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Of Counsel In the News - Feb. 2005

Douglas Mannheimer, a partner in the Tallahassee office of Orlando-based Broad and Cassel, has been appointed to the Article V Technology Board of the Florida Legislature. The board is to make recommendations for improving technology in the state courts system...

Baker & Hostetler has added eight lawyers to the employment and labor practice group in its Orlando office. The new hires include partners Kevin W. Shaughnessy, Joyce Ackerbaum Cox and Patrick M. Muldowney...

The delancyhill law firm in Miami has added Carol N. Green as of counsel. She is a registered patent attorney...

Gov. Jeb Bush has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the case of Terry Schiavo, a severely brain-damaged woman being kept alive under a controversial law that empowered the governor to order her feeding tube replaced. The law was struck down as unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court...

The Florida Supreme Court will weigh the scope of privacy protections in Florida's constitution against the interests of prosecutors. The case involves doctor-shopping allegations against syndicated talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh...

The court also is asking state legislators to include 67 new circuit court judges, 41 county court judges and two new judges for the district courts of appeal in its court budget this year. Legislators have not approved any new judges since 2002.