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Barry oversees delivery of Post-Panamax Cranes to Port Everglades

Ft. Lauderdale lawyer Brendan Aloysius Barry recently served as an observer aboard the cargo ship that delivered three Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes, the largest of their kind world, to Port Everglades.   “The arrival of these cranes is a crucial step in ensuring Port Everglades will be able to handle ever-increasing containerized cargo volumes,” said Lori Baer, executive…

What are a lawyer’s obligations to a suicidal client?

If a client discloses an intent to commit suicide, a lawyer’s first obligations should be the same as any sensitive and understanding individual. “The client’s disclosure may be a cry for attention or help, and the lawyer should make a special effort to give the client sympathetic counseling.” New York Ethics Opinion 486. The lawyer…

Harris serves as state’s first LGBTQ consumer advocate

Afraid of jeopardizing future job prospects, Shenika “Nik” Harris, Florida’s first LGBTQ consumer advocate, remained closeted through Florida State University law school. But Harris, a graduate of the Bar’s Leadership Academy, has seen such a positive shift in attitude in recent years, she’s not sure it would be necessary today. “I felt some concerns, could…

‘Freed to Run’ raises nearly $1.5 million for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

During the fourth annual “Freed to Run” marathon series, Gunster’s Mike Freed completed six marathons in six days in November, helping Jacksonville Area Legal Aid raise more than $400,000 for its Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership. In four years, Freed to Run has raised $1.44 million toward a planned $2.25 million endowment that will fund…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    WHAT ARE A LAWYER’S OBLIGATIONS TO A SUICIDAL CLIENT?

    The Florida Bar | Article | December 01, 2020
  2. Judiciary

    FL SUPREME COURT WILLING TO REVERSE PRECEDENT, BUT DECLINES INVITATION TO REINSTATE 100 DEATH SENTENCES

    Florida Phoenix | Article | December 01, 2020
  3. Legal Discipline

    NINE SOUTH FLORIDA ATTORNEYS DISCIPLINED BY STATE SUPREME COURT

    Daily Business Review | Article | November 30, 2020

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