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Administrative Procedure for the Generalist

Featured Article
For many attorneys, the prospect of a case governed by the Administrative Procedure Act[1] (APA) is a source of fear:...

Two, Three, or Four Prongs? The Contractual Defense of Unilateral Mistake in Florida

Featured Article
Until recently, Florida litigators would have the choice between two and four elements for a unilateral mistake defense depending on...

Blueprint for a More Effective Family Court Intake Process and Beyond: Opening the Umbrella to Process Family Court Cases

Family Law
Designing an effective family court intake process is not new for Florida. The Florida Supreme Court Steering Committee on Children...

The Access to Justice “Tripod”

President's Page
Across the country, including here in Florida, access to justice continues to be a focus of state bars, legal academics,...

How Not to Lose the Winning Witness: Ethical Considerations in Working with Employee and Former Employee Witnesses

Appellate Practice
Every good trial lawyer knows that the right witness can make or break your case. While having the right expert...

Actual Intent vs. Legal Intent:The Impact of Immigration Status on Establishing Homestead Exemptions

Business Law
As of 2018, 4.5 million immigrants (foreign-born individuals) made up 21% of the population in Florida.[1] According to the PEW...

The New Scope of Florida’s Water Quality Assurance Act

Environmental & Land Use Law
Florida has long prioritized the preservation of its coastal waters and lands, ground water, and surface waters. In 1970, the...

Proceed with Caution: Voluntary Diversity Efforts Must Be Undertaken with Care to Limit Litigation Risk for Employers

Labor and Employment Law
Employers across the country are voluntarily implementing plans to promote diversity within their workforce, especially in management positions. Wells Fargo,...

Hanging on for Deer Life: How Chronic Wasting Disease Might Impact Florida and How Florida Law is Trying to Prevent its Spread into the State

Solo and Small Firm
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an infectious, degenerative disease that affects the Cervidae or cervid family, which includes elk, deer,...

Corporate Transparency Act to Have Major Impact on Clients and Attorneys

Tax
On January 1, 2021, Congress passed (over veto) the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA),[1] including the Corporate Transparency...