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BLSE accepting nominations for annual certification awards

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education is currently accepting nominations for its two annual board certification awards — The Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award, which recognizes the board certified lawyer of the year, and the Excellence in The Promotion of Board Certification Award. The 2020 and 2021 awards will tentatively be presented by Supreme […]

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LSC will soon accept grant application for 2022

The Legal Services Corporation announces the availability of grant funds to provide civil legal services to eligible clients during calendar year 2022. In accordance with LSC’s multiyear funding policy, grants are available for only specified service areas.  The list of service areas for which grants are available, and the service area descriptions are available at […]

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Florida Bar members sound off on the state of the profession

A vast majority of Florida lawyers think the COVID-19 pandemic will forever alter the way law is practiced in the state, according to the 2021 Membership Opinion Survey. More than three-quarters of all respondents to the Bar’s annual survey foresee permanent changes when it comes to remote working policies (85%); technological resources used by the […]

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Legislation would limit criminal depositions of young victims, witnesses

Rep. Spencer Roach Bills being pushed by Florida’s state attorneys to make it harder to take depositions from juvenile victims and witnesses in violent crime cases have been introduced in the Florida Legislature. HB 465, sponsored by Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Ft. Myers, and SB 1328, by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, would prohibit depositions, except […]

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