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The purpose of this summary provided by the Communications Department of The Florida Bar is to present media coverage that may be of interest to members. Opinions expressed in the articles are attributable solely to the authors. The Florida Bar does not adopt or endorse any opinions expressed below. For information on previous articles, please contact the publishing newspaper directly.

March 31, 2020

  1. The Florida Bar

    CHIEF ISSUES STATEWIDE COVID-19 EMERGENCY ORDER EXTENDING SPEEDY TRIAL DEADLINES IN TRAFFIC INFRACTION CASES

    The Florida Bar News | Article | March 31, 2020

    The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News articles on clerks and judges dealing with COVID-19, proposed Bar budget approval, a Walk for Animals fundraiser and an emergency order extending speedy trial deadlines in traffic infraction cases. Chief Justice Charles Canady issued a new administrative order March 30 suspending speedy trial deadlines in noncriminal traffic infraction cases, at least through Monday, April 20, to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus at in-person court proceedings.

  2. Other

    CONSUMER ALERT: GUARD AGAINST HACKERS WHEN WORKING FROM HOME

    WJHG | Article | March 28, 2020

    To slow the spread of COVID-19, more people are working from home, creating more opportunities for hackers and scammers to steal sensitive information or personal data. Attorney General Ashley Moody is asking all Floridians to guard against cyberattacks and take steps to ensure sensitive information is protected. This article contains steps Floridians can take to protect sensitive customer information, trade secrets or other information while working remotely.

  3. Judiciary

    4TH CIRCUIT JUDGE POOL WHITTLED DOWN TO SIX

    Florida Politics | Article | March 30, 2020

    On Monday [March 30], the Jacksonville Bar Association sent six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis from the 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission after interviews on Monday to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Linda McCallum. The governor must either select one of these names in the next 60 days or reach out for new options.

  4. Legal Profession

    HOW TO CONDUCT DEPOSITIONS REMOTELY

    Law360 | Article | March 30, 2020

    Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, cases are still being actively litigated in courts and administrative agencies across the country. In the face of these challenges, lawyers must find new ways to conduct discovery and meet other case deadlines. The traditional deposition is one such area that is transitioning from an in-person to a remote practice.

  5. Tech Tip

    PRINTING FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER WHILE WORKING REMOTELY

    The Florida Bar | Tech Tip | March 31, 2020

    If you are working remotely, you might be missing all the automatic functions you had at the office such as printing locally. Follow the steps in this article to print documents from your home/local printer for review or prepare for delivery. These are typical steps in adding a local printer to a Windows 10 device.

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