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June 29, 2016

Politics & Law Archive

Law Firms: The makings of a merger

Fowler White Boggs and Pittsburgh's Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney discovered they had complementary objectives. read more >

Florida attorneys find rewards in pro bono work

Karen Meyer Buesing's work with the poor earns her the Bar's highest pro bono award. read more >

The nuances of Florida's ‘stand your ground' law

The debate over Florida's 'stand your ground' law has moved to the ivory tower. read more >

Spending big on lobbyists in Florida

A list of last year's biggest spenders... read more >

Florida's Budget

Florida lawmakers expect to have at least $1.5 billion more to spend than they did last year. read more >

Gambling in Florida: Don't bet on it

Florida's gaming laws are a mess, but in an election year, with powerful interests on all sides, lawmakers may not try to make comprehensive changes. read more >

Florida attorney moves to a different drum beat

Attorney Paul Quin's previous career is music to many of his clients' ears. read more >

Contempt of court: Florida's unruly lawyers

The state's judiciary system steps up its efforts to discourage unprofessional behavior. By the late 1980s, complaints about rude and unprofessional behavior among Florida lawyers had become so frequent that the Florida Bar created a task force to study the problem. After seven years of research, the committee issued a report that described the state of professionalism among lawyers as being in “steep decline.” read more >

Governor Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he is appointing Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor. read more >

Blockbuster law cases with lasting significance

Some of the most significant law cases in Florida in 2013. read more >

Craft beer brewers go head to head with beer distributors

As craft breweries have gained a foothold in Florida, they're pushing for legal changes that irk big, established beer distributors. read more >

Wet Suits: Scuba diving lawyers

David Black was 7 the first time he saw someone pull on a wet suit and jump into the Atlantic Ocean. read more >

Data driven: Brecht Heuchan makes data-crunching software for lobbyists

Brecht Heuchan, a lobbyist and political consultant, has developed a data-mining tool that takes much of the guesswork out of the political money chase. Heuchan's web-based software system, Contribution Link, combines 400,000 publicly available state-level donor records with layers of other demographic, geographic and marketing data to help candidates and their fundraising professionals create strategically targeted fundraising lists. read more >

Biggest engineering firms in Florida

Ranked by number of Florida employees read more >

Developing Story

A 20-year legal battle over a water management district's condition for development is over — sort of. read more >

State Capital: Florida's millionaire lawmakers

The net worth of Florida's wealthiest senators and representatives. read more >

Crime & punishment: Changes at Florida Dept. of Corrections

The Smart Justice movement has spurred criminal justice overhauls in some states, including Georgia. In Florida, reform is happening in fits and starts. read more >

Priorities for Eugene Pettis, new president of the Florida Bar

Eugene Pettis hopes to impart a sense of service through his presidency of the Bar. read more >

High hopes for Democratic Chairwoman Allison Tant

Florida Democrats are counting on new party Chairwoman Allison Tant to close the fundraising gap. read more >

Evidence of Excellence:
Florida Bar Board Certification Program

Celebrating the "30 year club" - the Florida attorneys and judges who have maintained their board certification since 1983. read more >

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