THE JANUARY 15 BAR NEWS IS AVAILABLE.
TOP STORIES INCLUDE: The Bar’s CRC education efforts, Court changes to the Bar’s military spouse rule proposal and a Senate bill that gives Judges more discretion in sentencing.
Bar’s CRC public education effort is reaching millions
As the Constitution Revision Commission’s various committees settle into the nuts and bolts work of considering various proposed constitutional amendments, the Bar’s public education campaign has already made substantial progress since its hurricane-delayed kickoff on October 17. The Bar’s digital advertising as part of the campaign has made 18.7 million impressions as of early December
Court asks for changes to the Bar’s military spouse proposal
Before ruling on a request to allow the lawyer spouses of military personnel to practice in Florida when they are
stationed in the state, the Supreme Court wants to see more restrictions added to the proposal.
Senate bill would allow judges more discretion in sentencing
Judges could deviate from harsh, one-size-fits-all, minimum mandatory sentences for drug trafficking under bipartisan proposals gaining momentum in the Florida Senate.