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Questions for the Bar president-elect candidates

The following questions were posed by the News to Bar president-elect candidates Lorna Brown-Burton of Ft. Lauderdale and Scott Westheimer of Sarasota. Ballots for the election will be mailed or emailed around March 1, and must be returned no later than 11:59 p.m. March 21. Voters will have the option of voting online in lieu […]

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Florida Board of Bar Examiners salutes its staff’s dedication

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners recently honored its staff at its annual longevity and merit awards luncheon in Tallahassee. Executive Director Michele Gavagni lauded her staff for overcoming the obstacles presented by the pandemic and said even though not everything may have “happened on the applicants’ preferred time frame” the Bar Examiners were able to shift […]

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Brady honored with Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award

Raymond F. Brady received the 2022 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award. Because of Brady’s efforts, more than 30 attorneys (and about 150 law students), have volunteered to provide more than 1,000 hours of pro bono service to approximately 400 clients. After 35 years as a pro bono volunteer with Three Rivers Legal Services, Brady still not […]

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House Judiciary moves measure to create a sixth DCA

Rep. Tommy Gregory The House Judiciary Committee has endorsed a measure that would create a Sixth District Court of Appeal in Pinellas County and authorize seven new district court of appeal judgeships. The panel voted 19-0 on January 20 to approve JDC 1, a proposed committee bill by Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Bradenton. Click Here To […]

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Bill to support retired police dogs moves

A proposal to provide subsidized veterinary care for retired law enforcement dogs is now moving in the Florida House. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee voted 14-0 on January 18 to approve HB 25 by Rep. Sam Killebrew, R-Winter Haven. “Law enforcement dogs receive extensive training and may serve in a law enforcement […]

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