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Court declines to adopt permissive cy pres rule

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The Florida Supreme Court has declined to adopt a proposed rule of civil procedure that would have allowed unclaimed funds...

Board to discuss ‘Prohibited Conduct for Suspended and Disbarred Attorneys’ rule

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The Board of Governors is scheduled to consider proposed changes to Rule 3-6.1, “Prohibited Conduct for Suspended and Disbarred Attorneys,”...

Governor signs bill helping abused and neglected kids in court

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A bill aimed at helping abused and neglected children in dependency court is now Florida law after unanimously passing both...

Florida Fellows Institute recognizes Class IV graduates

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The Florida Fellows Institute of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel recently recognized 29 graduates of the program’s...

First DCA American Inn of Court celebrates 10th Anniversary

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The First District Appellate American Inn of Court celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year. It recognized the milestone in numerous...

Presidential Perspectives: Terry Russell — 2001-02

As part of a project to document the history of The Florida Bar, the former presidents were asked to comment...

U.S. Northern District of Florida need a magistrate judge in Tallahassee

The Judicial Conference of the United States is expected to authorize the appointment of a full time United States magistrate...

Measure to protect judicial assistants’ privacy falls short

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A bill to keep personal information about judicial assistants confidential — similar to the protections afforded judges and law enforcement...

House doesn’t consider CRC amendments

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Time ran out in the 2019 Florida legislative session for two constitutional amendments affecting the Constitution Revision Commission as the...

PI damages cap bill falters in the Legislature

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A proposal to impose a $1 million cap on non-economic damages in personal injury cases survived several House committee votes,...