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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?

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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...