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11th Circuit Board of Governors race ends in a tie; Piedra, Sum head to a runoff

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How do you get an election runoff in a two-person race? They tie in the initial balloting. Jorge L. Piedra…

Four YLD races decided; three go to runoffs

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Four races were decided and three wound up in runoffs in March balloting for Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors…

SCAM ALERT: Caller offers to ‘help’ lawyer with nonexistent Bar complaint

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Lawyers are always advised to keep their guards up as charlatans are out there looking to do them harm. The…

Survey looks at paralegal salaries

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Sixty-two percent of Florida law firms use paralegals and 51 percent of those say their paralegals averaged more than 1,000…

Bill to up county court civil jurisdiction moves in House

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Chances that the civil jurisdiction limits will be raised for county courts grew on March 20 when a House subcommittee…

Measure would strengthen community courts

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Lawmakers are encouraging expansion of Florida’s 170 problem-solving courts. The House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee voted unanimously March 19 to advance…

Bill would increase felony theft threshold to $750

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The Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to raise Florida’s felony theft threshold from $300 to $750, a compromise that reformers…

The Mindful Lawyer

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One might ask why mindfulness has become so popular over the last decade. After all, it’s been around for a…

Insurance bad faith bill moved by House subcommittee

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A bill changing the way of claiming insurance companies acted in bad faith got a chance to continue growing as…

Lawmakers consider electronic legal documents

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Wills could be electronically witnessed and notarized from a remote location and other routine notarizations could be done with electronic…