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August 1, 2020 Letters

Letters
Contact Tracing & Lawyers As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, health-care experts stress the need for contact tracing to help...

August 1, 2020 News and Notes

News & Notes
Jeff Ward of Minneapolis published his book, “Bow Wow Needs a ‘Real’ Lawyer! A Public Defender’s Life,” about the inner...

August 1, 2020 On the Move

On the Move
Hilary Lane joined Quarles & Brady in Tampa as a partner. Michael G. Dyer was appointed county attorney for Volusia...

Proposed amendments to the U.S. 11th Circuit rules

Notices
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2071(b), notice and opportunity for comment is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Rules of...

ABA launches new COVID-19 website to assist lawyers

Regular News
The ABA March 29 launched its Practice Forward website, which will serve as a clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources...

Stargel and Labrit appointed to the Second District Court of Appeal

Regular News
Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed John Stargel and Suzanne Labrit to the Second District Court of Appeal July 29, which encompasses...

August 1, 2020 Disciplinary Actions

Disciplinary Actions
The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 26 attorneys, disbarring two, revoking the license of 12, suspending nine,...

Hit hard by COVID-19, voluntary bars look to ‘Restart, Rebound & Recover’

Top Stories
With social gatherings baked into their DNA, Florida’s voluntary bar associations are feeling especially challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. “A...

Hoffler sworn in as National Bar Association’s 78th president

Regular News
The National Bar Association (NBA) swore in Tricia “CK” Hoffler as its 78th president July 29. “I am so honored...

Abramowitz re-appointed executive director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

Top Stories
Gov. Ron DeSantis has reappointed Alan Abramowitz as executive director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office for another three-year...