January 27, 2023

Politics & Law: Archive

11/10/2022
In the November 2022 issue of FLORIDA TREND, we profiled several Black and Hispanic women candidates who are part of a trend of more women of color running for political office. The 2022 election set a new high bar for women of color in Florida politics: 49% of women candidates running for major state or federal office in Florida are women of color.
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11/7/2022
Ashley Gantt already has two careers under her belt: Teacher and attorney. Now she's embarking on a third: State legislator.
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10/27/2022
Reviewing contracts for legal purposes takes a lot of repetitive attention to detail. The use of artificial intelligence at the law firm Foley & Lardner makes that type of review easier, according to Jacksonville-based partner Chanley Howell.
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What the generational shift of Florida voters means for the future
10/13/2022
The following excerpt is from the forthcoming book Generational Politics in the United States (University of Michigan Press). Susan A. MacManus is a University of South Florida professor emerita of political science. Anthony A. Cilluffo is an economist and holds a master's in public administration from Princeton University.
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10/12/2022
Amid the acrimony of partisan politics, the ranks of Florida's unaffiliated voters are growing rapidly. Their elusive and critical votes reflect changing demographics.
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Florida's new Secretary of the Department of Management Services to oversee state's IT infrastructure
8/31/2022
Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security official Pedro Allende has been appointed Florida's new Secretary of the Department of Management Services, which is tasked with overseeing cyber-security for state government and administering tens of millions of dollars in new funding for government cyber-resiliency programs.
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The Case Against Scot Strems
8/24/2022
South Florida attorney Scot Strems built his law firm suing insurance companies — and built the insurers' case for reining in lawyers.
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FAMU's Economic Justice Initiative provides free legal services to minority business owners 
7/26/2022
With a $110,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank, Florida A&M University's College of Law is spearheading its Economic Justice Initiative, which will provide free legal services to help minority-owned small-business owners as they launch and grow their enterprises.
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Attorney Mischelle D'Angelone reflects on her childhood and why she does so much pro bono work
7/20/2022
Pasco County-based Mischelle D'Angelone, one of 20 lawyers recognized this year by the Florida Bar for service to low-income and disadvantaged clients, points to her own childhood as the reason why she does so much pro bono work, particularly work on behalf of children and families.
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7/19/2022
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 budget into law on June 2, 2022. After accounting for $3.1 billion in vetoes, the post-veto General Appropriations Act (GAA) totals $110 billion, an 8.3 percent increase over the FY 2021-22 budget.
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Noise litigation attorney Mark Bentley's Beatles passion project debuts at Florida Film Festival
7/14/2022
Attorney Mark Bentley of Tampa turned his passion for the Beatles into a documentary that kicked off the Florida Film Festival in Orlando.
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The Florida Bar Association's new president Gary S. Lesser outlines his goals for the next year
7/12/2022
The Florida Bar's new president wants more mentoring, awareness and professionalism.
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Florida's Legal Leaders
7/6/2022
Florida Trend's Legal Elite Honorees listed Alphabetically - 2022
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Legal Elite Hall of Fame
7/6/2022
A distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting.
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Florida's Legal Leaders by Practice Area
7/6/2022
Florida Trend's Legal Elite Honorees by Practice Area - 2022
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Legal Elite Government & Non-Profit Attorneys
7/6/2022
The top 50 vote recipients among attorneys employed by municipal, county, state or regional government agencies and non-profit organizations.
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Top 1.4% of Florida Lawyers Named to Legal Elite
7/6/2022
Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida appear among the exclusive Florida Legal Elite.
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Up & Comers
7/6/2022
97 attorneys with the most votes in a special category for attorneys under the age of 40 who have exhibited leadership in the law.
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7/6/2022
Chip Bachara has devoted his legal career to representing clients in every type of construction dispute.
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7/6/2022
Peter L. Gladstone, Principal/Shareholder of Gladstone & Weissman, PA, is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law...
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Miami athlete has run half-marathon distance for more than 650 days in a row
Miami athlete has run half-marathon distance for more than 650 days in a row

Mika Shevit, 48, who has run a half-marathon distance for more than 650 days consecutively and is looking to reach a 1000-day streak, talks about participating in the 2023 Miami Marathon.

 

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