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The Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy: The Florida Bar’s Preeminent Leadership Training Program Marks 10 Years

Featured Article
On June 28, 2013, Eugene Pettis became the first African-American president of The Florida Bar. A civil attorney and a...

What Employment Lawyers Should Know About the Form I-9 Overhaul: Factors to Prevent and Mitigate Liability

Featured Article
Employers’ requirements to verify a worker’s employment eligibility and identity are a minefield for potential mistakes and liability. The Form...

The Evolution of Rule 9.130 and Appellate Review of Sovereign Immunity

Appellate Practice
Mel Brooks famously said in History of the World Part I, “it’s good to be the king.”[1] Undoubtedly, one of...

What Is the Point of Civics Education?

President's Page
There has been a great deal of discussion lately about the lack of civics education in our country. The joke...

In the Cards: Betting on Veterinary Telemedicine Legal Reform

Animal Law
Research demonstrates that many pets do not regularly see a veterinarian, often because their families confront significant obstacles to obtaining...

Should Durham Affect the Interpretation of “Assignee” Under Florida’s Version of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code?

Business Law
The 11th Circuit’s decision in Durham v. Ocwen, Case No. 17-15572, 777 Fed. App’x 952 (11th Cir. May 29, 2019),...

Water Quality Enhancement Areas: A New Tool to Improve Water Quality

Environmental & Land Use Law
Following unanimous passage by the Florida Legislature,[1] on June 24, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 965,[2] creating...

Senate Bill 4-D and the Champlain Towers South Disaster: A Problem in Response to a Problem

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
On June 24, 2021, we witnessed one of the most disturbing events in recent memory. A residential condominium building in...

Nuisance Trees: The Massachusetts or Hawaii Rule?

Solo and Small Firm
Attorneys approached by homeowners who own property adjacent to a nuisance tree homeowner will often decline legal representation for these...

QDRO Math: Advice to Plan Administrators in Florida

Tax
Protecting retirement fund assets for public policy purposes has been deeply rooted in our nation’s history for as long as...

Preparing for Emerging Contaminant Liability and Administrative Law Challenges

Administrative Law
On June 21, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law legislation that requires the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)...