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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.

June 22, 2022

  1. The Florida Bar

    CLERK FUNDING STABILIZATION BILL SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR

    The Florida Bar | Article | June 22, 2022

    On June 20, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 397, a multi-year legislative plan for shoring up the finances of Florida’s clerks of court — without raising filing fees. The measure requires the Clerks of Court Operations Corporation to develop a formula for estimating the total costs associated with the clerks’ support for county and circuit judges when the number of judges increases. The Clerks of Court Operations Corporation is also required to prepare a budget request for the reimbursement of costs related to involuntary commitment petitions and orders, subject to legislative appropriation, at $40 per petition or order.

  2. Judiciary

    FEDERAL JUDGE TO RULE ON ATTEMPT TO BLOCK FLORIDA LAW TARGETING ‘WOKE’ LESSONS

    Politico | Article | June 21, 2022

    Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker will soon decide whether to block Florida from enforcing a high-profile new law backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that limits how race can be brought up in the classroom and workplace. Lawyers representing a group of parents and educators challenging the so-called “Stop WOKE Act” faced off in court Tuesday [June 21] against the state in an attempt to put the new policies on hold as the case plays out in the legal system. Judge Walker said Tuesday that he would decide on the injunction in a “couple of days” while a ruling on a possible motion to dismiss the case sought by the state will take longer to consider.

  3. Judiciary

    FLORIDA URGES JUDGE NOT TO BLOCK 15-WEEK ABORTION LAW

    News Service of Florida | Article | June 21, 2022

    Lawyers in Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office filed a document Monday [June 20] urging Leon Circuit Judge John Cooper to reject a request by abortion clinics and a doctor for a temporary delay of the 15-week abortion law, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in April. In the filing, Moody’s office contended, in part, that the plaintiffs don’t have legal standing and would not suffer “irreparable harm” from the law. The state’s lawyers also argued that the vast majority of abortions are performed before 15 weeks.

  4. Civil Justice

    FLORIDA CFO STEPS IN, URGES COURT TO UPHOLD PTSD BENEFITS FOR FIREFIGHTER

    Insurance Journal | Article | June 22, 2022

    Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has stepped into the middle of a firefighters’ workers’ compensation appeal on a mental stress claim, a move the fireman’s lawyer called “unprecedented,” and which reflects the importance of the case. If Florida’s First District Court of Appeals upholds a lower court’s ruling in the case, it could block post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and time off for many fire, police, and rescue workers. “This case is especially important, as the First DCA has an opportunity to set a legal precedent of support for our brave firefighters statewide,” said Patronis, who is also the state fire marshal.

  5. Judiciary

    FLORIDA PLASTIC SURGEONS SQUAWK OVER ‘BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT’ RULES

    News Service of Florida | Article | June 21, 2022

    Seven plastic surgeons filed a challenge on Monday [June 20] asking the Third District Court of Appeal to block a new state emergency rule that placed additional restrictions on procedures known as “Brazilian butt lifts.” The rule limits surgeons to three of the procedures a day and requires that they use ultrasound. In limiting surgeons to performing three Brazilian butt lifts a day, the emergency rule cited decreasing surgeon fatigue and distractions to minimize errors. But the legal challenge described the limit as arbitrary, as surgeons could perform other procedures on days they do Brazilian butt lifts.

  6. Wellness Wednesday

    ATTORNEY HEALTH & WELLNESS: 10 TIPS FOR LAWYERS TO REDUCE STRESS

    The Florida Bar | Article | June 22, 2022

    Stress often goes hand-in-hand with the practice of law. Attorneys work within an adversarial system. The demanding schedules and heavy workloads can result in significantly higher stress levels. The legal profession may be stressful, but there are steps you can take and strategies you can implement to make it less so.

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