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As Ian batters Florida, volunteers are needed to answer hurricane-related legal questions

As Hurricane Ian ravishes the Florida Peninsula, first responders, utility workers, and recovery crews are hard at work planning their response to the catastrophic impacts in the wake of the storm. With widespread property damage, loss of power, and displacement, storm-affected residents are facing a bevy of legal questions without a lot of answers. The…

The Elements of a Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness practices and the law have a lot in common. Both are pathways for moving from confusion and conflict to clarity and calm. The former we tend to regard as an internal process; the latter we regard as external. Yet bringing greater clarity and calm into an environment (be it the courtroom, boardroom, or deposition)…

Lesser visits with the Palm Beach County Bar

Florida Bar President Gary Lesser was the keynote speaker September 21 during a sold-out luncheon for members of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Lesser discussed “The State of The Florida Bar.” As of July, the Bar has 110,806 members with 91,908 eligible to practice; 14% of eligible members reside out of state; 61% of firms or…

Hurricane Ian affecting Florida courts

Some Florida appellate and circuit courts were closing Tuesday in anticipation of Hurricane Ian as the massive storm threatened Florida’s Gulf Coast and forced major evacuations in the Tampa Bay region. The 13th Judicial Circuit announced that it would be closed Tuesday through Thursday. “Preliminary Presentations (PP Court), Juvenile Detentions and Shelter Hearings will follow the…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    HURRICANE IAN AFFECTING FLORIDA COURTS

    The Florida Bar | Article | September 27, 2022
  2. Judiciary

    WHO SHOULD CONTINUE AS FLORIDA JUDGE? LAWYERS SPEAK OUT AHEAD OF NOV. 8 ELECTION

    Daily Business Review | Article | September 27, 2022
  3. Civil Justice

    MIAMI-DADE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE PREPARED TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS OF PRICE GOUGING

    Local 10 | Article | September 27, 2022

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