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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.

November 24, 2020

  1. The Florida Bar

    CHIEF JUSTICE CANADY ISSUES NEW AND AMENDED PANDEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

    The Florida Bar | Article | November 24, 2020

    Chief Justice Charles Canady issued two new and two amended administrative orders late on Nov. 23 addressing court operations during the pandemic. They extend the term of the court COVID-19 Workgroup to July 2, 2021, and updated requirements, benchmarks, and guidelines for the four phases of a return to normal statewide court operations as a vaccine is deployed.

  2. The Florida Bar

    ‘ON THE DOCKET WITH DORI’ VISITS CLERKS & COMPTROLLERS PRESIDENT TARA GREEN

    The Florida Bar | Article | November 24, 2020

    In this installment of “On the Docket with Dori,” Bar President Dori Foster-Morales speaks with Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers President Tara S. Green about her priorities for clerks across the state, including working with legislators to ensure clerks have sustainable funding. The “On The Docket With Dori” series focuses on techniques for helping Florida lawyers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, including virtual jury trials, reopening a law firm, job hunting, ethics, health and wellness, and leadership and community service.

  3. Civil Justice

    A PUBLIX EMPLOYEE DIED FROM COVID-19. NOW HIS FAMILY IS SUING OVER HIS DEATH.

    Tampa Bay Times | Article | November 23, 2020

    Gerardo Gutierrez, a Publix deli employee in Miami Beach, asked to wear a mask to work when the pandemic began. But Publix said no, according to a lawsuit filed by his family in Miami-Dade County on Monday [Nov. 23].  The suit says Publix lagged behind competitors in adopting employee and customer safety protections during the early days of the pandemic and references complaints made to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, where employees repeatedly reported the grocer prohibited mask and glove use. Gutierrez died from complications related to COVID-19 in April.

  4. Judiciary

    APPEALS COURT WEIGHS MASK MANDATE

    Florida Politics | Article | November 24, 2020

    A three-judge panel of the First District Court of Appeal Monday [Nov. 23] took up a battle about the constitutionality of an Alachua County order that requires people to wear masks to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Jeff Childers, an attorney for plaintiff Justin Green, said the county order should be blocked and pointed to the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” During the hearing, two of the judges, Scott Makar and Joseph Lewis, asked questions that, at times, sounded skeptical of the plaintiff’s arguments.

  5. Judiciary

    LOCAL JUDGE HELPS SANTA SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER

    WFLA | Article | November 23, 2020

    When Christmas comes to town, Hillsborough County Judge Nick Nazaretian’s courtroom looks more like the North Pole. For thirty years Judge Nazaretian has listened to Tampa Bay children whisper their Christmas wish-list. He’s watched some of them grow up, he’s been humbled by many encounters with parents.

  6. Tech Tip

    PLANNING A ZOOM THANKSGIVING? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    USA Today | Tech Tip | November 24, 2020

    So you’re skipping the travel and planning a virtual Thanksgiving dinner to include the whole family. Should you put the laptop next to the turkey or an iPhone near the cranberries? Here’s how to tech it up and keep the family connected.

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