High Court Honors Florida's First Black Chief JusticeFormer Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court as family, friends and colleagues paid their respects.
Florida's First Black Chief Justice Dies At 85When Leander Shaw took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he was not allowed to stay or eat at the whites-only hotel in Miami where the exam was administered. Three decades later, Shaw became the first black chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Bar Pushes Back Against Expert-Testimony LawMore than two years after the Legislature passed a controversial law aimed at tightening standards for expert testimony in lawsuits, Florida Bar leaders do not want the state Supreme Court to go along with the change.
Attorney Suing FAMU Barred From Practicing Law In FloridaThe attorney who sued Florida A&M University over the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion is no longer allowed to practice in Florida.
Florida Supreme Court Denies Bar Dues Hike For Legal AidLawyers pushing for more money for legal aid to the poor will have to look elsewhere after the Florida Supreme Court rejected a proposed dues increase for Florida Bar members.
Florida Lawyers To Learn About Cuba's Legal SystemNow that the Obama administration has laid the groundwork for normalizing relations with Cuba, a group of Florida is about to get a first hand lesson on the communist island's legal and regulatory systems.
Miami-Dade Race Could Be Nastiest EverLynda 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.
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.
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.
Former Scott Rothstein Associate Convicted On Fraud ChargesA 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,
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.
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.