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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.

May 27, 2020

  1. The Florida Bar

    FRANCIS, COURIEL APPOINTED TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT

    The Florida Bar | Article | May 27, 2020

    The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News articles on The Florida Bar’s Virtual Convention’s 2020 Masters Ethics Seminar and two new appointments to the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Renatha Francis and John Couriel were appointed May 26 by Gov. Ron DeSantis to become the newest justices of the Florida Supreme Court. “The Florida Bar is pleased to learn about Gov. DeSantis’ appointments of Judge Renatha Francis and attorney John Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court,” said the Bar in a statement from President John Stewart, President-elect Dori Foster-Morales, and President-elect Designate Michael Tanner.

  2. Legal Profession

    SOUTH FLORIDA LITIGATORS RAISE CONCERNS OVER COURTS’ LONG-TERM ADOPTION OF ZOOM

    Daily Business Review | Article | May 26, 2020

    Some South Florida lawyers have a bone to pick with Zoom but also acknowledge its potential to facilitate litigation practice during and after the COVID-19 shutdown. Lawyer Joel Hirschhorn, a shareholder at GrayRobinson in Miami, is choosing to postpone three jury trials in the next year because he feels Zoom proceedings lose some of the elements of surprise and drama that can ensue during courtroom litigation.

  3. Legal Profession

    TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER LOSES MILLIONS, BUT FINDS NEW ROLE

    Tampa Bay Times | Article | May 26, 2020

    The Tampa Convention Center lost millions since the coronavirus shut down the country in March but it has held on to 20 bookings so far for the rest of the year including The Florida Board of Bar Examiners annual exam for aspiring lawyers (with appropriate social distancing) in July. Editor’s Note: The original version of this story misidentified the group holding the bar exam. It is the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

  4. Civil Justice

    EVEN WITH DESANTIS’ MORATORIUM IN PLACE, FLORIDIANS FACE EVICTIONS: ‘I WAS A GOOD TENANT. I DESERVED MERCY.’

    Orlando Sentinel | Article | May 26, 2020

    Since Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an eviction moratorium April 2, tenants who can’t afford to pay rent because of layoffs and business closures during the coronavirus pandemic have been protected, with courts unable to proceed with hearings. There is a chance DeSantis could again extend the moratorium, but even with the moratorium in place, some landlords have tried to oust tenants, with 80 eviction cases filed and pending in Orange County alone, the court clerk’s website shows. Tenants have been stunned to find three-day notices stuffed in their mailboxes or taped to the front door, but legally, it’s allowed, said Cody McCloud, a DeSantis spokesman.

  5. Wellness Wednesday

    HOW TO MAINTAIN MOTIVATION IN A PANDEMIC

    The Florida Bar | Article | May 27, 2020

    Maintaining motivation is becoming an increasing challenge for many people slogging through life curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Here are tips on how to keep moving forward.

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