the 2022-23 Bar year. In all, more than 2,000 Bar members serve on 74 standing committees. Those appointed to leadership positions include: Admiralty & Maritime Law Certification Committee Robert Louis Gardana, Chair Howard T Sutter, Vice Chair Admiralty Law Committee Attilio Maria Costabel,…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    185 APPOINTED TO BAR COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

    The Florida Bar | Article | May 25, 2022
  2. Judiciary

    APPEALS COURT REJECTS GUN RIGHTS FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN TAMPA CASE

    News Service of Florida | Article | May 24, 2022
  3. Judiciary

    TALLAHASSEE JUDGE DISMISSES PINELLAS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING STATE ELECTION LAW

    Tampa Bay Times | Article | May 24, 2022

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