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TIKD’s online service found to be UPL

The TIKD Services online company that provides attorneys for ticketed drivers — if the company accepts their case — is committing the unlicensed practice of law, according to the Supreme Court. The divided court on October 14 overturned the findings of the referee in the case, who had recommended summary judgment in favor of TIKD….

ONLINE CAREER COUNSELING AVAILABLE

David Behrend, M.ED., director of Career Planning Services for Lawyers in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and Florida Lawyers Assistance, will offer a free career counseling program for lawyers via computer or telephone from the privacy of your home or office. The next session is on Wednesday, November 10 at 12 p.m. The meetings will be held on…

Florida Free Legal Answers nears 16,000 responses

Florida Free Legal Answers is approaching 1,000 Bar member volunteers who have answered almost 16,000 questions since the ABA-sponsored program began in May 2017. Bar Programs Division Assistant Director Frank Digon-Greer reported to the Pro Bono Legal Services Committee recently that participation by Florida residents and Bar members in the program remains strong, although the…

State attorneys, PDs seek resources to stem turnover, staff shortages

Prosecutors and public defenders are warning that skyrocketing turnover and staff shortages have reached crisis levels. Veteran Eight Circuit Public Defender Stacy Scott, vice president of the Florida Public Defender Association, told a Senate panel October 13 that for the first time, she’s been forced to place help wanted ads. And nobody is responding, she…

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