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Florida courts are critically short of translators, state attorneys and public defenders are bleeding talent, and an avalanche of death penalty reviews is just over the horizon.
Board works to keep parental leave rule before the S. Court
A suggested new procedural rule favoring court continuances for parental leave should be accepted by the Supreme Court as a “report” from the Bar Board of Governors rather than an out-of-cycle rule amendment submission.
THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION’S Judicial Relations Committee — co-chaired by Chief Judge Krista Marx and Rina Clemens — recently hosted its first “Yoga at the Courthouse” class. Members took a relaxing break with yoga and a healthy lunch.
Board of Governors nominating petitions are due December 15
Nominating petitions for the 2018 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in The Florida Bar headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15. All board positions are two-year terms.
YLD nominations now being accepted
Nominating petitions for positions on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors must be received in The Florida Bar headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 15.
CRC debates the retirement age for judges
Florida voters could raise the minimum requirements for becoming a judge, and the mandatory retirement age for judges and Supreme Court justices, under separate proposals gaining steam in the Constitution Revision Commission.
Sen. Flores was raised to 'love the Constitution' and the rule of law
When Anitere Flores was a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, an all-girls Catholic school in Miami, she was on a debate team that went to Washington, D.C., and won a national championship. Classmates ribbed the team for caring more about competing in the “We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution” program than going to their senior prom happening at the same time. But it was an easy choice for Flores, who said she and the majority of her classmates were children of political exiles from Cuba.
- Court declines recusal request in justice selection case
- 12th Circuit participates in diversity event
- Members needed for International Litigation and Arbitration Certification Committee
- BALS' No Place Like Home Project provides services before the storm
- Justice Quince speaks with law students
- Hopping Green & Sams wins Champions for Diversity in the Legal Profession Award
- Court clarifies application of lodestar awards
- FLA offers online career counseling
- Lawyers help hurricane victims
- Trust accounting – basic records and procedures
- Judge Prescott leads high schoolers through St. Thomas Law
- Selig I. Goldin Award nominations sought
- Leadership Academy applications are due January 16
- Foundation seeks Medal of Honor Award nominees
- Legislative Action
- JNC nominations to be made
- Jury instructions panel accepting applications
- Pierre-Louis petitions for Bar reinstatement
- Foundation board seeks director applicants
- Criminal Procedure Rules Committee 2018 Regular-Cycle additional amendments
- Traffic Court Rules Committee 2018 Regular-Cycle additional amendments
- Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules concerning discovery
- U.S. Magistrate Judge Toomey seeks reappointment
- 15th Circuit needs a judge
- Second Circuit bench has an opening
- Ninth Circuit has a judicial opening
- Volusia County needs a judge
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December 15, 2017TAMPA LAWYER and professional actor Tom Scarritt taught stage acting to six classes of fourth-graders at the invitation of his daughter, teacher Mallory Scarritt Edghill, at Eisenhower Elementary School in Clearwater as part of the Great American Teach-In held November 15.
There is still time to apply to sit on Bar committees
The annual committee preference forms for Bar members seeking appointments for the term of President-elect Michelle Suskauer are available at floridabar.org.
Beware of holiday cyber scams
This may not be at the top of your holiday preparation list, but The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute is reminding all Bar members to protected themselves from holiday phishing scams or malware campaigns.
The Art of the Appeal
By Barry Richard
Special to the News
The fifth century BC military strategist Sun Tzu, in his classic treatise The Art of War, taught that the army that controls the field of battle will have a significant strategic and tactical advantage. Twenty-six centuries later, the treatise is still studied by military leaders and has lessons for appellate lawyers as well.
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36th Annual International Tax Conference|
January 10-12, J.W. Marriott in Miami.
Elder Law Annual Update & Hot Topics
January 12-13, lowes Portofina Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.
Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review
January 18-19, Double Tree by Hilton, Orlando.
36th Annual International Tax Conference
January 11-12, J.W. Marriott Miami Downtown
Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review 2018
February 1-2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Tampa Airport Marriott
Criminal Law Update 2017
December 8, 9:45 a.m. - 3:25 p.m., Orange County Bar Association
Practicing with Professionalism
December 8, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami
Basic Evidence 2017
December 8, 08:15 a,m. - 4:10 p.m., Tampa Airport Marriott.