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July 06, 2020
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The Florida Bar | Article | July 06, 2020
The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News articles on the latest Judicial Nominating Commission appointments, five new judges of compensation claims, the new bar exam date and amended administrative orders. Chief Justice Charles Canady issued two new administrative orders on July 2 to provide more detailed guidance on the four-phase system the state courts will use to govern pandemic operations, especially focusing on Phase 3.
A NEW EFFORT WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE FLORIDA’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA RADICALLY TRANSPARENT. SO FAR, IT’S FAILED.
Florida Times-Union | Article | July 02, 2020
A 2018 law, which mandated the Florida Department of Law Enforcement provide information about every misdemeanor and felony case in the state, called for cooperation between police agencies, clerk’s offices, prosecutors, public defenders and a myriad of other agencies. The law was designed to reveal systemic biases. The American Bar Association called the law a blueprint for the nation. Yet as recent protests draw a renewed focus on how the state handles punishments, the public has no more ability to access that data than it did the day the law passed.
Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | July 03, 2020
At the Jacksonville Bar Association’s virtual meeting June 24, outgoing president Elizabeth Ferguson presented the association’s annual awards. Raymond Reid, a trial attorney and partner with the Pajcic & Pajcic law firm, received the Professionalism Award. The Chair of the Year award was presented to Kasey Wagner, chair of the JBA Mental Health & Wellness Committee, and The President’s Award was presented to Mike Smith, court technology officer for the 4th Judicial Circuit.
Orlando Business Journal | Article | July 02, 2020
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined 26 attorneys — including seven from Central Florida — disbarring two, revoking the license of 12, suspending nine and reprimanding three. The local attorneys disciplined are John Andrew Braithwaite, Robert Gregory Colvin and Jonathan Joseph Warrick, all of Orlando; Lawrence Paul Cartelli of Tavares; Sidney Carter Peterson Jr. of New Smyrna Beach; Matthew Haury Roby of Winter Park and Martin Miles Werner of Apopka.