May 29, 2015

Politics & Law Archive

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 >

Rick Scott at Midterm

Gov. Rick Scott, the outsider, has had to become more of an insider. read more >

Guiding Principles

Elected to office at age 23, Andrew Gillum says he felt unprepared at times for what lay ahead. So he created a program that supports other young officials. read more >

Mercy Mission - Lawyer Aids Former Felons

Clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia helps convicted felons get their rights back. read more >

Florida Amendment 2 - Veterans Tax Relief

About 74,000 veterans would qualify for the tax break. read more >

Florida Amendment 3 - Budget--Taxes

More than 20 state legislatures have rejected similar proposals. read more >

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