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Governor appoints five to the bench

Gov. Ron DeSantis announces five judicial appointments December 2, one to the Ninth Circuit, one to the 17th Circuit, and three to the Hillsborough County court.  Michael Deen of Winter Park to serve as judge on the Ninth Circuit court Judge Deen has served on the Orange County bench since his appointment in March 2021….

Judgments and decrees interest rate set

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer has set the quarterly rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees beginning January 1, 2022, at 4.25% per annum or  .000116438 per day. F.S. §55.03(1) requires the CFO to set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees on December 1, March 1, June 1, and…

Bondi endows diversity and inclusion scholarship at UF Law

Florida Bar member Brad Bondi committed $100,000 to the University of Florida Levin College of Law to create a permanently endow Bradley J. Bondi Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Fund at the law school. Bondi has been working with school leaders for the past year to support initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion. “Brad’s generous gift will allow…

GAL program holds dear to premature babies, abused children

When Katie McCarey picked up the premature baby, he began to shake violently. “It was pretty much the newborn hadn’t been touched in any meaningful way,” recalled McCarey, a volunteer guardian ad litem in the 13th Circuit. “He was startled, threw his hands up and started shaking.” The infant was in the neonatal intensive care…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    GAL Program holds dear to premature babies, abused children

    The Florida Bar | Article | December 03, 2021
  2. Judiciary

    Florida Supreme Court recommends new appeals court in Tampa Bay region

    Tampa Bay Times | Article | December 03, 2021
  3. Civil Justice

    SURFSIDE: COULD REGULAR INSPECTIONS PREVENT ANOTHER TRAGIC CONDOMINIUM COLLAPSE

    Treasure Coast Newspapers | Column | December 03, 2021

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