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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.

January 14, 2022

  1. The Florida Bar

    SOLO AND SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE TO EMPHASIZE BEST PRACTICES FOR VIRTUAL AND HYBRID FIRMS

    The Florida Bar | Article | January 14, 2022

    The Solo & Small Firm Section’s Conference continues February 11, in an all-virtual format. “Pivoting Your Law Practice: The Resilience & Grit You Need To Survive” is designed to meet the needs of solo practitioners and small firms who understand the importance of transforming their law practices to address the new demands of virtual and hybrid business models. Solo & Small Firm Conference participants earn 5 general CLE credits (2 toward ethics; 1 toward professionalism) and 1 each in technology and mental illness awareness. Learn more and register on the conference web page at www.flsolosmallfirm.org/pivoting-your-law-practice/.

  2. Judiciary

    FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS CONVICTION OF DEFIANT DEATH ROW INMATE IN WILTON MANORS MURDER

    Sun Sentinel | Article | January 13, 2022

    The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday [Jan. 13] granting Pete Avsenew a new trial in the Christmas 2010 murders of Stephen Adams and Kevin Powell, a Wilton Manors couple who took him in after he posted a sexually suggestive classified ad on Craigslist. The Supreme Court took issue with how the Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes handled the inability of Avsenew’s mother to testify in person. Jeanne Avsenew was battling cancer at the time, and as she testified remotely, she could see only the attorney questioning her. She could not see her son.

  3. Criminal Justice

    FEDERAL JUDGE SETS SENTENCING DATE FOR JOEL GREENBERG

    Click Orlando | Article | January 13, 2022

    A federal judge set an official sentencing date for former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg for March 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the federal courthouse in Orlando. Greenberg’s attorney, Fritz Scheller, and federal prosecutors had previously asked in October for the sentencing to be delayed as Greenberg is working to cooperate with investigators as part of a plea deal.

  4. Judiciary

    JUDGE DISMISSES ACLU LAWSUIT AGAINST MANATEE, SARASOTA COUNTIES. HERE’S WHY.

    Bradenton Herald | Article | January 14, 2022

    The Second District Court of Appeals has denied 11 lawsuits filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Florida challenging the cash bail system in Manatee and Sarasota counties. In November, the ACLU filed the 11 petitions on behalf of 11 people being held in Manatee and Sarasota county jails on cash bonds they cannot afford. The court dismissed the suit, however, without prejudice to each of those named filing their own petition.

  5. Judiciary

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS HEALTH CARE VACCINE MANDATE, AFFECTING 60,000 ADVENTHEALTH, ORLANDO HEALTH WORKERS

    Orlando Sentinel | Article | January 13, 2022

    The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday [Jan. 13] to strike down vaccine mandates for private businesses but uphold the requirement for health care workers will impact Central Florida’s two largest hospital systems: AdventHealth, which employs around 36,000 health care workers across greater Orlando, and Orlando Health, which employs over 23,000 workers. The mandate requires health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly in order for a facility to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. It offers religious and medical exceptions.

  6. Judiciary

    PENSACOLA PROSECUTORS TAKE ON NEW CASE: MENTORING ‘LITTLE BROTHERS’ AND ‘LITTLE SISTERS’

    Pensacola News Journal | Article | January 14, 2022

    The First Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office is participating in a mentorship program called Beyond School Walls, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Prosecutors greeted their new mentees Wednesday [Jan. 12], known in the program as “Littles.” The 12 students are all juniors at Pensacola High School. Each Little has been partnered with a member of the State Attorney’s Office staff. In the program, the staff members are referred to as “Bigs” and will act as a mentor to an individual Little.

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