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John M. Stewart: President of The Florida Bar

Featured Article
As it relates to the modern practice of law, technology can be difficult to discuss due to its rapidly changing...

Face-Off on Facebook: Judges and Lawyers as Social Media “Friends” in a Post-Herssein World

Featured Article
Should a judge be disqualified from a case based solely on a Facebook friendship with one of the attorneys? The...

Waves of Change

President's Page
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss...

What Would You Do Today If You Knew a Hurricane Was Going to Hit Your Home or Practice Tomorrow?

Features
Lawyers spend a lot of time preparing for their careers. Most have spent 12 years of primary and secondary education,...

Passport Revocation for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt

Tax
Internal Revenue Code §7345 allows the IRS to certify to the secretary of state that an individual has a seriously...

Protecting Goodwill as a Legitimate Business Interest in a Restrictive Covenant Enforcement Action

Labor and Employment Law
Given the proliferation of restrictive covenant agreements, practitioners in Florida are likely often confronted by prospective, current, and former employees...

Limiting the Florida Homestead Exemption by Broadening the Application of the Fraud or Egregious Conduct Exception

Business Law
Since 1868, the Florida Constitution has expressly shielded homestead property from forced sale except in certain delineated circumstances.[1] In 2001,...

Restraining Justice: How Florida Can Better Aid Pro Se Survivors of Domestic Violence with Appeals of Injunction for Protection Cases

Appellate Practice
“Lawyers have a license to practice law, a monopoly on certain services. But for that privilege and status, lawyers have...

A Brief History of the End of Greyhound Racing in Florida

Animal Law
The year 2018 was a watershed year for animal welfare in Florida. Among several notable achievements was the phase out...