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