THE NOVEMBER BAR NEWS: Investiture of Luck and Muñiz, recommendation of Chapter 23, and Veterans Legal Helpline Project
The November Bar News is now available with stories including:
Supreme Court Justices Robert Luck and Carlos Muñiz were ceremonially sworn in at a packed Supreme Court September 24 as the 88th and 89th justices in the court’s history. The two had privately taken their oaths when they joined the court in January, but U.S. 11th Circuit Court Chief Judge Ed Carnes, who hired Luck as a clerk right out of law school, underscored the importance of the replication before friends, colleagues, family, and an internet audience.
The Board of Governors has agreed to recommend a voluntary registration program designed to protect Floridians who are increasingly turning to the internet for their legal needs. Following a lengthy discussion at a September 20 meeting in Destin, the board voted unanimously to recommend approval of “Chapter 23, Registered Online Service Provider Program.” The proposal now goes to the Supreme Court for consideration.
The Florida Legislature approved $500,000 in funding to staff and launch a statewide Veterans Legal Helpline Project. The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Bay Area Legal Services to lead the initiative, which is now underway.