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Lessons learned from enduring a long-haul illness

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Reports of the spread of COVID-19 were everywhere but Florida and its court system were still open and functioning on...

Human trafficking measures ready for floor action

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Bills to help victims of human trafficking are heading to the full Florida House and Senate following committee action on...

Should you pursue board certification?

Close to 91,000 lawyers are currently eligible to practice law in Florida and more are entering the field each year...

Stetson wins Foundation’s Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge

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The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge April 5. Stetson University...

Senate readying property insurance law for final passage

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A bill that would overhaul the Florida property insurance industry – and limit fees for attorneys representing property owners with...

Bill would assist property owners challenging government land-use restrictions

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A House panel has approved a measure that would make it easier for property owners to challenge government land-use restrictions...

Technical trust and estates law moving in House and Senate

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“That was like a law school exam.” So said Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, of HB 609, a bill he...

Rule creates list of attorneys banned from taking conflict cases

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Each circuit chief judge must create a list of private lawyers who may not be appointed in criminal conflict cases...

Chief Judge Masters named Jurist of the Year by the Polk Association of Women Lawyers

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Chief Judge Ellen S. Masters was presented with the Jurist of the Year 2020-21 Award by the Polk Association of...

Voting underway in Bar runoff elections

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Voting is underway in runoff elections for a 15th Circuit seat on the Board of Governors  and 11th and 13th circuit seats...