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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.

May 24, 2022

  1. The Florida Bar

    BOARD APPROVES PLAN TO ENHANCE PROFESSIONALISM

    The Florida Bar | Article | May 24, 2022

    The Florida Bar Board of Governors granted preliminary approval of a sweeping plan to improve professionalism, endorsed a statewide, automated platform for resolving civil disputes, and greenlighted a series of proposed rule amendments. Meeting May 20 in Tampa, the board also approved a request by President-elect Gary Lesser to form a “Special Committee on Mentoring New Lawyers.” When it comes to the professionalism proposal, one of his top priorities, President Michael Tanner assured the board they were only granting preliminary approval.

  2. Judiciary

    FLORIDA LAW TARGETING FACEBOOK, TWITTER IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, U.S. APPEALS COURT RULES

    Miami Herald | Article | May 23, 2022

    Dealing a major setback to Gov. Ron DeSantis, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday [May 23] ruled that a 2021 Florida law targeting social-media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter unconstitutionally restricts the companies’ First Amendment rights. The decision upheld most of a preliminary injunction imposed in June by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle. “Put simply, with minor exceptions, the government can’t tell a private person or entity what to say or how to say it,” appellate Judge Kevin Newsom wrote in a 67-page unanimous opinion joined by Judges Gerald Tjoflat and Ed Carnes.

  3. Criminal Justice

    MARKEL TRIAL DAY 7 PREVIEW: ‘THEY’RE ADMISSIBLE.’

    Florida Politics | Article | May 24, 2022

    During Katherine Magbanua’s retrial for the 2014 murder-for-hire of FSU law professor Dan Markel, Judge Robert Wheeler delivered a major opinion prior to the jury entering the room this morning [May 24] allowing the jury to hear audio of three phone calls captured on wiretap between Donna Adelson and Charlie Adelson immediately after the bump. Wheeler explained that the State is not trying to prove what was said between the mother and son, but rather what was not said — which was the name of the defendant.

  4. Legal Profession

    DESTINATION MIAMI: BIG LAW FOLLOWS THE MONEY TO SOUTH FLORIDA

    Bloomberg Law | Article | May 20, 2022

    Miami is Big Law’s latest go-to destination as the city looks to reshape itself and firms follow clients making their way south. Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s largest law firm, and Winston & Strawn on Thursday [May 19] announced the opening of new respective offices in Miami. They are the latest in a wave of Big Law firms expected to continue moving into the Magic City, which has seen an influx of private equity and tech businesses in recent years.

  5. Tech Tip

    HOW TO DISABLE AUTOCORRECT ONE TIME ON EXCEL

    The Florida Bar | Tech Tip | May 24, 2022

    AutoCorrect, whether in Microsoft Office or text messages, can be a double-edged sword. Without it, your text may be riddled with spelling mistakes and could become very time-consuming to finish and correct tasks. On the other hand, with autocorrect on, you may have to manually change technically correct words but not for autocorrect. Here is how to temporarily disable autocorrect from changing a term.

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