March 5, 2024

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Gov. Scott won't pick three state Supreme Court justices, but here's why he wins anyway

Florida's Supreme Court ruled that the next governor will pick three high court justices, but Gov. Scott's influence will be felt. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2018

Judgment Call: Critics question the motive behind a lawyer's decision to run against a judge

Cole Scott & Kissane is one of the largest corporate defense firms in Florida, with more than 400 attorneys in 11 offices statewide. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2018

Turning Back the Clock on Tax Assessments

A challenge to the way the Department of Revenue issues 'final assessments' on corporate taxes still reverberates. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Extending a hand: Florida's Puerto Rican Bar association reaches out to law students on the island

In 1992, Richard Robles was a commuter student at Florida International University when Hurricane Andrew struck southern Miami-Dade County... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Naked truth: Clearwater lawyer Luke Lirot defends the adult entertainment industry

In 1990, Clearwater lawyer Luke Lirot started his own law firm specializing in First Amendment and criminal defense cases. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2017

Law firm charts new waters with new climate-change group

Hinshaw & Culbertson have formed a practice group to deal with climate change-related issues. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

Non-profit Florida Rural Legal Services handles cases 'nobody would take.'

Two years ago, Florida Rural Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that provides civil legal aid to migrant workers statewide, filed a federal lawsuit in Tampa on behalf of 56 Hondurans. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

Florida Bar's new president takes over at a critical juncture

Michael Higer is often reminded of something his late mentor, former Florida Supreme Court Justice Arthur England, was fond of saying... Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

Accustomed to trade: Miami attorney represents importers and exporters

While the typical lawyer's office is filled with books and paper, Peter Quinter's digs on Brickell Avenue... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

For the good: Florida Bar recognizes attorneys who volunteer

Attorney Mark Olive has been called the “Norman Mailer of death work.” He has donated an estimated 10,000 hours in legal services to death row clients and their attorneys and is one of the nation's top death-penalty defense attorneys. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Struggling: Law school in the hot seat

Typical graduates of Florida Coastal Law School can expect to earn about $46,000 annually, but a sizable portion of their salary – about $9,800, on average – will go toward paying student loans... Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Meet C. Alan Lawson, Florida's new Supreme Court Justice

10 things to know about C. Alan Lawson Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

A budding area: Medical marijuana attracts niche law practices

As Florida prepares to implement an expanded medical marijuana market recently approved by voters, David Kotler has been inundated with cannabis-related work. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

Taking the helm at the ABA

Hilarie Bass started as a summer associate at Greenberg Traurig three decades ago, the law firm had just one office in Miami. Today, the firm has 38 offices around the world... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Trash to treasure: Michael Goldstein touts ‘high returns' in brownfield redevelopment

Michael Goldstein touts 'high returns' in brownfield redevelopment near Palm Beach International Airport. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Becoming a more agile Florida law firm

Every morning, at 10 sharp, the staff of Salazar Jackson huddles around a white board for a 15-minute meeting known as the “daily scrum.” Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Pregnant pause for Florida lawyers

Judges have broad discretion over whether maternity leave is a valid reason to delay a case. In deciding such matters, judges must balance one side's need for additional time against the possible disadvantage to the other side resulting from a delay. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Grave danger: David Charlip specializes in cases involving funeral negligence

In 2002, David Charlip was enjoying a Friday night cocktail with friends when a newly minted lawyer asked him for some advice about a potential case. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

The Florida Bar's new president puts emphasis on affordability

The Bar's new president takes aim at the ‘justice gap' and diversity challenges. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Tapping a beer niche

Attorney Trevor Brewer nurses a career representing beer makers. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

The 'Boomer Barrister'

Marketing himself as “The Baby Boomers' Barrister,” former consumer products executive Skip Tylman has carved out a legal niche advising his Baby Boomer peers about estate planning and elder care. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Avoid a fracas with collaborative divorce

Collaborative divorce is catching on as a less expensive option. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Running the numbers: Using analytics to gain a legal edge

Members of the legal profession are increasingly adopting the use of data analytics. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Social studies: Social media and the law

A Miami attorney sees opportunity in social media law. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Revising Florida's constitution

Work is beginning on forming the state's next Constitutional Revision Committee. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

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