• Week of June 18th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The installation of Miami's Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr., as The Florida Bar’s 76th president and West Palm Beach's Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes as president-elect highlighting the Annual Florida Bar Convention in Orlando that runs from June 19-22.
    • Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz delivering the Annual State of the Judiciary address Thursday, June 20, in Orlando.
    • Annual Convention being a family-friendly event, with plenty of opportunities for adult celebrations as well.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    5m - Jun 18, 2024
  • Week of June 10th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • Lawyers and complainants in Florida Bar discipline proceedings being limited to a single, 10-day extension – absent unusual circumstances -- under a new Florida Bar policy.
    • Gov. Ron DeSantis signing a bipartisan measure, crafted with the help of the Family Law Section, that mandates safe locations in every county for divorced parents to exchange minor children.
    • Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz plan to attend the first “Counsel to Counsel” graduation reception, a sign of the Bar mentoring program’s unique promise, and the Supreme Court’s determination, to promote professionalism.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - Jun 11, 2024
  • Week of June 4th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz empaneling a new Workgroup on Vexatious Litigants.
    • Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan saying an increase in the number of credible threats against federal judges is being felt in the Middle District of Florida, and he’s concerned.
    • More than 500 guests and supporters of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County turning out for a celebration of Legal Aid’s 75 years in Palm Beach County.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    7m - Jun 4, 2024
  • Week of May 28th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • Orlando Rolón, the former police chief of Orlando, joining The Florida Bar Board of Governors as a public member.
    • The Florida Supreme Court, weighing a certified question regarding conflicting DCA rulings, determining that K-9 units can order a suspect to exit a vehicle during a drug sweep.
    • The creation of the Maccabee Bar Association of Florida.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - May 28, 2024
  • Week of May 20th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section raising concerns about the U.S. Treasury Department’s proposed new anti-money laundering reporting requirements.
    • Gov. Ron DeSantis signing legislation last week creating nine new judicial positions.
    • Registration is now open for the 2024 Annual Florida Bar Convention, which is set for June 19-22 at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    6m - May 21, 2024
  • Week of May 14th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Supreme Court adopting a rule amendment last week that promotes the greater use of remote technology in routine criminal proceedings.
    • The Board of Governors approving recommendations from a joint Program Evaluation Committee/Certification Plan Appeals Committee review of board certification
    • Cooley Law School finalizing plans to move it's Tampa Bay campus to the Tampa Oaks area of Temple Terrace, close to downtown Tampa.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - May 15, 2024
  • Week of May 6th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Florida Supreme Court receding from its 2018 ruling in Shelly v. State that require investigators to “remind or readvise” suspects of their rights when the suspects “reinitiate contact” with their interrogators.
    • Supreme Court Justices Renatha Francis and Meredith Sasso and 23 district court of appeal judges qualifying for merit retention on the November 2024 general election ballot, as well the results of all the circuit and county judge qualifying this election cycle.
    • Four of Florida’s state attorney offices and four of 19 public defenders having contested races this year.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    9m - May 7, 2024
  • Week of April 29th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Florida Supreme Court unanimously re-electing Carlos Muñiz for a second two-year term as chief justice.
    • Florida Bar President-elect Designate Rosalyn “Sia” Baker-Barnes sharing her experience and tips for getting ahead in the latest Center for Professionalism CLE, “Why Female Lawyers are Leaving the Practice of Law – and How to Effect Change.”
    • The Florida Bar’s 2024 Membership Opinion Survey unveiling a striking trend — an overwhelming 80% of respondents feel they are adeptly adapting to the increasing prevalence of technology in their legal practice.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - Apr 30, 2024
  • Week of April 22nd, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Florida Bar’s 2024 Membership Opinion Survey delving into the frequency with which Florida lawyers use various generative AI applications and what impact they think it will have on the profession going forward.
    • The dedication of the four-story, 104 thousand-square-foot James E.C. Perry Courthouse Annex in Seminole County. 
    • The regular qualifying period for circuit and county judicial races getting underway, as well as for 19 of the states 20 state attorneys and public defenders, two Supreme Court justices, and district court of appeal judges up for merit retention.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    9m - Apr 23, 2024
  • Week of April 15th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The New York State Bar Association following in The Florida Bar's footprints and approving recommendations for the ethical use of artificial intelligence.
    • The Cybersecurity & Privacy Law Committee sponsoring an intensive, two-day training seminar to help Florida lawyers become internationally certified in data privacy.
    • Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz and Justice John Couriel set to discuss professionalism April 25 at the Young Lawyers Division’s second Virtual Summit — “Mastering the Practice of Law.”

