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Bar’s COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Task Force turns its sights to the future

After suspending Bar late fees, redesigning a website, recruiting financial help, and assisting the courts tackle a massive backlog, the Bar’s COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Task Force is shifting gears. Chair Michael Tanner told the Board of Governors at an October 23 meeting that the panel has accomplished its first mission, meeting the most immediate needs […]

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ADR Section to host Arbitration Advocacy Institute November 13

The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s inaugural Arbitration Advocacy Institute is a one-day, virtual workshop for attorney-arbitrators that will provide coaching on mechanics, technology, and professionalism to help Florida attorneys boost their arbitration advocacy skills. Attendees will increase their knowledge of the arbitration process from beginning to end — distinct from mediation and litigation […]

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O’Connor says the pandemic has challenged and changed the next generation of lawyers

FSU College of Law Dean Erin O’Hara O’Connor Tested by adversity, the next generation of lawyers will be more technologically savvy, independent, prone to question authority, and less fearful of the unknown. That’s Florida State University College of Law Dean Erin O’Hara O’Connor’s assessment in a video address to an October 21 luncheon of the […]

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