April 24, 2014

Politics & Law Archive

Job No. 1: Education

High on Senate President Don Gaetz's agenda: Education reforms aimed at improving job prospects for students. read more >

Florida's Legislative Preview

A roundup of what interest groups, lawmakers and the governor are seeking this year during Florida's 2013 Legislative session. read more >

Attorney Kristi Davisson on being a court mediator

Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Kristi Davisson, answers questions about court mediation in Florida... read more >

Law Schools in Florida

Ranked by enrollment 2011. read more >

Law Firms in Florida

Ranked by number of lawers in Florida. read more >

Florida Law: Vital Statistics

Statewide statistics about Florida's legal landscape. read more >

Making the Cut

Cuts in court funding coupled with skyrocketing court loads from the foreclosure crisis have created backlogs and delays in Florida's system read more >

BP Bonanza

In a legal industry beset by the recession and pressures to become more efficient, a notable niche of growth has involved the final settlement of the BP oil spill. read more >

Why Law Firms Fail

Business strategy and good internal management can be as important to a law firm's survival as its legal competence. read more >

Tech and the Law

Lawyers haven't always been the most tech savvy professionals, but tech experts say that's changing... read more >

Big-Picture Legal Trends in Florida

The recession has exposed structural flaws in the business models of many law firms. read more >

Florida's Debt Debate

Gov. Rick Scott makes good on a promise to cut the state's debt level, but some say the move is ill-timed. read more >

Running on E

Laird Lile wants to make sure attorneys have no excuse for missing e-filing deadlines. read more >

Florida Legislative Priorities

One minute with two top state leaders: Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, and Senate Education Chairman John Legg. read more >

Florida's Freshman Lawmakers

Meet Florida's 15 new senators and 44 house representatives. Each profile includes party, district, net worth and notable news. read more >

Vote of Confidence

Florida pollster Bruce Barcelo is making a name for himself ensuring ‘ballot integrity' in budding democracies. read more >

Being There - Florida Law, Overseas

Expanding abroad doesn't necessarily mean opening an office overseas. read more >

Call of Duty - Stetson's new Veterans Law Institute

Students at Stetson University's new law institute battle on behalf of veterans and active-duty personnel. read more >

Lining Up - Rick Scott's Opponents

Already, at least six candidates are considering running against Rick Scott. read more >

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