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - Apr 16, 2024
  • Week of April 8th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • American Heritage School in Broward County emerging victorious at the this year’s Florida Bar High School Appellate Brief Writing & Moot Court Competition.
    • The Board of Governors forwarding the names of three non-lawyers to the Supreme Court, one of whom justices will select to serve as a public member.
    • Local judicial campaign conduct forums jointly sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors set for May 2 and 3.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    7m - Apr 9, 2024
  • Week of April 1st, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Supreme Court adopting a set of amendments to the Florida Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration aimed at moving cases along.
    • Burton Young, who served as Bar president in 1970-71, passing away peacefully in his sleep Saturday. He was 96.
    • A massive overhaul to the state's Baker and Marchman acts. 

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - Apr 2, 2024
  • Week of March 25th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • Miami-Dade’s veteran state attorney and public defender both saying the latest round of state pay raises, 3%, won’t stop a troubling exodus of front-line prosecutors and public defenders.
    • The Board of Governors approving an initial proposed budget for FY 2024-25 that would continue a 23-year tradition of calling for no member fee increases.
    • Eric Maclure being named the ninth state courts administrator.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    6m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Week of March 18th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • A South Florida lawyer and Board of Governors member's concern that legal recruiters, facing a critical shortage of paralegals, are recommending disbarred attorneys.
    • A National Judicial College survey that finds nine out of 10 judges believe the public’s esteem for judges has fallen.
    • A look at some of the bill of interest to the profession that didn’t cross the finish line this past legislative session.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - Mar 19, 2024
  • Week of March 11th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • Florida courts receiving nine new trial judges and other long-term investments under a $114.7 billion budget the Legislature approved for FY 2024-25.
    • The Legislature signing off on a bill redirecting $28.8 million in fines and fees from state coffers to the daily operations of Florida’s court clerks.
    • A proposal that would provide Florida lawyers CLE credit for rendering pro bono legal services.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    7m - Mar 12, 2024
  • Week of March 4th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Senate poised to approve a measure that would make it harder to sue asbestos manufacturers.
    • Jacksonville University College of Law being granted ABA provisional accreditation.
    • Florida court clerks expressing gratitude now that the House and Senate have agreed to redirect $28.8 million in fines and fees from state coffers to fund their daily operations.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    6m - Mar 5, 2024
  • Week of February 26th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The Legislature poised to sign off on proposed legislation, crafted with the help of the Family Law Section, that would make divorce proceedings more uniform.
    • FFLA adding Westlaw Precision with AI-Assisted Research to its statewide subscription that provides legal research tools to its legal aid grantees.
    • The Florida State University College of Law hosting Ambassador David Scheffer during its second annual D’Alemberte & Palmer Lecture in International Human Rights.

    Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Week of February 19th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • House Speaker Paul Renner saying he supports reforming “sovereign immunity” laws that shield government entities from civil liability.
    • A rewrite of a bill that would make sweeping changes to the Baker and Marchman Acts that govern the state’s mental health and substance abuse law passing a House health committee last week.
    • The Legislature poised to give county and city attorneys a public records exemption to protect against death threats and stalking.

    The Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    9m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Week of February 13, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • A Family Law Section priority bill designed to make divorce proceedings more uniform heading to the Senate floor.
    • Lawmakers looking to tack hefty penalties onto drivers before they are ever convicted if they refuse a breathalyzer test upon an arrest.
    • Hundreds of free on-demand education programs available from LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar.

    The Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    8m - Feb 14, 2024
  • Week of February 5th, 2024

    The latest edition of Florida Bar News Briefs, a weekly podcast dedicated to what’s happening in the legal profession, is now available with stories including:

    • The House and Senate introducing competing budget proposals for FY 24-25 last week, and despite their calls for major cuts, they include many court spending priorities.
    • A sweeping proposal to streamline the state’s mental health and substance abuse laws coming with a big price tag and the support of House and Senate leadership.
    • Ten scholarships available for young lawyers to attend the Solo & Small Firm Section’s February 23 half-day, virtual, technology and wellness CLE event.

    The Florida Bar News Briefs is a production of The Florida Bar Journal & News Department.

    10m - Feb 6, 2024
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