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June 25, 2020
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The Florida Bar | Article | June 25, 2020
The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News articles on the Business Law Section’s Diversity Fellowship Program, online career counseling and The Florida Bar Foundation’s administrative budget. The Foundation has not yet begun taking or approving grant applications for next year, but on June 18, its board of directors approved its operating budget for 2020-21 with a projection that total grants for the year will be around $8.7 million. That compares with an expected $14.1 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Tallahassee Democrat | Article | June 24, 2020
Mutaqee Akbar, the attorney for Tony McDade, a stabbing suspect who was shot and killed by a Tallahassee police officer May 27, filed suit Monday [June 22] in Leon Circuit Court against State Attorney Jack Campbell and the Tallahassee Police Department seeking the release of body camera video. The Florida Police Benevolent Association is suing on behalf of the officer who shot McDade and another officer who was on the scene to block the release of their names claiming they have the right to confidentiality under Marsy’s Law, a constitutional amendment approved by Florida voters in 2018 designed to protect crime victims’ rights and privacy.
Daily Business Review | Article | June 24, 2020
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has named finalists to replace Judge Vance E. Salter, who is set to step down from the bench Aug. 31. The commission submitted the six names Wednesday [June 24] to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who could select one of the finalists or choose another candidate. The finalists include Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judges Antonio Arzola, Lisa S. Walsh and Alexander Bokor; Assistant Miami-Dade County Attorney Eduardo I. Sanchez; Boyd & Jenerette partner Kansas R. Gooden; and GrayRobinson shareholder Christopher N. Johnson.
CBS 12 | Article | June 24, 2020
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on Wednesday [June 24] denied most portions of the requests for preliminary injunctions in the case, which is a consolidation of three lawsuits, saying the plaintiffs lack “a substantial likelihood of succeeding” on the vast majority of the issues. In one of the lawsuits, the group Priorities USA and other plaintiffs want the judge to extend a deadline for mail-in ballots to be returned and require free postage for the ballots. They’re also challenging a provision in Florida law restricting paid workers from collecting mail-in ballots. The judge also declined the plaintiffs’ attempt at extending the deadline for supervisors of elections to receive mail-in ballots.
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Yahoo Finance | Article | June 24, 2020
Reginald Sainvil, an associate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A., is one of eight participants selected as a member of the 2020-2022 Class of The Florida Bar Business Law Section’s (BLS) Fellowship Program. The program is designed to assist a diverse and inclusive selection of lawyers within the legal profession and the BLS by providing them opportunities to develop and enhance leadership skills, network and build relationships with state bar leaders and attorneys.
Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | June 25, 2020
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division presented awards June 19 during the virtual Annual Florida Bar Convention. Judge Brian Davis, of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, received the Meenu T. Sasser Outstanding Jurist Award. Alessandro Apolito, a partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, received the Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award. The law firm Orr | Cook was recognized with the Michael K. Reese Quality of Life Award. The 4th Circuit State Attorney’s Office received the Diversity Award.