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Miami-Dade Race Could Be Nastiest Ever

Lynda Bell won her Miami-Dade County commission seat in 2010 largely on a platform of no new taxes and fiscal conservatism. Bell is a Republican.

07/24/2014

Money

Lawyers File Petition To Boost Bar Dues To Aid The Poor

A coalition of attorneys, including former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero, filed a petition Monday with the state’s top court seeking to hike fees on lawyers to help fund legal services for the poor.

06/16/2014

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Florida Bar Calls For Diversity Improvement On Bench

In an effort to increase diversity among judges, the Florida Bar Board of Governors has agreed on 10 recommendations for the state’s Governor.

05/23/2014

Christina KItterman, a former associate of convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein, has been found guilty of fraud.  (Source: CBS4)

Former Scott Rothstein Associate Convicted On Fraud Charges

A former associate of convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein has been found guilty of fraud. Closing arguments in Christina Kitterman’s trial were Tuesday morning and it took the jury just over two hours to convict her on three counts of wire fraud,

02/11/2014

Scott Rothstein (Source: CBS4)

Rothstein To Testify Wednesday In Trial Of Former Colleague

Convicted Ponzi Scheme operator Scott Rothstein will take the stand tomorrow in the trial of his former colleague accused of assisting him in his $1.2 billion fraud.

02/04/2014

Mark O'Mara (CBS4)

Zimmerman’s Former Attorney Faces Bar Complaint

Mark O’Mara, the attorney who helped get George Zimmerman acquitted of murder charges in the case of Trayvon Martin, is now being investigated by the Florida Bar after a complaint was filed against him.

CBS Miami–12/17/2013

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Major Plantation Foreclosure Lawyer Will Accept Disbarment

The Plantation lawyer whose firm was handling tens of thousands of foreclosure cases at the height of the financial crisis is ending his fight to hold onto his law license.

11/18/2013

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Florida House Passes Anti-Foreign Law Bill

The Florida House passed a bill Thursday that would ban the mythical threat of Sharia, or Islamic law, and other foreign laws from being used in state courts.

CBS Miami–04/18/2013

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Fla. Immigrant One Step Closer To Law License

A Florida State University law school graduate who is in the country illegally is one step closer to getting license to practice in the state.

01/17/2013

Assistant State Attorney Joshua Weintraub was taken off the Rilya Wilson case after it was discovered that his Florida Bar license was revoked in August. (CBS4)

Bar License Lapse Pulls Lead Prosecutor Off Rilya Wilson Case

The lead prosecutor in the Rilya Wilson murder trial was taken off the case because he let his Florida Bar license lapse, according to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald.

CBS4–11/26/2012

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