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Beyond the Barriers of Bias

Featured Article
In 2016, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar released the results of its Survey on Women in the…

Implicit Bias and Its Application in the Life of a Lawyer

Featured Article
Early in my career, while I was litigating in Arizona, I met men and women from a local Native American…

What Does Gender Bias Look Like in Real Life?

Featured Article
Gender bias is the prejudice displayed toward one gender over the other.[1] Often this bias is implicit in our nature…

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: What Is the Bar Doing Now?

Featured Article
The 2016-2019 Strategic Plan of The Florida Bar[1] outlines its objectives in its continuing effort to encourage and promote diversity…

Mentoring Matters: The Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Programs of The Florida Bar and Its Sections

Featured Article
By all accounts, the legal profession is facing a crisis: “Too many great minds are leaving the profession….Everyone needs to…

When Will We Stop Counting?

President's Page
I am often introduced as the sixth woman president of The Florida Bar. When will we stop counting how many…

Legal Challenges to Arbitration Awards: Part 1

Labor and Employment Law
Until the 1925 enactment of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), 9 U.S.C. §§1-14, courts were reluctant to enforce contracts to…

Failure to Deliver: The Problem with “Pocket Deeds” and a Review of Alternatives

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
A common issue plaguing estate planning attorneys and title attorneys is the “pocket deed” (a nondelivered deed), which is a…

South Dakota v. Wayfair: The Case That Changes Everything

Tax
Have you ever bought something on the internet? Did the seller charge you tax? If not, have you ever wondered…

Welcome to the Hotel St. Moritz: A Warning Concerning the Window in Which to Seek Appellate Review of Corrected, Amended, or Modified Orders

Appellate Practice
Don Henley may have warned us about the Hotel California, but if you miss the deadline to seek review of…

Dicing it Up: Does a Sliver of the Automatic Stay Remain for Repeat Debtors?

Business Law
The automatic stay, which gives debtors a breathing spell from creditors, is one of the most “fundamental debtor protections” in…