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July 09, 2020
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The Florida Bar | Article | July 16, 2020
The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News articles on online career counseling, Judicial Nominating Commission vacancies and the chair-elect of The Florida Bar Tax Section. Mark R. Brown of West Palm Beach has been nominated to serve as the 2021-2022 chair-elect. Brown is senior counsel with Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun and is board certified in both wills, trusts and estates and tax law. He is also a certified public accountant.
Daily Business Review | Article | July 07, 2020
Ten standalone law schools, including one in Florida, received forgivable emergency loans of $150,000 or more in coronavirus relief from the Small Business Administration. Ave Maria, a private school in Naples, received Paycheck Protection Program funds totaling $1 million to $2 million. The PPE loans were part of a $350 billion package passed in March to assist businesses struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tallahassee Democrat | Article | July 08, 2020
The Public Defender’s Office in the Leon County Courthouse is closing for two weeks after someone who had physically been in the office tested positive for coronavirus. The office was closed Monday [July 6] and disinfected. As many as 10 employees who were in the office at the same time as the person, identified only as an assistant public defender, are in mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Orlando Weekly | Article | July 09, 2020
The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of the 2019 law requiring Florida felons who have completed their time in jail or prison to pay “legal financial obligations” associated with their convictions to be eligible to vote on Aug. 18, the same day as Florida’s primary elections. The full Atlanta-based court will hear arguments after Gov. Ron DeSantis made the rare move of asking for what is known as an “en banc,” or full court, review of the state’s appeal of a decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle.
Orlando Sentinel | Article | July 09, 2020
Several residents and business owners in Jacksonville have filed a lawsuit to try and block the Republican National Convention in its current planned form from being held in the city Aug. 24-27. The lawsuit filed in circuit court says plans for thousands of people to gather at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena would be a nuisance that threatens area residents’ health. The lawsuit seeks for the convention to become a smaller event with required masks and social distancing.