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Automatic clerk review for confidential information in civil filings ends in July

Effective July 1, clerks of court will no longer review civil filings to screen out confidential information before putting those documents in public court files, leaving it entirely up to lawyers to ensure their clients’ protected information remains safe. The Supreme Court on January 21, acting on its own motion, amended Rule of Judicial Administration…

The Mindful Lawyer: Zooming Out in 2021

The rapid ascent of Zoom is reminiscent of Xerox and Google, two companies whose names became verbs. Unlike copying papers or conducting Internet searches, however, too much Zooming can wear us out, deplete us. Whereas Xerox involves copying data, and Google involves accessing data, Zoom turns us into data. As observer and observed, we move…

YLD recognizes Pappas with Pro Bono Service Award

Fay Olga Pappas is the recipient of the 2021 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is 35 or younger or who has not practiced for more than five years. The award will be presented in a Jan. 28 ceremony…

Questions for the Bar president-elect candidates

The following questions were posed by the News to Bar president-elect candidates Steve Davis of Miami and Gary Lesser of West Palm Beach. Ballots for the election will be mailed or emailed around March 1, and must be returned no later than 11:59 p.m. March 22. Voters will have the option of voting online in…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    QUESTIONS FOR THE BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT CANDIDATES

    The Florida Bar | Article | January 25, 2021
  2. Legal Discipline

    FLORIDA LAWYER DISBARRED FOR FILMING HIMSELF HAVING SEX WITH 2 INMATES

    Daily Business Review | Article | January 22, 2021
  3. Criminal Justice

    FOUR MURDERS, THEN THE BREAKTHROUGH: HOW DNA LED TO THIS SERIAL KILLINGS SUSPECT IN FLORIDA

    Sun Sentinel | Article | January 24, 2021

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