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February 20, 2018

Politics & Law Archive

Less Intervention: Florida's newest Supreme Court justice changes the high court's dynamics

New Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson has taken a narrower view of which cases the court should hear than his predecessor. read more >

Clay county rising

It's an old truism in the Legislature that the power of legislative leaders begins to peak in the year before they formally take control. read more >

Keep an eye on...

Two of the most fascinating people to watch this session aren't even legislators. read more >

Extending a hand: Florida's Puerto Rican Bar association reaches out to law students on the island

In 1992, Richard Robles was a commuter student at Florida International University when Hurricane Andrew struck southern Miami-Dade County... read more >

Legislature 2018: Agenda fest

With the governor's job up for grabs and two open Cabinet positions, a horde of legislators will be looking for angles to play. read more >

Non-profit Florida Rural Legal Services handles cases 'nobody would take.'

Two years ago, Florida Rural Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that provides civil legal aid to migrant workers statewide, filed a federal lawsuit in Tampa on behalf of 56 Hondurans. read more >

Florida Bar's new president takes over at a critical juncture

Michael Higer is often reminded of something his late mentor, former Florida Supreme Court Justice Arthur England, was fond of saying... read more >

On the map: Miami is an arbitration hub for international business disputes

Last summer, a special panel of judges met in Miami to hear claims by several construction companies that the Panama Canal Authority, which runs the canal, owes them $1.6 billion... read more >

Case studies: Some of last year's highest-visibility legal cases

From mortgage foreclosure lawsuits to open carry, private school vouchers and a contractor dispute involving a Trump-owned property, last year's legal rulings covered a wide spectrum of high-profile cases. The article begins with a look at a mortage foreclosure case: read more >

Florida's Legal Leaders by Practice Area

Winners of Florida Trend's Legal Elite by Practice Area - 2017 read more >

Florida's Legal Leaders

Winners of Florida Trend's Legal Elite - 2017 read more >

Crystal Spencer

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Jeffrey "Jack" Gordon

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S. Cary Gaylord

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Andrew G. Diaz

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Peer recognition program honors Florida's top attorneys

Now in its 13th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. read more >

Donald H. Crawford II

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