October 21, 2016

Of Counsel

Pregnant pause for Florida lawyers

Judges have broad discretion over whether maternity leave is a valid reason to delay a case. In deciding such matters, judges must balance one side's need for additional time against the possible disadvantage to the other side resulting from a delay. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Grave danger: David Charlip specializes in cases involving funeral negligence

In 2002, David Charlip was enjoying a Friday night cocktail with friends when a newly minted lawyer asked him for some advice about a potential case. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

The Florida Bar's new president puts emphasis on affordability

The Bar's new president takes aim at the ‘justice gap' and diversity challenges. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Tapping a beer niche

Attorney Trevor Brewer nurses a career representing beer makers. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

The 'Boomer Barrister'

Marketing himself as “The Baby Boomers' Barrister,” former consumer products executive Skip Tylman has carved out a legal niche advising his Baby Boomer peers about estate planning and elder care. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Avoid a fracas with collaborative divorce

Collaborative divorce is catching on as a less expensive option. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Running the numbers: Using analytics to gain a legal edge

Members of the legal profession are increasingly adopting the use of data analytics. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Social studies: Social media and the law

For seven years at south Florida's Richman Greer, Ethan Wall focused his practice on intellectual property and social media issues. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Revising Florida's constitution

Work is beginning on forming the state's next Constitutional Revision Committee. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Rude awakening: Many foreign-born veterans think military service confers citizenship

When veteran Axel Runtschke walked into Tallahassee attorney Elizabeth Ricci's office, he changed her practice. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Setting the pace: Lawyer Erin Deady is an environmental steward

Erin Deady's love of the environment led her into law. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Hard questions from Florida Bar President Ramón A. Abadin

The Bar's new president insists he's not being combative, just realistic. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Fighting words: The First Amendment and anonymous online speech

Does the First Amendment protect anonymous online speech if it's not true? Tampa attorney Deborah L. Thomson aims to find out. She herself has been the target of what she claims is an untrue anonymous posting. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Learning curve: Attorneys deal with mountains of electronic data

Lawyers struggle with gleaning relevant information from mountains of emails and other electronic communications. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Looking at the bigger economic picture

As new vice chairman of Enterprise Florida, attorney Alan Becker talks about his new role. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Stitching a niche: Lawyer Laura Ganoza's fashionable work

In response to Miami's growing popularity among fashion designers, Ganoza and Foley & Lardner have created a niche -- “custom-made counseling for the Miami fashion industry.” Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Filling the cracks: Greater legal accessibility needed in Florida

Two attorneys set out to make legal services more accessible. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Attorney LaShawnda Jackson is driven to succeed

Attorney LaShawnda Jackson's memory of her father propels her to succeed. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

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 »
Published on 6/27/2014

Developing Story

A 20-year legal battle over a water management district's condition for development is over — sort of. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2013

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