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Lawyer Discipline — A Roadmap to Florida’s Lawyer Regulation System

Featured Article
The Florida Bar performs many important roles for the legal profession, and arguably none is more important than lawyer regulation...

Certified Federal Questions: It’s Time To Expand the Jurisdiction of the Florida Supreme Court

Featured Article
In 1938, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Erie R.R. Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64 (1938), held that federal courts...

Protecting Interests or Hindering Real Estate Deals? Impact of a Lis Pendens When Selling Real Property in Florida

Business Law
Lis pendens — useful or useless? Though intended to protect the interests of parties involved in a legal dispute, the...

2023-24 Committees Annual Reports

Annual Reports
Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification This year the Admiralty & Maritime Law Certification Committee continued its work of preparing, updating,...

2023-24 Sections & Divisions Annual Reports

Annual Reports
Administrative Law On August 11, 2023, the section held a long-range planning retreat in Apalachicola. The meeting was led by...

Farewell and Thank You: Reflecting on a Year of Progress and Partnership

President's Page
As my time as Florida Bar president draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the journey we’ve embarked...

What the Textualist Revolution in Florida Jurisprudence Means for Practitioners

Appellate Practice
Justice Kagan famously remarked in 2015 that “we’re all textualists now.”[1] She was speaking about the federal judiciary, where the...

Tax Considerations for Contingent Interest and Convertible Debt in Cross-Border Lending Transactions

Tax
The treatment of contingent interest and convertible debt in cross-border payment transactions is subject to several provisions of the Internal...

Florida Irrevocable Grantor Homestead Trust: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too — Second Course

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
The first course of this article discussed lifetime conveyances of homestead and analyzed how the Florida irrevocable grantor homestead trust...

Changing Landscape of Public Employee Free Speech in Florida

Labor and Employment Law
The free speech rights of public employees have evolved considerably over the years. In 1892, then-Judge, later Justice, Oliver Wendell...