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March 13, 2018
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The Florida Bar News | Article | March 15, 2018
This week, FloridaBarNews.TV highlights the work being done by The Florida Bar’s Citizens Advisory Committee. The 12 non-lawyer members on the committee, formerly known as the Citizens Forum, are charged with being a sounding board for the Bar Board of Governors and evaluating content disseminated to the public by the Communications Committee.
Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | March 12, 2018
About 270 lawyers in the Fourth Judicial Circuit were recognized for performing 20 or more hours of pro bono service in the past year at the annual “Presentation of the Pins” on Friday [March 9] at the Duval County Courthouse. Keynote speaker Michael Higer, president of The Florida Bar, thanked the attorneys for their commitment to helping the community. “As lawyers, we can and we must make a difference. As president of The Florida Bar, it is these men and women who I want to be the face of what a lawyer is,” he said.
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The Florida Bar | Article | March 12, 2018
The Florida Bar Board of Governors makes several special appointments each year. The Board is currently seeking applicants for vacancies on the Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors; the Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors; and the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Board of Governors. The vacancies will be filled during the Board’s May 20 meeting. Completed applications must be submitted by April 9.
Constitution Revision Commission
Tampa Bay Times | Article | March 12, 2018
Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission will hold a public hearing in St. Petersburg today [March 13] to hear from Tampa Bay voters. The 37-member commission has narrowed its proposals to 36 actively under consideration to put on the ballot in November. Based on prior hearings across the state, hundreds of people are likely to show up to weigh in on the 36 proposals. Busloads of residents from Parkland are expected to urge amendments that would enable voters to enact gun control measures.
Florida Politics | Article | March 13, 2018
Gov. Rick Scott appointed four new judges Monday [March 12]. Scott named Carolyn Bell to the 15th Judicial Circuit; James “Lee” Marsh to the Second Judicial Circuit; Chad K. Alvaro to the Ninth Judicial; and Tarlika Nunez Navarro to the 17th Judicial Circuit.
Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | March 13, 2018
Florida Coastal School of Law sent two teams to the 30th annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition earlier this month at Albany Law School in Albany, New York. The team of Ciera Gainey, Keir Edwards, Georgia Lawrence and Brandi Park won the championship.
Civil Justice Issues
WCTV | Article | March 09, 2018
The Florida Bar Animal Law Section on Friday [March 9] hosted a seminar to provide education on some of the issues and challenges in dealing with animal law. The idea to hold the session was developed by Tallahassee’s Animal Crimes Task Force. Among the topics discussed were animal abuse and neglect, animal hoarding, dog fighting and domestic relations and property issues.
Tampa Bay Times | Article | March 13, 2018
A mysterious brown ledger book stored at the Hillsborough Circuit Court Clerk’s Records Center dates to 1872 and contains 100 well-preserved pages with signatures of many prominent figures in local history who at one time practiced law. The ledger bears a title, “Attorney’s Registry, Circuit Court. Hillsborough County.” Tom Scherberger, director of communications for the clerk’s office and formerly with the Tampa Bay Times, was determined to discover the purpose of the ledger. He reached out to people still alive who had signed the pages, including retired Judge E.J. Salcines. He found that Salcines had signed the ledger on Nov. 22, 1963, the day of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The link jogged Salcines’ memory. He believes the ledger is a registry proving eligibility to practice law.
The Florida Bar | Tech Tip | March 13, 2018
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