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Bar comments on court’s COVID-19 Workgroup rules petition

The Florida Bar is not recommending changes to a Supreme Court COVID-19 Workgroup rules petition regarding remote technology, but it is suggesting committee notes or court comments. The proposed amendments are designed to facilitate greater use of remote proceedings and center on a proposed rewrite to Florida Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.530…

Bill would make juvenile confessions inadmissible if obtained by ‘deception’

A Central Florida lawmaker has filed a measure that would make juvenile confessions inadmissible if obtained by “deception.” Rep. Travaris “Tray” McCurdy, D-Orlando, filed HB 109 September 15. The bill faces hearings in the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee and Judiciary before reaching the House floor. So far, there is no Senate companion. The…

Measure would increase the percentage of votes needed to amend the constitution

A South Florida lawmaker is renewing an effort to make it more difficult to amend the Florida Constitution. Rep. Rick Roth, R-Palm Beach Gardens, filed HJR 177 September 22. The measure has yet to receive committee references ahead of the 60-day session that convenes January 11. There is no Senate companion. The proposed ballot measure,…

Guardianship Improvement Task Force makes recommendations

Better data collection about guardianships in Florida and better information for the public about guardianships and alternatives are among the final recommendations of the Guardianship Improvement Task Force. The task force, created by the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, at its final meeting on September 23 also called for a closer look at how hospitals…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    BAR COMMENTS ON COURT’S COVID-19 WORKGROUP RULES PETITION

    The Florida Bar | Article | September 29, 2021
  2. Legislative

    MINIMUM WAGE HIKE, VAPING CHANGES TAKE EFFECT IN FLORIDA THIS WEEK

    Tampa Bay Business Journal | Article | September 27, 2021
  3. Judiciary

    SOMEONE ON THIS LIST COULD BECOME A SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGE

    Daily Business Review | Article | September 27, 2021

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